Presence

Weaning Early

January 4, 2013

I didn’t think much about parenting before I became a mom, but when it came to breastfeeding, there was never a question in my mind that we would nurse. From the moment she latched on, I knew we would be doing this for a long, long time. And so, on the week of her first […]

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Conscious Parenting Resolutions for the New Year

December 28, 2012

Like most parents, I have resolved to be the best parent I can be. And for me, that means integrating proven best practices as I come across them, incorporating them into my parenting toolbelt. The end of the year is a time when many of us start looking to the future, reflecting on the positive […]

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Love through the eyes of a new parent

November 29, 2012

We spend a lot of time thinking about faults. Our faults, those of people around us, our employers, politicians, even the world’s. In fact, once you start looking, you could spend a lifetime finding faults. But finding faults makes us feel awful. It weighs us down and darkens our experience of life. Just as finding […]

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Parenting from the ego vs. intuition

November 14, 2012

I just finished an eye-opening book about tapping into your inner guide, the source of wisdom and intuition. In order to better hear its voice, which is always speaking to us, we can practice overriding the voice of the ego, which is based in fear. What types of things does the ego lead us to do? […]

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Four Principles To Use In Raising Children and Creating Peace In Your Family

November 13, 2012

Love. Patience. Presence. Respect. Our role as Parent is constant…ever-changing and ever-growing. We each have different parenting styles and we each face challenges differently as well. As an attachment parent, four of my fundamental principles are Love, Patience, Presence and Respect. There are many others but these four will sum up an important message I’d […]

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My Son’s Wedding

November 1, 2012

Guest post by Jenn McMillin I have the somewhat odd habit of daydreaming about my son’s wedding. Now, my son is only a toddler and is not betrothed to anyone so the exercise is purely hypothetical.  I’m not entirely sure why I do this, but since I’ve shared my secret, I’ll elaborate on my current […]

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Mommy’s here

October 5, 2012

Just after my daughter’s second birthday, she had a prescription to get blood drawn. I told myself it would be okay and I decided that it would be easier for her if she watched me do it first. We went to the local hospital. I had gone there many, many times during the past year […]

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Baby: from Other to Teacher

September 28, 2012

If you survey mainstream Western baby-care advice from the past two centuries, you’ll see a common theme: the perception that babies are wild beings who need to be tamed in order to be incorporated into family life. The concept of “otherness” is familiar in the history of humankind – it’s a driving force behind the […]

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