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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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“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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Get a little dirty…it is time to garden!


  It is that time of year when I am doing a bit of grumbling about all the work, but also looking forward to getting my perennial beds cleared and blooming, my cut flower bed planted and preparing my vegetable garden for this summer’s crop of tomatoes, beans and of course sunflowers.  I definitely am …

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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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Easter egg hunts and the importance of family tradition


Easter always brought out the hats, gloves, and even with my husband’s protest….plaid shorts and sweaters for Connor!  The dress will be a little different this weekend, I am sure!  🙂 I am so very blessed to have all four of our children home this coming weekend to celebrate Easter.  It is easy to plan …

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Why is my baby crying???


Is your baby in a PURPLE phase of crying??? I know the look….I remember the feeling.  Every week I see a new Mom with exhausted worried eyes, and the question, “Is this crying and fussing normal?”  Most new parents are not prepared for the amount of crying their precious bundle produces!  Let’s face it, every …

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