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Resolutions Are For Children

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

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A Grandparents Guide: 5 Major Problems, 5 Solutions

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

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Shattering the Good Mom Myth

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

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Do You Have a Village?

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

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When Cuddles Won’t Cure Your Baby

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

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Baby Sleep Positions Infographic

Ever slept with your baby? It can be great, right? It can also be a huge pain in the butt. I regularly wake up perched on the edge of my bed, blanketless and cold, one arm and one leg hanging off the

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Taking Your High Need Child to a Playgroup

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,

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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation and Melatonin Use in Kids

*02/15/2013 update at bottom of post *09/06/2013 update at bottom of post Sleep deprivation is a common complaint around here (especially at our Facebook group). High need babies tend to have trouble

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Try To Stress Less Super Mommy

Let’s face it, being a new mom or a second or third time mom is a huge life change. No matter how experienced you are or no matter how many books you have read or schedules you have created, it is not

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The Aftermath of Colic: Are You ‘Over It’?

My kids, both former colicky babies, are now 12 and 10. In one way, colic is just a “thing” that happened over a decade ago. And yet, I believe that for many of us, colic stays with us in

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