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Taking Your High Need Child to a Playgroup

Taking Your High Need Child to a Playgroup

[ 7 ] 10:41 am |

Because my family recently moved into a new community, I have been finding meet-ups and playgroups for moms and little ones.  It’s one of the few chances I have to make friends, and let me tell you, I really need some right now. As many of you know, parenting a high need child can be […]

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Home Remedies for Colic

Home Remedies for Colic

[ 1 ] 1:15 pm |

If you’ve read my blogs on this site before, you know I’m a little on the crunchy side. I’m also a 4-Star Fussy Baby Veteran with Purple Tear award. Really, don’t you wish there were such an award? We certainly deserve them as fussy baby survivors. Now I’m venturing in to irrational toddler territory. Yikes. […]

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The Mommy Plan

The Mommy Plan

[ 4 ] 10:56 am |

I will be the first to tell you that we can get lost as new parents, especially as new moms. What do we get lost in? Baby toes, baby smiles… baby SCREAMS, feeding baby all freaking day worrying about babies temperature and sleep position, contemplating why our newborn isn’t as calm and docile as we […]

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Trusting Your Parental Gut

Trusting Your Parental Gut

[ 6 ] 10:32 am |

Whether you are a mommy or a daddy, you have an unexplainable inner knowledge of what is best for your child as well as what is absolutely NOT. Sometimes it is a tiny whisper in the back of your brain that suggests you need to talk to your pediatrician. Sometimes it is a lion’s roar […]

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Feelings I Never Thought I’d Have

Feelings I Never Thought I’d Have

[ 22 ] 2:00 pm |

As the parent of a fussy baby who sounded like he was in the worst pain possible for at least a few hours each day, I was confident he had some type of medical issue. My husband and I dragged our screaming infant to the pediatrician about once a week for a while…pleading for her […]

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Calm Your Baby Naturally Through Food Choices

Calm Your Baby Naturally Through Food Choices

[ 9 ] 10:09 am |

As a huge natural living fan, I tend to take a more holistic approach when it comes to parenting, and naturally this includes colic and baby soothing solutions. Through my learning process, I’ve learned that I made some mistakes. I made them because I didn’t know. That’s what happens when we are parents: We do […]

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The Good Baby Question

The Good Baby Question

[ 7 ] 12:35 pm |

“Is He a Good Baby?” As a new mother of a seemingly “good baby” I was happy to answer this question. “Oh Yes he is! He doesn’t cry very much… mostly he just sleeps in my lap and nurses.” “Oh that is so nice. You are blessed.” “Thank you so much. I know. He’s amazing! […]

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