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I don’t always have to like you…

September 8, 2008

My mother used to tell me that she would always love me, but that she didn’t like me very much right then. As a kid, this was a fairly upsetting thing to hear, so I swore, with childlike passion, that I would never utter the same sentiment. I have kept that promise. I have never […]

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I don’t always have to like you…

September 8, 2008

My mother used to tell me that she would always love me, but that she didn’t like me very much right then. As a kid, this was a fairly upsetting thing to hear, so I swore, with childlike passion, that I would never utter the same sentiment. I have kept that promise. I have never […]

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I don’t always have to like you…

September 8, 2008

My mother used to tell me that she would always love me, but that she didn’t like me very much right then. As a kid, this was a fairly upsetting thing to hear, so I swore, with childlike passion, that I would never utter the same sentiment. I have kept that promise. I have never […]

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Keeping a-breast…

August 6, 2008

It began when you were very small, No other source of food at all, every hour, sometimes less, you would suckle at my breast. Everywhere we went they’d smile supportive of us all the while, You were young and cute and small of course I breastfed, after all. Strangers told me they were proud in […]

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Nuzzle closer dear…

July 28, 2008

As my children get older I find myself longing for more attachment, my arms aching for more snuggles, more closeness. When my kids were tiny babies, it was easy to lose my sense of wonder in their overwhelming needs. I often got frustrated that they needed so very much of me, so very much of […]

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Nurse until you cry.

June 23, 2008

I thought I would share some important information I discovered about nursing. Finding it changed my life. The other day I popped over to Pumproom Confessions and saw a button on the sidebar that said “Breastfeeding shouldn’t be a downer.” As I am ever interested in the world of nursing, and an advocate for breastfeeding, […]

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Catch me while you can.

June 4, 2008

Summer lasted forever when I was a child. School would end and the days would stretch lazily before me, full of endless possibility. I would hear my parents talk about “time flying” and how much faster it was moving than it used to. I would wonder how my summer could be so long, and theirs […]

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Senstivity strained by boundary pushing

May 27, 2008

Responding with sensitivity. Keeping everyone’s dignity in tact. Using positive reinforcement and active listening instead of punishment and negative reaction. All of these practices are something I firmly believe in. I believe children are incentivized to behave well when their needs are met, their work praised, and their failures patiently worked through, instead of harped […]

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