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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

When and how to wean from the breast, a big milestone for both of you!

Are you ready to wean?  Is your child?  How can you make it easier on yourself and your child when the time is right? There are not very many moments that are sweeter than nursing or bottle feeding your sleepy baby.  What precious memories I have of those moments, and how quickly they pass.  There …

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Amber beads….effective or risky for teething pain?

There are many testimonials that amber beads help with teething discomfort…but no real scientific evidence.  In my opinion the risk outweighs the potential benefit.  What are your thoughts? There is nothing worse than seeing your child uncomfortable and not being able to soothe him.  Often parents complain of sleepless nights and fussy days when their …

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“Stick to your plan” may be the key to parenting!

    Maybe the best parenting advice ever…..”Stick to the plan!” As I was talking to a Mom the other day, I realized how often I said, “Just stick to your plan” or “Be consistent”, or “Stay on this track”. Much of my encouragement to parents centers on finding a plan or routine and sticking …

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The gift of Grandparents!

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudolph Giulian This past weekend all 4 of our children and their cousins spent time with my parents.  While there, the kids helped a bit in the …

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