Siblings

Toddlers at War: Sibling Rivalry

June 27, 2012

“My eldest daughter stalks the younger one, trips her up, hits her, bites her, takes her toys, scratches and pushes her. Yesterday she put a pillow on her sister’s face and every time I jump to intervene, she tries to be nasty on a daily basis. Only my intervention or having them separately will prevent […]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.

March 14, 2012

Any of my mama friends who come across this post will probably meet it with a rolling of the eyes. I just recently hashed out this very issue over the course of several days. Following my whining, their loving comments, my venting, their loving comments, I came to a realization…my little boy is growing up. […]

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Desperate For Balance

June 27, 2011

I am a mother of three children. I am a mother of three children, and I spend my days changing diapers, kissing boo-boos, and giving hugs. My job of raising these beautiful children bring me joy. And sometimes, it breaks my heart. My oldest is 6, my middle child is 4, and my youngest is […]

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Maintaining Attachment Parenting As They Grow & Become Big Siblings…

March 10, 2011

My 20-month-old daughter is very easy to parent. Okay, well, that’s not entirely true. She’s aptly-nicknamed “Aurora the Destroyer” for her desire to explore and investigate, and her physical and mental abilities to not only climb to higher places, but figure out how to position things to climb to even higher places. But her needs, […]

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Interview Series: Amber Strocel

January 17, 2011

Today we are excited to introduce another API Speaks blogger to you.  Amber is a mother of two and hails from Vancouver!  Read on to learn about her tips for successful relationships (she and her husband have been together for 20 years!), her big venture to help people live intentionally, and how she balances it […]

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Interview Series: Kelly Bartlett

January 3, 2011

Today I have a real treat for you: an interview with API Speaks contributing blogger Kelly Bartlett!  Kelly is the first of our bloggers who are opening up and answering questions.  I’ve been reading API Speaks for a long time now and am so excited to get to know all the contributors better.  Read on […]

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Numero Dos: Sharing The Love.

November 19, 2010

As the date of our big move from the U.S. to Canada approaches and we shuffle from one generous friend’s abode to another, this pregnancy, the little growing one all snug in my tummy, often seems to take a back seat (not in the back of our Volkswagen Golf, but in the back of a […]

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How to Beat the Dinnertime Disconnect

October 6, 2010

A few nights ago, my family went to a popular local pizza restaurant. Soon after we were seated, a family of three was seated at the booth next to us. My eight year old son said that he recognized the boy in the other family from school; they were in the same grade. The girl […]

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