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A Different Perspective

June 26, 2014

I returned to university to pursue a second degree this past January. I am now into my second semester as a mom of two school-age kids, and a student in my own right. While there are some other, ahem, mature students in my classes, on average I am much older than my classmates. Like, decades […]

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Parenting as a Spiritual Path

June 23, 2014

Raising children is hard work. It’s deeply trying, physically and emotionally. Many studies have confirmed the drudgery of parenting, finding that the work itself is more tiring than chores or paid work . For those of us who have little ones, whether we care for them all week long or after hours, that’s no mystery. […]

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Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

July 19, 2013

This post is written by Stephanie Petters, coordinator of the API Reads program   If there’s one thing many Attachment Parenting families share, it’s a love of reading. “Cultivating a sense of curiosity is so healthy, beautiful and eye-opening for me as a parent.” ~From the API Reads discussion of Nurturing the Soul of Your […]

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Jealousy, It’s Crawling All Over You

June 12, 2013

My mom used to sing a song to me as a child every time I got jealous. It started, “Jealousy, it’s crawling all over you. There goes your eyeballs…” I’m jealous of my husband and his connection to our three year old. Sometimes I feel like a third wheel (I know it is normal; I Googled it). […]

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Tides

January 28, 2013

  As I’m packing my life into boxes and storage containers, I’m finding myself nostalgic at moments. I just found a file box from over 20 years ago.  Inside was a folder with many pieces I wrote when I was younger.  I wanted to share this one with you.  I was 17. I will never […]

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Are You Afraid to Admit the Challenges You Face As a Parent?

December 10, 2012

I often look into the eyes of my friends, or strangers in Target with toddlers and babies in their carts and ask, “How’s it going? Most of the time I get the big smile and the cheerful voice telling me, “Great!” I stare a little deeper and I ask again in case I might be […]

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Maybe Next Year

October 26, 2012

While I wade through a (wonderfully lucky) year of maternity leave with my two small children, I’ve found myself occasionally deluged with the continual motion of the world around me. Nothing has stopped since my son was born in January – friends and family members and groups f which I am a part are having […]

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AP Month Blog Event – Featured Posts by Sandra and Kim

October 23, 2012

The 2012 AP Month Blog Event is here! Every Tuesday, we will select blogs to feature that best demonstrate this month’s theme, “Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate: Renewed with Parent Support.” Make sure to leave a comment and let us know what you do to Relax, Relate and Rejuvenate!    Sandra from Baby Love Wraps shares her thoughts on what support has […]

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