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Why Babywearing Benefits Moms and Babies

I was asked to write about one subject: babywearing. Easy, right? Since I love it so much and am so passionately involved in the education, safety, implementation and access to this thing called babywearing, this piece should be a cake walk…. Oh, but no. I was so very wrong. Babywearing is so much more than […]

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The Naptime Struggle is Real

Why. Won’t. You. Nap?! I just don’t get it. The second I think I have any handle or control of naptime, he goes and switches it up on me. He follows a routine just long enough to lure me into thinking that I can actually count on some time to myself (time to myself: laundry, […]

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How to Take a Toddler and an Infant to the Zoo in 30 (Million) Easy Steps

Or: A Tale of Two Banana Peels Mentally switch today’s plans from doctor appointment to zoo trip with friends since you forgot to schedule a babysitter. Inform toddler of zoo trip. Call to reschedule doctor appointment. Receive text from mother asking what time she should come over to babysit. Realize you must have asked mother […]

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Processing Gender Disappointment

  There I was in my midwife’s office, tears rolling down my face. No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t stop them from falling. “I’m not sad, just surprised.” She made a note in my file as I blubbered on. “I just can’t see myself mothering a little girl,” I continued,  “I always thought […]

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I’m Trying to Savor…

You’ve been here for a month, my sweet baby girl. How has it gone by so fast. I look at your perfect little face and I wonder, am I holding you enough? I had to do the dishes, to feed your brothers, to take a shower, and I wonder what I missed when I put […]

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