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On Crying and Fussiness

March 28, 2011

Fussy babies are either annoying or “poor little thing” depending on if they are related to you. My friend Kaylia (proud Auntie) made this astute observation and posted it on Facebook the other day, which resulted in a number of interesting and (some) humorous comments. It’s common and understandable that loving and caring adults (both […]

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Laughing Baby Video

March 8, 2011

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave in Siberia, you’ve probably seen the video of an eight month old baby boy named Micah, who is laughing hysterically as his Dad repeatedly rips a job rejection letter into shreds. The video went viral after being tweeted by a pregnant Alyssa Milano with the tag line, “If […]

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“Maybe She Was Just Practicing”

January 11, 2011

We were all at the dinner table the other night, when the conversation turned to the subject of “truth telling.” S. who is now 5 years old, has been known to experiment with stretching the truth a bit at times in recent months, which prompted her Dad to tell her the story of “The Little […]

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What Does Twitter Have To Do With Babies?

November 28, 2010

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been slow to embrace social media. Until three weeks ago, I never had a facebook page for my business, and I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of jumping on the twitter bandwagon. I just couldn’t see the point. And then something happened that changed my mind, and […]

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I Don’t Want To Yell, I Say- Guest Post by Clara

November 20, 2010

“I don’t want to yell.” I take a deep breath and look into his eyes. They are blue, bright blue, and red, bloodshot red, from the crying. “It’s just that…” …are you apologizing or not? …yes, but I want to explain …he knows why you’re mad. He wants you to stop. …then he should stop […]

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What A Toddler Knows: There Are No Mistakes

October 31, 2010

Last week as I listened to my business coaching call, I found myself rushing to scribble down some words of wisdom that particularly spoke to me. Ryan was talking about the fact that all highly successful business people and leaders have some traits in common: namely that they are unafraid to take bold action, and […]

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Can’t Get No Respect

October 16, 2010

S. recently started kindergarten, and her brother and I walk to school to pick her up every day. One day this week, as I was pushing J. in his stroller up the rather steep hill to S.’s classroom, a Dad of one of S.’s playmates caught up with me and asked, “So is this what […]

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NO Tummy Time Necessary

September 20, 2010

Allowing babies to move freely, according to their own inner schedules and dictates,  is a hallmark of Magda Gerber’s RIE philosophy.When babies are allowed to develop naturally, in their own time and their own way, they learn to move with ease and grace. They tend to have excellent body awareness and posture, and a good […]

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Changes Afoot

September 14, 2010

I haven’t been blogging often as of late, since I’ve been busy working with a web designer to give the web site a much needed and long overdue re-design. The goal is to debut a more visually appealing, much more user friendly site, packed with useful resources and inspiration to support families and others who […]

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Listening

August 28, 2010

The following are quotes from Joyce Maynard’s novel Labor Day about what babies know, and what they need, and how we might listen to, and be with them. I found these passages to be inspiring and wise, and wanted to share them here: One thing he would tell me, though, he said, had to do […]

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