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A Farewell to Naptime

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It's the day I knew would come, and I must say I have more mixed emotions than I thought I would. It is time to say goodbye to nap time in our house. With some reluctance, but also relief,...
Like many of you, this was a year of simplifying for my family. We carefully waded through piles of our unused belongings and made our goal living with less. Our oldest son (who is the king of hoarding lids...
First off, let me just say that I am SO fortunate to have been able to breastfeed two babies until they were a year old without complication. I do really enjoy the convenience of being able to feed my...
Anyone with kids in childcare knows this sentence: "Sick children need to stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours." I have 3 kids. Sometimes one runs a fever for 2 hours and is fine for the rest of the day....
I'm currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a "right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness" baby. But it's fine. It's fine. Everything's fine. I'm fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowering of expectations can't help! When you know you're having...
My husband and I went into marriage knowing that we would adopt our first child. When we were ready to start growing our family, we contacted an agency and we were sent a giant stack of paperwork. We were...
"So what do you DO with them?" -everyone ever, when they find out I work with toddlers on speech and language. As a practicing early intervention speech pathologist, I get a lot of questions about language stimulation that parents can...
If your blonde haired self and your dirty blonde husband go in to the hospital to deliver a baby, and the nurse hands you a red head, you might be a little shocked. If you feel a little shocked, you...
My favorite age of each of our three kids has been four years old. Why? Because they are so talkative. I have an introvert personality, and talking isn't necessarily my strength. So, having someone around who talked constantly was...
I started this whole pumping journey 8 years ago when my first son was born. Let me start out by saying that each time I pumped for my kids, I had a slightly different experience, but reflecting back on...
For four years straight, I was either pregnant or nursing. Last month, I weaned my second child from nursing, and guess what? I don’t feel sad at all. Before you gather your friends and march to my house with pitchforks, hear...
Well, it happened. Our first child lulled us into a false sense of security, and we decided to have another. After spending much time laying in bed (thanks, morning sickness) while my toddler watches episode after episode of Daniel...

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