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Baby Bonding 101

The Baby Bonding Book for Dads takes dads step by step through a child's developmental stages and suggests ways for them to bond with their children at each one. Written by husband-and-wife team James di Properzio and Jennifer Margulis, with photos (you can see two of them here) by Christopher Briscoe, this new book reminded me (once again) how much fatherhood has changed over the past century. It's easy to take the changes for granted, and many people do. A century ago--a quarter-century ago, even--an ideological concrete barrier with barbed wire on top divided... read more

Giveaway and Guest Post by Kate Hanley: Six Ways to Stress Less At Holiday Family Gatherings

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Hey, mamacitas. Enjoy Kate Hanley’s 6 tips on how to enjoy and not stagger through the holidays with family…and leave a comment below with your best tip, for a chance to win Kate’s book, The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide. You can also stay in touch with Kate at her website, www.msmindbody.com. Six Ways to Stress Less At Holiday Family Gatherings by Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide One of the hallmarks of the holidays is eating at least one meal with as many family members as you can assemble in one room. Even though... read more

The Whole-Brain Child

A book recommendation.     By V.K. Harber     I am extremely grateful to a friend and fellow mother who recently gave me a copy of The Whole-Brain  Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. As I ponder the last few weeks with my, ahem, spirited toddler, I cannot help but wish that I’d gotten my hands on this book sooner.   I do not tend to believe that any one parenting book or philosophy is a one-stop shop, as each child and each family circumstance is completely unique, but I do love having as many tools as possible for parenting... read more

"Mommy Guilt" is a Misnomer

           "Mommy guilt" is something far more serious and harmful than guilt; let's stop calling it that.    By V.K. Harber   Mommy guilt is real and it’s everywhere. From what we feed our kids to how we diaper them to how much TV they watch to how much time we spend with them; there are a lot of ways to feel like we’re failing.   Just one problem: “mommy guilt” isn’t really guilt at all, but rather shame. And shame, unlike guilt which is a useful and sometimes appropriate emotion, shame is just harmful. Guilt is “I made a bad choice”, while shame is... read more

Trusting Your Gut

The challenges of parenting abound. When do you turn to the experts and when do you just listen to your heart and trust your instincts?                     During the last trimester of my pregnancy, I was showered with love and support. Literally. I had three baby showers thrown for me by amazingly generous and supportive family, friends, and co-workers. Despite being a bit overwhelming, it was absolutely touching. One of the planned activities at the showers was a book that was organized for me by my mother and two of my good friends. Guests wrote a piece of... read more

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