Tag: Marriage

An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies’ Mothers

An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies’ Mothers

[ 0 ] 3:52 pm |

Dear Guys, It’s not just her. We’re all like that. Mommies are biologically wired to respond to our babies’ needs. Crying is the only way they have to communicate with us, and when they cry, we don’t just hear it; we FEEL it. Like, deep in our soul, pulling at our hearts feel it. Don’t […]

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Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

[ 8 ] 11:03 am |

The last thing I ever expected in life was to have a high need baby. I already had 2 gorgeous girls who were unusually happy and content so when I became pregnant with our 3rd child, my little Zachary, I guess I just expected the same. Early on in my pregnancy, I could already tell […]

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Why It’s Not “Just” Colic or Fussiness

Why It’s Not “Just” Colic or Fussiness

[ 65 ] 10:14 am |

I loved Sophie’s last post on how parents of fussy, colicky or high need kids are part of an exclusive club. Without having thought of it in those terms before, that’s exactly what it’s like: The club that no one ever asked to join. And while I’m the first to acknowledge that we need to […]

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Rhonda’s Story: How We’ve Survived a High Need Child

Rhonda’s Story: How We’ve Survived a High Need Child

[ 6 ] 11:02 am |

In 2008, my husband and I received into the world what would be a compendium of baby experiences to test our patience and our marriage. Kayah was born in May, 2008, in all of her red-headed screaming glory. We felt blessed – The first days appeared to bring us enough joy that neither of us […]

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How My Marriage Survived Colic

How My Marriage Survived Colic

[ 5 ] 1:09 pm |

Sometimes I really wonder how we made it through. Sometimes I look back on those days and wonder how I managed to come out on the other side with my sanity and my marriage intact. But here we are, 2.5 years and another child later and we’re still together, so obviously we did something right. […]

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