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For some reason, I always knew I would try to breastfeed when I had a baby. Like, since I was a kid I knew I would. I was three when my younger brother was born, and my earliest memories...

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Since connecting with my intended parents (IP's), we started speaking almost everyday.  We connected in February, and it's now June.  This should give you a pretty good idea on how slow this process can be. In April of 2013, the...
I have been working with infants for 25 years. I love babies! With four of my own, let me tell you–none of them have been the same. Not a single baby has been exactly the same! However, I have...

Swaddle Me Crazy

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Last night, we tried to not swaddle Henrik for bedtime. He found his hand over the weekend, and now will stop at nothing to get it in his mouth, including busting out of the Halo sleep sack swaddle. Problem...

Lost

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Until recently I’ve been telling people that I lost a son. I don’t say it much, mind you, because it is not something that easily comes up in conversation. However, when the...
My husband and I recently had our 4th child and I have to admit, it's rocked my world. But I would hazard a guess that it has a little less to do with the fact that it's our fourth, and...
I see you there, Mama. It’s been a rough day, hasn’t it? I know because, as I’m writing this, I’m right there with you. Maybe you’re struggling to shower and change out of your pajamas, with a sink full of dishes...
My baby is approaching his first birthday.  Already!!!  I can not believe how fast this year went.  The fastest of my life for sure. Shortly after the baby was born, I shared how things were going for me Adjusting to...
I was just filling out some pages in my little one’s baby book. Can you believe he is 5 months old already?!!  I feel like we are flying through the milestone checklist. I can’t help but compare remember when his...

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Free to Read: How to Access Public Library Resources from Home...

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