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The Bad Behavior I am Ignoring

The babysitter was giving the baby a bottle this week. She set it down on the table. The toddler picked it up and chucked it across the room. Sound familiar? Afterwards, she asked me for advice on how to handle it–she wanted to know what I would have done. My advice? I would have ignored […]

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A Case Against Childproofing

American mother Debra Ollivier gave birth to her first child in Paris. When her baby reached the age of mobility, she shares, “I baby-proofed our apartment with rubber edge liners, covers on electrical sockets, latches on windows, locks on drawers and toilet seat guards… my French neighbor Genevieve took one look at our place and […]

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A System to Limit Screen Time

It had been a very long day. I was potty training a toddler and surviving with an infant taking 45-minute naps. As bedtime grew near, the toddler told me, “Mama, I give you hug.” I welcomed his sweet embrace. He pulled my ear close to his mouth and whispered in his softest 2-year-old voice, “I […]

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My Not-So-Simple Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved my Baby

Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved My Baby

When you are pushing out a baby, breathing is important. When I woke up on the morning of my due date with the worst cold I have ever had, I was scared. I couldn’t breathe.  The thought of making it through another unmedicated labor and delivery in this condition was terrifying. It was the early Spring […]

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What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

As an aspiring minimalist, I like to pack light. But I also make sure that I am well prepared. When I decided what to pack in my hospital bag for labor and delivery, I was equipped with some excellent advice from fellow moms. I found this advice to be invaluable. Today, as I finish packing for baby […]

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For the Love of Skinny Babies

Who doesn’t love a chunky baby? My son was a big baby at birth. He received a lot of praise from family members for being “a big, healthy boy”. But by 3-months, he had dropped into the 5th percentile for weight. Yes, that is single digit “5th”. The pediatrician told me he was perfectly healthy–he […]

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A Simple Birth Plan + Why Every Mom Needs One

simple birth plan

Every expectant mother needs a simple birth plan. Even if the plan is just to “have a healthy baby”. Here’s why. Let me take you down Metaphor Lane. I went to the hair salon recently. I told my stylist that I wanted bangs. A super cute photo of another brunette with bangs inspired me and I […]

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How to Choose a Preschool

When it came time to choose a preschool for our first child, I took it seriously. I have a hard time delegating out important tasks–this includes educating my children. Because as a parent, I believe that I am the first teacher and our home is the first classroom. At least this was the case in the beginning.  Do […]

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