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Potty Time!

On 13 September 2012 , tags: children, parenting 1 Comments

Everyone always told me that boys do the whole potty training thing later than girls. Having just turned two in June, I didn't push the issue. Although, he did get a cool, singing potty chair from Grandma and PaPaw for his birthday, but it remained in the corner of the bathroom untouched. He did, however, like to pour water in ...

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The Book I Cannot Be Without

On 30 August 2010 , tags: life, mothering, parenting 0 Comments

I am a natural birthing, breastfeeding, baby wearing, sleep sharing, non-circumcising mommy and this book helps me do that the best way I can. The Baby Book my Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears is my go to book for all kinds of questions. I have referred to it for anything from newborn procedures, to potty training, to growth and breastfeeding. ...

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My Mom Style

On 07 July 2010 , tags: mothering, parenting 1 Comments

While I was pregnant, I got a lot questions. Things like... Will you use pacifiers? Are you going to pump? Will you co-sleep? What kind of slings are you going to buy? Will you use cloth diapers? ...and so on. I was kind of determined not to set myself up for disappointment by deciding ahead of time what I would be doing. In my ...

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A Dad's View During Pregnancy

On 07 March 2010 , tags: parenting, pregnancy 0 Comments

What is it like for the husband leading up to the birth of a child? First, there was the day when my wife, Hannah, showed me the pregnancy test and tears of joy came out of my eyes when I saw the plus sign. After that, I began to feel pressure because once the baby is born I will ...

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Swine Flu Vaccine Has Led to Miscarriage

On 28 November 2009 , tags: health, life, parenting 2 Comments

Vaccinations can be a difficult topic, especially among moms and moms-to-be. There are very strong opinions out there and who's to tell another mother, no matter what her choice is, that she is endangering her child? Each one believes she is protecting her child. About eleven years ago, I first heard about the controversies of vaccinating. Until then, I didn't understand ...

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Vaccination Exemption in Texas

On 20 August 2009 , tags: health, life, parenting 2 Comments

In addition to medical and religious reasons, I recently learned that Texas and Arkansas have been added to the list of 20 states that allow for "philosophical" exemptions from vaccinations. By stating that you are opposed to vaccinations based on your philosophies, your children can be exempt from getting any or all vaccinations. It is not necessary to state your ...

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Attachment Parenting: The Science Behind the Style

On 12 August 2009 , tags: mothering, parenting 6 Comments

Okay, attachment parenting it is!Attachment Parenting is the special bond between you and your baby. It means the mother (and father) are in harmony with the needs of the baby. It usually refers to the mother more because the mother-infant attachment can be stronger than that with the father mostly due to breastfeeding and the ...

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Dads and Doulas

On 06 July 2009 , tags: birth, parenting 3 Comments

My husband's cousin has a wonderful website in Spokane that is devoted to natural childbirth. She recently had a post on her blog called Hiring a Doula: A Husband's Perspective. It has great insight of one dad's view of having a doula at their birth. Check it out!

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Battle for "Best Dad" and "Doula" Contests

On 21 June 2009 , tags: birth, parenting, pregnancy 3 Comments

Happy Father's Day, to my dad and all dads today! I currently have two contests on my blog right now. One in honor of Father's Day today. I am eager to hear your "best dad" stories. Tell a story on a father you admire in your life. It could be your husband, father, grandfather, or friend! And, in the post below, share ...

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Book of the Week

On 09 June 2009 , tags: health, life, parenting 0 Comments

Childhood Vaccinations by Lauren Feder, M.D. I recently posted that I would write about vaccinations. Since then, I have been reading and researching beyond what I had already done over the past several years. It has been about eleven years since I first learned of the choices that we have concerning being vaccinated and vaccinating our children. In addition, about a month ...

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