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Category: General Parenting

Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

[ 2 ] 2:33 pm |

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that he’s a fussy eater who can’t go more than 1 or 2 hours between feeds. It’s […]

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Disturbing Vintage Baby Ads: Remedies for Colic, Gas and Other Baby Ailments

Disturbing Vintage Baby Ads: Remedies for Colic, Gas and Other Baby Ailments

[ 0 ] 11:21 pm |

It’s hard to believe, but the following are real vintage ads for remedies for common baby ailments like colic, gas (wind), teething, rash and colds. Disturbing doesn’t even begin to describe some of these. It’s not colic, it’s insomnia! “Colic, nothing! She has insomnia!”. Personally, Bill, I think she’s just the gay type – [she […]

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20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

[ 4 ] 1:56 pm |

I have to admit I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time lately reading ‘hacks’: tips or tricks to make life easier (or at least more fun). I know my husband has LOVED hearing how to pull out a sliver using baking soda, use bread clips to organize power cords, and how to microwave leftovers […]

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Cat Soothes Baby to Sleep [Video]

Cat Soothes Baby to Sleep [Video]

[ 1 ] 9:23 am |

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4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

[ 10 ] 11:10 am |

Baby books and websites will often give you tips for making life with your baby easier and less stressful. These tips may include: ‘Get your baby into a good routine as early as possible’, ‘Put your baby to bed drowsy but not asleep’, ‘If your baby is fussy, it’s probably because of gas’, and ‘Be […]

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Resolutions Are For Children

Resolutions Are For Children

[ 0 ] 9:45 am |

Let’s be honest. New Year’s Resolutions are kind of a joke. A sad joke. They are a flash in the pan of hopefulness. Sure….2012 added fifteen pounds, nearly cleaned out the savings and was as romantic as a Quentin Tarantino movie. But this year will be different. I’m RESOLVED that it will be different. (And […]

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A Grandparents Guide: 5 Major Problems, 5 Solutions

A Grandparents Guide: 5 Major Problems, 5 Solutions

[ 2 ] 11:36 am |

Babies and grandparents. Usually a packaged deal. Sometimes that package is AWESOME. Sometimes…not so much. I’ve divided these Grandparent Packages into five personality types. Use them to steer away from the whirlpools that suck the fun out of family holidays faster than you can say “free babysitting”. Oh, and I’m not going to tell you […]

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Shattering the Good Mom Myth

Shattering the Good Mom Myth

[ 2 ] 10:44 am |

Ever see this sign? Every time I see it, I have to resist the temptation to find a can of spray paint. According to that quote every time my floors are clean and my kids aren’t happy, I’m a bad mom. Hmmmm…. “Yes, you have to finish your broccoli.” “But that makes me unhappy!” “Well… […]

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Do You Have a Village?

Do You Have a Village?

[ 4 ] 12:14 pm |

Do you have a village? Is it your your mother, your sister, your moms group, your neighbor? Or maybe your best friend? I am a few years removed now from my fussy and colicky newborns. But I am never removed from the day to day challenges that befall every family. Most days, support is great […]

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When Cuddles Won’t Cure Your Baby

When Cuddles Won’t Cure Your Baby

[ 6 ] 5:25 pm |

Before I had kids, I had a very vivid picture of what I assumed parenting a newborn would look like. In the mornings I would get my baby out of her crib, and bring her into my bed to cuddle. After a few minutes of cuddling (she’d be cooing the whole time, of course), she’d […]

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