Leyani Redditi

Not always feeling happy around the holidays

December 5, 2014

Every year when we unpack our holiday trimmings, we find the stash of books we’ve stored next to the lights and the stockings. We have multiple copies of The Night Before Christmas, stories of gingerbread boys, girls and men. And my favorite, Grumpy Badger’s Christmas by Paul Bright. I love this book, because it acknowledges […]

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Gratitude

October 25, 2014

I am grateful for many things big and small, grand and mundane. Today, it is the joyful shriek of my girls running in the twilight. And this month especially, I have been thinking about how grateful I am for Attachment Parenting International (API). I learned from the words of Gretchen Levy, a writer on habits […]

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When One Parent is Away (A Lot)

October 25, 2013

Sometimes I think of our family as an airplane and my husband and I the co-pilots. We are responsible for our precious passengers, our children, and we do our best to fly over beautiful vistas, look out for bad weather and provide decent meals. We love flying our plane and help each other navigate, give […]

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How Children Succeed

May 17, 2013

I am walking through Target with my three year old and stop to brows the book section. I am a sucker for parenting books and this title really caught my eye. “How CHILDREN SUCCEED” it blared in all caps. I picked it up expecting to read about a regiment of early chess lessons and lots […]

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You Made Me a Mom

May 10, 2013

Attachment Parenting International wishes mothers everywhere a Happy Mother’s Day!   I was chatting with a very pregnant friend the other day. After we discussed logistics and baby boy clothes she said. “I just want my daughter to know that she is still special to me.” My friend got tears in her eyes and I […]

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Take a day off from the world

March 13, 2013

I guess I’m a pretty typical parent. I am busy and my family is busy. We do lots of fun things and we do lots of things that just need to get done. When it all adds up, we are stretched a little thin. We are tired and we need some down time. My husband […]

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I love you when you are angry

February 8, 2013

I love you when you’re angry, you know,” I said and pulled her close. She looked at me with disbelief. “I love you when you are angry, I love you when you are happy, sad, mad, glad, board, excited, sleeping, awake, home or at school. I love you, no matter what. I never felt like […]

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Eating the Rainbow

January 2, 2013

I have not had an easy relationship with food. My childhood food experience could be summed up by the phrase, “nothing in moderation.” No that is not a typo, I lived in a home of extremes, NO sugar!  NO salt! Handfuls of vitamins! to name a few of my most vivid memories. I know that […]

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