A Surprisingly Common Playground Injury You Never Considered

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When my daughter was 14 months old, we were having a particularly mild February and I decided it was high time we got some fresh air and exercise. So off to the local playground we headed. At 14 months of age, my very active child was not only walking, but also running, jumping, and climbing…

Six Sleep Tips for New Moms

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One of the interactive exercises I do in my childbirth preparation classes at Isis Parenting involves asking participants to split into small groups to discuss how they see their lives changing in the near future after they’ve had their babies. I encourage them to list both positive and challenging postpartum transitions on all levels (emotional,…

When The Toddler Has Arrived…

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I last wrote about my son James when he had just turned 14 months old. See the original post, When Baby Becomes a Toddler. At that time, I could see there was a toddler struggling to emerge from my baby! Now, James is 20 months old and I can say without hesitation that the toddler…

When Your Baby Refuses Solids

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First, let me introduce myself. My name is Joanna Silverman and I am an Isis Parenting consultant and mother of two. As an Isis consultant, one of my roles is working with families to encourage healthy eating habits and supporting families of babies/toddlers who are resistant and picky eaters. As a mother, I have always…

Stuck indoors? Winter-Themed Toddler Art Projects

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When the weather outside gets frightful, so can the idea of being trapped inside with your stir-crazy toddler for hours on end! Sensory and art activities are great for snowy or rainy days, when you have nowhere else to go, because they will keep a toddler’s attention longer than most of the toys that you…

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