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Parenting Philosophy: Taking the long view

The book closed softly and I whispered, “Time for bed, everyone. I’ll be up to tuck you in.” Ten feet scurried for the stairs. I smiled at my husband. 348 more words


When my heart walks away

Our family is tight. We have years of homeschooling under our collective belt. We built a house together. We recovered from loss together. We held Sunday family meetings. 922 more words


Tired and the 'spirited' child

It’s official. I’m tired. The tired that sleep cannot fix. Between an active 3 year who seems to thrive on little sleep, a two year old who has become one of those ‘spirited’ kids I’ve heard so much about, and my 9 month pregnant body, I’ve just about lost all hope of functioning. 466 more words

Raising a dragon...Profile of a high needs baby

A few days after Munna’s birth, I knew that he wasn’t an ordinary baby. I had always imagined that babies just lie peacefully in their cribs, happily gazing away at the musical mobile above on their cots. 343 more words

High Needs Baby

THE Busy Child

We covered what a high maintenance baby is.  But what happens when that baby does not even out, and continues on this path?  She goes from a high maintenance baby to a high maintenance child. 1,797 more words

Kids And Behavior

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an oldie but the best representation of spirit  ::  Raena J, circa January 2015

Raena is thoughtful and creative.  Shy but attention-longing.  Bright and cunning.  Strong and willed.   363 more words

Photo A Day

Leaving the Mental Hospital.

It feels like there’s a shift in the tide. My 7-year old paroled mental patient has officially been discharged. It’s fascinating watching her as she’s changing so much, both physically and mentally. 790 more words