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Connection through tone… quick read reminder

Connection through tone… quick read reminder

GAWD… must I really do the high pitch baby voice??!! We all do it. You know the voice. The voice that inevitably comes out of our mouth when we talk to a cute, chubby little baby!! Its like something takes over our vocal cords and we just can not help ourselves. During my “breaking free” from traditional parenting and focusing more on connection; I discovered that if I raised my voice an octave higher, my kids would respond worlds better!…

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There’s SNOW!!….. In the house???

There’s SNOW!!….. In the house???

Its been a very long winter. The sun has graced us a little more lately… yesterday was such a day! Must Be Apart of it!! Plans were quickly made for a play date in the afternoon at the park. My kitchen was in much need of some love, but that sun… that glorious sun! Screw the chores! Dressed the twins and headed outside. Sitting in the slightly damp grass, my babies surveyed the land. They quickly spotted the biggest, muddiest…

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Cry it out…things every mom should know before doing it

Cry it out…things every mom should know before doing it

“It was a simple needs-met symbiosis that required a total suspension of ideas of “what should be happening” and an embracing of what was actually going on in that moment.” ∼Claire Niala *This is a copy. I found that people did not like the title or picture of my post on “What cry it out is actually doing to your baby”. This article is NOT only about cry it out but it explores the needs of babies and what happens when…

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Wet Nursing-Exclusively nursing twins Plus one

Wet Nursing-Exclusively nursing twins Plus one

One, two, three how many babies do you see!! Four kids plus Twins plus Wet Nursing = Delightfully BUSY! So I just wanted to write a quick post here to let everyone know that my writing may slow down some, as you may have already noticed. Our lives have been blessed with the opportunity to care for and wet-nurse my nephew who is 4 months old (at the time of this post), 3 months younger than my twins. Since I am…

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Cry It Out-What it’s Doing to your Baby

Cry It Out-What it’s Doing to your Baby

“It was a simple needs-met symbiosis that required a total suspension of ideas of “what should be happening” and an embracing of what was actually going on in that moment.” ∼Claire Niala Sleep training is a hot topic here in the Western World. I even see Facebook ads popping up encouraging parents to take their specialized course on how to make their baby sleep through the night. I get the appeal, we love our sleep. When I was a first…

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Breastfeeding tips you wont normally hear

Breastfeeding tips you wont normally hear

  “I am the roots to your growing tree. For so many months, I’ve been all you need. A sapling so weak will one day be strong. I will help you sweet baby, because I am your mom.”  *unknown I do not usually follow the trends that happen on Facebook. However, these breast-feeding pictures are just to beautiful to pass on! I’m also in agreement with the breastfeeding movement. Social norms tell us that breastfeeding our babies is almost a…

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There’s times I dont like my kids

There’s times I dont like my kids

Shocking and vulnerable admission for sure but I bet you can relate! There have been moments/times I haven’t liked my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death.. but there have been days where it has felt like it would be easier to die for them, than navigate one more hour of attitude and tantrums…  sometimes it can feel like sheer torture, especially running on little sleep! My amazing friend once said to me, “when you have kids you absolutely will…

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