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We Needed a Sleep Intervention

I dare say that the lack of sleep that comes with the early years of parenthood is one of the hardest parts of one of the best times of life.  Our first-born, (now nearly 4) has had a tumultuous relationship with sleep.  We worked through our issues on our own for the first two years.  […]

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Breaking Our Linus

Thumb-sucking, blanket carrying — the struggle is real! My daughter is turning 4 in October, and we have a real live Linus on our hands. She affectionately has named her blanket Mine-o, as in “this is MINE – NO, do not touch!”  I thought it would work itself out if we didn’t draw too much […]

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The Scariest 10 Seconds of My Life

It all happened in a matter of 10 seconds. Like so many unforgettable moments, it was over before I could even process what had just happened, but the experience left me forever changed. It was a Sunday afternoon, and we were packing up to leave for dinner at my brother’s house. I had just returned […]

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Dear New Parents: Sometimes, It Gets Harder. (The Craziness of Parenting a Toddler.)

My daughter, Lyra, was an “easy” newborn. We got the hang of breastfeeding within a couple weeks; she gained weight well; and she started sleeping for six hour stretches by the time she was a month old. I felt extremely relieved and thankful, knowing that I don’t handle sleep deprivation very well and am more likely […]

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My Favorite Grilled Cheese

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a list of favorite foods that I don’t like to share. Unfortunately, not sharing food is like rule number 5 on the list of things that toddlers don’t allow you to do. The Grilled Cheese ranks high on my list of comfort foods and one I […]

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One Foot in the Ether: My Toddler’s Journey to Faith

My husband and I aren’t particularly religious. We don’t go to church and we rarely refer to God in our home. If anything, we practice and teach kindness and acceptance, maybe on the heels of Buddhism. That’s not to say we don’t believe in a higher power, a God, but we aren’t associated with a […]

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