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Being a Good House Guest with Kids in Tow My family and I have found ourselves in a situation where we have to crash with a friend while we wait for our house to be ready and it is no easy task. It’s hard enough being a good house guest and trying not to overstay your welcome but doing it with a 3-year-old and 1-year-old is ...  Continue Reading
Crazy For Cloth: The Benefits Of Cloth Diapers By Laura Schmitt “I wish I could just wrap myself in the softness of my child’s diapers!” That’s something you’ve never heard a parent say-unless that parent uses cloth diapers for the child. Shortly after my first baby was conceived, I became obsessed with finding the best cloth diaper for my money. I no longer concerned myself with events ...  Continue Reading
Tears and Tantrums: Life With My Three-Year-Old My youngest daughter Jamie is three. She is funny, charming and has the vocabulary of a thirty-year-old, which I think developed in order to keep up with her three older sisters. Being number four in the family takes creativity to get noticed. She has a baby face, which makes her seem younger than she is, although three ...  Continue Reading
Showing My Child That Her "Ugly" is Still Lovable One of my precious daughters, I’ll save her the future embarrassment of sharing which one, spent the better portion of three hours today crying.  Long, drawn out, right in mama’s ear sobs.  Everything was just so tragic.  At once she was too hot, then too cold.  Then she learned that bees would be out in a couple ...  Continue Reading
For the Love of an Ordinary Day Life with children is never simple, but when your child becomes ill, your world transforms. It can happen so fast. Suddenly, the rug is pulled out from under you. There is barely a moment to grasp the magnitude of the situation. Something shifts inside of you, and immediately take on a new identity: the warrior. One of my ...  Continue Reading
The Swing Set I Had Already Chosen By Alona Martinez for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers The baby I lost was going to have a playset from Costco. I knew this, just as clearly as I knew I’d practice stirring porridge slowly and lovingly, the way my mother taught me, making sure I’d get it just right. I’d add a dash of salt and a generous ...  Continue Reading
The Urge for Another Baby I have five children, and five children is a lot in these modern times. Five children means a larger car, a hard and expensive time booking holiday accommodation and mountains of washing and food. It means four school lunches to pack each morning and busy nights driving children to soccer and ballet and swimming lessons.  Continue Reading



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