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I shared a similar post on another parenting blog. A lot of Moms reached out to me to thank me for sharing this, so I wanted to share it with you too. When leading my workshop for 9- to 18-month-olds, I’m often asked how long you should breastfeed your child. Sometimes moms are planning to […]

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to be on the other side of the lens… the lens of Jon-Mark. We have been planning our yearly family photo session since April. We had originally decided on a date 3 weeks earlier but E’s ezcema flare up led us to postpone. Call me a bad parent […]

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The Nipple Demon

by Ma Thoughts on June 23, 2010 · 0 comments

The lavender candlelight flickers across the infant’s soft limpid cheek, rocking within the curved caress of the gazing, singing, sighing new mother. The wee one’s dulcet squawk; so gentle yet urgent. Mother smiles and slides her pink nipple into the tiny open mouth that carefully draws the warm milk in an opiate rhythm that soothes […]

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Mother’s day is nearly a week away. My daughter was born on Mother’s Day last year. My daughter’s first birthday is nearly a week away- how did that happen? I have been going through this exact thought process at least  4 times a day for the past couple days which has led me to realize that I have mixed feelings about this upcoming […]

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It is pouring rain and I should be lounging around with my husband in a luxury hotel room in Seattle but instead I am sitting at my kitchen table in my pajamas and in desperate need of a shower. The best laid plans… If you read my post last week you know that my biggest […]

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You are sitting in the rocking chair, your brand new baby is in your arms and your friends and family take turns coming to your house to ohh and ahh over your perfect little peanut. You get asked questions like, how does she eat, how is she sleeping, is she gaining weight… and then “when’s the […]

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I am a cloth diaper user, have been for years now. I adore them and can’t say enough good things about them. I have blogged about them several times including my list of the top 10 reasons to cloth diaper. One of the reasons I fell in love with Twitter so much is because, shortly […]

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55 Minutes

by Our Little Pickle on January 26, 2010 · 4 comments

A girlfriend of mine was planning a road trip with her family for Christmas. She was concerned with the comfort and safety of her 6 and a half month old baby on their long journey so she started looking into a change of car seats. Her little guy was in the traditional infant bucket seat […]

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