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Baby-proof vs baby-friendly: Making your entire home a "yes" space

There’s something about the term “baby-proof” that rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it’s the pro-lifer in me, saying that babies aren’t dangers that we need to defend ourselves against. 974 more words


A love letter to 8 and a half months

Everyone knows that parenting changes you, but few reveal that it’s a constant, malleable transformation, reflecting the depth of your understanding of your offspring, and the deepening of your love and interest in their life. 519 more words


Dreaming Ourselves Awake Podcast- Episode 1

Welcome to the first ever Dreaming Ourselves Podcast. I am so excited to be sharing this podcast with you and very pleased to have Dr Bruce Scott as my first guest.  275 more words


Shame: A Roadblock to Respectful Parenting

Most prominent among the questions parents ask is a certain “brand” or theme that looks something like this:

“How do I deal with my own anger?” 2,706 more words

Connection is KEY (also...free printable!)

My 3-year-old daughter stood up from the potty and slowly started peeling one square of toilet paper away from the roll. The baby was fussing in the other room and I knew he wanted to eat. 688 more words

Starting EC Late

Our nappy and toileting journey with Strong has been a very different one from those with Bear and Star. With both of my first two bubba’s we used cloth nappies for their whole nappying years. 2,399 more words

Cloth Nappies


My favorite part of our Christmas celebration, this year, happened while I was in the next room. After two straight days of grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins (and an embarrassing amount of both presents and cookies), the festivities were over and we had just arrived home. 2,138 more words