Tag: parenting advice

Saying Thank You to Children

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My child sometimes says please and thank you. If he really wants something, he yells, "Peeeaaaassss." I call that progress. I try to always...

Keep Your Pants On: Potty Training Tales

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“Keep your pants on!” That is definitely not a phrase I thought I would be repeating over and over throughout the day! In case you...

This Might Hurt a Little: Parenting and Natural Consequences

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I was a teacher in another chapter of life, a high school teacher, and I loved it. I get sentimental around this time of...

Creating Consent Culture: It Starts with Diaper Changes

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I sat and talked with the babysitter, a good friend of mine, about how Moira's time with her had been. My friend gave me...

I Wanted a Girl, and That’s Ok.

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We didn't have a boy name or even a cute fetal nickname. From the beginning, I referred to my lower abdomen as Louise. "Say hello...

Make Room for Stay at Home Dads

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The number of dads who stay home with their children has doubled since 1989. While mothers still make up the majority of stay-at-home-parents, an...

Grandmother Doesn’t Always Know Best: Respecting Parenting Choices

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Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up,...

Ways to Wear your Kiddo: Wraps, Carriers, and Resources

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Some basics: -Always follow the safety instructions for every wrap or carrier you use. Use a spotter at first to make sure babe is secure...

How Do You Know If You’re Done Having Kids?

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I, by chance, did everything 'by the book' - college, career, husband, then babies. I spent so many years not having babies that by...

To My Newly Turned Teenage Boy

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Well, I never thought I would see the day but here we are! You are my 1st born, the one that made me a...

We Couldn’t Afford to Pay for College. And it’s not the...

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I remember thinking when our babies were born that college seemed far off. People told us we should start saving right away, especially after...

Teaching Children about Disability

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We consistently sit in the same pew at church every week. Lately, my toddler has noticed someone else who sits near us every week....

Tips for Smoother Co-Parenting, Even When you are Married

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Co-parenting typically refers to parents who are raising a child together despite being divorced or separated. But even if you are married, alternating childcare...