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Pacifier Weaning SUCKS!

Posted on: August 5, 2016 | Parenting Philosophy

Pacifier Weaning

Pacifier weaning can pose its challenges! Our littles seem to get very attached to their paci, binky, boppy, no-no nucky or bip. Each has created their own term of endearment for their beloved pacifier. Every family has a creative name for this little piece of household ‘peace and quiet’. Almost 200 different names to …


Sweet & Sentimental Things To Do On Father’s Day

Posted on: June 14, 2016 | Parenting Philosophy

Ahh. Father’s Day. The bright summer sun, the smell of the grill sizzling, the sound of the kids splashing in the pool.  Father’s Day is a day that celebrates the contribution that fathers, and father figures, make for their children.  You may be looking to facilitate a fun filled day of activities to celebrate and …


What to do if your baby…

Posted on: April 1, 2016 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

There’s no written owner’s manual when it comes to being a parent.  There are books and resources.  There is advice from other’s experiences.  There are other moms to bounce ideas off of.  No matter how many resources we have available to us, we continually come across scenarios in parenting that make us …


Boycotting The Terrible Twos

Posted on: March 18, 2016 | Parenting Philosophy

According to the Mayo Clinic, the “terrible twos” are a normal stage in a toddler’s development characterized by mood changes, temper tantrums and use of the word “no.” The terrible twos typically occur when toddlers begin to struggle between their reliance on adults and their desire for independence.  As parents, this is an …


Lightening The Load…One Tushy At A Time

Posted on: January 18, 2016 | Parenting Philosophy, Pregnancy

There are a lot of things that we take for granted every day. Financial Stability. Food. Water. Shelter. Life. Family.  Diapering our babies.  There are many families who start and end each day stressed out about how they are going to provide clean diapers for their children. This stress can induce severe negativity and …


Hiring A Babysitter Makes You A Role Model

Posted on: March 26, 2015 | Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I learned everything I needed to know about different parenting styles as a young teenaged babysitter. Really! Prior to that, I only knew how my parents did it and if the truth be told…. I wasn’t so impressed with them. So… I watched. And I learned. I learned that some …


How To Sleep When You’re Homesick…..

Posted on: March 26, 2014 | Parenting Philosophy

The other day, I was reminiscing with a mother I’d helped years ago. She’d e-mailed me pictures of her children, and you can guess my reaction: “I can’t believe how much they’ve grown!” We started chatting, and she shared her concerns about her oldest son, who was going to sleep-away …


Juggling Baby and Toddler Care Effortlessly

Posted on: February 26, 2014 | Parenting Philosophy

Cirque de Supermom; the juggling act of newborn and toddler care with effortless ease.  As graceful as you might be settling into round two of motherhood, you only have one set of hands. You’ll probably have daily reminders of how you only have one set of hands on deck when …


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