One particular passage in this book was about a mother who couldn't understand why her baby cried during their entire massage, every time. The author asked about her baby's daily routine, and found out that she and her baby spent most of the day apart.Read More
I read this book when my two kids were really small, and I started applying what I learned right away. The methods that the authors suggest for helping each child feel special and understood are still effective for me 6 years later.Read More
So maybe we can embrace postpartum, embrace life as a parent, asking for help when we need it, giving thanks for this grand opportunity to grow and learn and rethink some of the rules and customs of our grandparents. We might even (gasp!) change a few things. Because, yes, sleeping in on weekends and having alone time was really wonderful and luxurious, but with the right kind of support system, postpartum can be amazing, too.Read More
I have heard that children mirror their parents. But temper tantrums? Where do they come from? Steven helps me to reflect on my own ability to be patient.Read More
I thought that by having a "girls day," I could let her know that I am still the mother that fell in love with her when she was a baby. That I love her just as much as I love Steven. I wanted to "fix" things. And stop the whining.Read More
Giving birth and raising children on the Italian riviera has been wonderful at times, depressing at times, and always surprising. 10 things that I did not see coming are..Read More
Ya'll. This song. The beautiful melody and simple guitar really let the words jump out and hit your heart. People say it is a perfect first dance song at a wedding. I agree. It's also a perfect first lullaby for a new baby and momma.
I wanna love you, forever I do.
I wanna spend all of my days with you.
I'll carry your burdens and be the wind at your back.
I wanna spend my forever - forever like that.Read More