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Category Archives: Kids & Parenting

Toys. Parents all over world can be heard making a collective groan at the mere mention of the word. They invade our homes before our children have even exited the womb and effortlessly multiply before our very eyes. I was able to keep the toy situation somewhat under control when we only had one child, but […]

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I love asparagus…with brown butter sauce, in quiche, on salad. Yummmm. I remember watching the Food Network where someone showed how to “bend and snap” asparagus to find the natural point where the spear goes from woody and fibrous to tender and green. This was such an a-ha moment for me. I had been doing it […]

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Baby-led weaning is a method of introducing solid foods that skips spoon feeding purees and instead allows the child to feed himself. It’s presenting your baby with a range of healthy food options and trusting his sense of hunger and desire to learn to eat without interfering in the process. It’s more about an attitude of […]

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While Preston’s birth didn’t happen exactly how I had planned, my recovery was better than I could have imagined. It felt great to be able to care for my baby and visit with friends and family just hours after the birth. I remember sitting on the hospital bed the day after he was born eating a […]

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***Note: This post contains images of labor and a Cesarean birth that some may consider graphic.*** There’s a physiological phenomenon called disassociation; it’s a protective mechanism enabled by the nervous system when it reaches its maximum capacity to process stimulation. It’s that zoned out feeling when you’re driving and suddenly arrive at your destination with no idea […]

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