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Posted on July 26th, 2015 by
“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and I refer to it often when I talk about parenting. I’ve found most everything in life is more effective when it’s done heart-to-heart—especially discipline! This next article is an excerp...
Posted on March 24th, 2015 by
Archetypal Symbols Within Nature: A Hidden Source of Meaning in the Journey of Pregnancy and Motherhood According to Rubin, “childbearing requires an exchange of a known self in a known world for an unknown self in an unknown world” (1984, p. 52). It has been argued that the backdrop of pregnan...
Posted on September 12th, 2014 by
Like me, I invite you to glean just one little new mommy nugget and call it a mothering WIN that will last you a lifetime. It’s Summer Solstice! Perhaps so very obviously, rather than being out and under the sun I am nestled in bed. That’s right, tucked away in the warmth of my new Son’s arrival. A...
Posted on September 12th, 2014 by
That might even put food onto your table. That moment when someone asks what you're making for dinner … Tonight. With nada in my noggin I entertain the possibility that this casts me as a terrible mom and wife. No, I know I'm not. What I don't know though is how people meal plan. Especially for ...
Posted on August 25th, 2014 by
Pregnancy and trying to conceive are exciting times, filled with new developments. And the birth of a first baby is truly the birth of three people: a child, a mother and a father (or partner.) It is so important to have strong supports to lean upon. Yet, many new parents find that old friends do ...
Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by
If you are pregnant, one of the best things you can do is see a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractic care provides so many things a pregnant body needs: a flexible and balanced spine, hips and pelvis; internal organs without postural stress and freedom from nerve stress. All essential for a health ...
Posted on June 26th, 2014 by
By Cheryl Tallmanwww.FreshBaby.com Dealing with stress on a daily basis is inevitable when kids, jobs, traffic, bills and a number of other factors come into play. While a little bit of stress keeps us aware, alive and productive, too much prolonged exposure can have serious effects on our physical...
Posted on June 12th, 2014 by
Many expectant fathers experience “daddy nesting” during pregnancy as a flurry of activities such as buying and assembling baby gear, worrying about finances and postpartum work/life balance, doing endless research on the safest possible car seat setup. While these activities are of course important...
Posted on May 7th, 2014 by
One of the reasons birth is such a profound experience is because it changes us, forever. Pregnancy and birth makes you a different person. Not only are there physical changes, but the way that you relate to the world completely changes. You look at your parents differently. You look at yourself dif...
Posted on March 10th, 2014 by
Sweet Spot - Sleep Begets Sleep It is amazing how this works! What time does your baby go to sleep at night? Is it too late? Did you miss the “sweet spot” sleepy window? For babies six months or older consider a bedtime between 6:30-7:30 p.m. Helping your baby get the proper amount of sleep ca...