Your Growing Child

Making Room for Baby: Thoughts on Adjusting to a New Sibling

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Tweet My sister Pam has always been my go-to person for parenting advice and wisdom, even before my first child was born. Pam guided me through the confusing maze of required baby supplies and calmed me when even the simple decision of which onesie to select was far too overwhelming for me. Long sleeve, short…

The Isis Parenting Pathway to Preschool

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Tweet Cruisers and Climbers? Discoverers? Adventurers? Isn’t it amazing how quickly your baby adds new skills to his repertoire? One day, you’re watching for the first hint of a smile. Before you know it, your baby is “talking” to you, and rolling over, and sitting up and…what’s next?! To help you (and your little one)…

Preparing your child to be an older brother or sister (part 1 of 3)

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Tweet Bringing home a new baby is a much different experience the second or third time around. When you were expecting your first, you were concerned with the uncertainty of childbirth or how you were going to care for a newborn. When you are expecting your second baby, you are most likely more concerned with…

Becoming a Second Time Mom

Tweet Six weeks ago I gave birth to a daughter, my second child. One of the biggest differences I have found is how easy newborn babies seem to be to take care of this time. When I had only my son to care for as a newborn, it all felt overwhelming; the constant diaper changes, never-ending feedings,…

Other Mothers: The Gift of Community

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Tweet I believe one of the most important gifts every mother should give herself is the loving presence of “other mothers” in her life. From that very first moment when you learn that you are going to be a parent, most of us reach out to share our good news. It may be with our…

Becoming a “Nana”

Tweet A year ago this Mother’s Day, I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my grandbabies. It seems like a century ago to me now! You may have read my previous posts around Grandparents Day as I learned the news that my daughter was expecting and as we welcomed her new beautiful twin babies to…

Why I’m Proud to March for Babies

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Tweet “Nick, I think your email has been hacked!” xo – [unnamed family member] This was the first reply I received upon sending an email to my friends and family in support of the March of Dimes. Generally I’m not one to send unsolicited emails, so the response wasn’t a total surprise. But this wasn’t…

Springtime First Aid Tips

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Tweet If you’ve been following our blog this week, you read about safety tips for spring cleaning, windows, and playgrounds. But what if despite the preventive steps you take and the supervision you offer, your child does fall? Gets a splinter? Gets sunburn? Is stung by a bee? Is bit by a tick? Do you…