What’s Your Parenting New Year’s Resolution?

January 1, 2010
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Fully Present

December 30, 2009

Most parents are skilled at the art of multi-tasking. The busyness and pace of life with kids demands that you learn how to do more than one thing at a time. You have to be one step ahead, you have to be prepared, you have to learn to anticipate where your day is going to […]

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Looking Back: API Speaks in 2009

December 28, 2009

One of my favorite parts about the end of a year is to look back and see what happened during the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring me. As I looked back over API Speaks, I decided to share with you a couple of posts from each month, […]

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Positive Holiday Discipline

December 24, 2009

Discipline is a hot topic in my house right now.  Since I live in an intentional community and my son is the oldest of the children, it is also something of a fishbowl environment. My now 18-month-old son is testing the limits in all new ways, challenging, finding his boundaries, and seeing how far he […]

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Yes Annika, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2009

Before I was a mother I always knew that if I had children, I would never lie to them, which included Santa. I always figured that kids needed to know their parents told them the truth.

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Healthier Holiday Snacks

December 22, 2009

Sweet Holiday Traditions from the Past Many of my holiday memories revolve around food. Aside from my dad’s amazing turkey, stuffing, and gravy, there have always been Christmas cookies, Christmas fudge, stockings filled with candy – it’s no wonder I was a regular at the dentist. And it isn’t just the taste and smell of […]

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6 Tips for Sleepy Safety During Your Holiday Travels

December 21, 2009

Holiday season in many of our vocabularies is synonymous with travel and travel means messing with our child’s normal routine; not only our child’s routine but also our own as well. This is often most visible in our sleeping patterns. When I am traveling I either sleep lighter or heavier. Sometimes I have a very […]

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Christmas and Crisis

December 16, 2009

The only Christmas I was pregnant, my second pregnancy, was not one I spent celebrating with carols and singing and anticipation of things to come. Instead, I spent the time in a cramped van for two days, and laughing for the first time. When I was 19 weeks pregnant, my father-in-law passed away very suddenly […]

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