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Look Ma, No Pins!


Posted Aug 30, 2010 3:23 PM

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting at Just Born and Nearly Born Night, an educational afternoon for new or expecting parents. One of the other presenters spoke about cloth diapers, and I was amazed by what she said. I was also kind of bummed that I didn’t have this information when my girls were really little - my third daughter is on the verge of being fully trained.
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Emotional and Physical


Posted Aug 23, 2010 10:26 PM

In our house we talk a lot about how the mind can affect the body, Jacey has being hearing this her whole life, but I know from experience that when you are in distress, it’s harder to embrace this concept. So instead of lecturing her about the interrelationship between physical and mental health, I just spent time with her so we could talk.
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Simple Responses


Posted Aug 17, 2010 2:07 PM

We all need simple responses to the everyday questions and comments from children. Quick things we can say to minimize our frustration while simultaneously validating their experience.
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A Lesson from High School Musical


Posted Aug 9, 2010 5:47 PM

Like so many times before (this is a familiar pattern in my life), I was on the verge of putting everyone else's needs before my own. And then here comes Gabriella, singing about how sometimes you need to walk away.
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Be Here Now - what does this really mean?


Posted Aug 3, 2010 3:22 PM

Being present means that instead of being focused on what happened yesterday or what could happen tomorrow, you are simply here, now. It’s about getting off autopilot and becoming aware of the automatic actions and reactions you are used to, and finding a place of clarity and calm. The present moment offers peace.
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