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Trusting Your Parental Gut

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

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Good Enough

  Parenting is hard. Being a mom or a dad, is hard. Pulling that battery out of your 8 month old’s mouth? Easy choice. How to handle epic tantrums? Not so easy. The thing about parenting is

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Because I’m Mommy

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something

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Calm Your Baby Naturally Through Food Choices

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

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I Was a Much Better Parent Before I Had Kids

Sean’s great post last week got me thinking. I don’t know about you, but I was the world’s best parent before I had kids. I knew all of the tips and tricks to get my fictional children

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I’m Holly. Who are you?

Hi! My name is Holly, what’s yours? I’m 35 years old, and mom to two awesome kids, ages 5 and 7. I’ve been married to a wonderful, supportive man for 13 years. I attribute much of our

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The Good Baby Question

“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

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Using Positive Labels With Our Spirited Child

Using positive labels to describe our spirited child is not only good for them, but it can actually change the way we perceive their behaviors, and even the way we feel about them. If we are constantly

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The Lonely Mother

Young, overwhelmed mothers of fussy babies don’t usually ask for help. It’s almost unheard of. They can be treading water, on the verge of being pulled under and they’ll still need to be coaxed

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The Ugly Truth: Breaking the Mom Code

Before I had my daughter, what I knew of the birth experience was the emotional first moments after parents meet their baby that I’ve seen on T.V. and in movies. The subsequent days are usually shown

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