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“Is She a Good Baby??”

I’ve had several people pose the question – “Is she a good baby?” – when meeting Eleanor for the first time. Now, I know these people are well intentioned and don’t imagine I’d give any answer but “yes.” However, I have to say the phrase gives me pause; the English…


Parental Goals

In Our Babies, Ourselves, the author, Meredith F. Small, discusses “parental goals.” She defines parental goals as, “conscious or unconscious objectives that influence every action with their offspring.” Since I read this book about a year ago, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this concept. Small says that overwhelmingly, American…

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Why I’m a Babywearer

Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Essentials This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared the parenting essentials that they could not live without. Please read to the…


A Weaning Story

I always had a vague nursing goal of making it to 2 years with Callum; as it turns out, that was pretty much right on the money.  This was never a firm deadline of I “absolutely must make it to 2” or “I’ll definitely stop once we hit 2” but…