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#toddlerlogic (or, a little advice on speaking Toddler)

Before having kids, I had no idea how complicated the English language could be. When not mommying, I’m a linguist trained in nine languages plus dialects–but learning to speak Toddler remains my proudest language-related accomplishment. The challenge Toddler poses is not the unusual syntax, the unique pronunciation, or the rampant pronoun confusion, but the surprisingly significant […]

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One of my more hilarious breastfeeding experiences

Nostalgic for the moment

It’s been seven days since I breastfed my son for the last time. It wasn’t unexpected. My son is eighteen months. He was only eating in the mornings and my milk supply was already low. My husband and I are going to Puerto Rico in a few weeks without our kids to celebrate our anniversary, […]

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Heather holding preemie

Nursing My Preemie

This post is sponsored by Prolacta. November was Prematurity Awareness Month. Prematurity is an issue that is very close to me, since my daughter was born 10 weeks early. When you have a very premature baby, a lot of the “normal” newborn things you dreamed of doing or looked forward to go right out the […]

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Library Story-Time – It’s More Than Books

My oldest was born in Tennessee, but Syracuse is where I “became a mom.” Until my daughter was fifteen months old, we lived in temporary domestic locations or outside the US, so it wasn’t until we landed in CNY for the long term that I had the opportunity or inclination to seek out other mothers […]

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baby co-sleeping with mother

Coming Clean about Co-Sleeping

When you have a new baby on the way, your doctor will talk to you repeatedly about the “ABCs of Safe Sleep”. This stands for “Alone, on their Back, in a Crib”. While preparing for the arrival of our first son, we had every intention of following the ABCs. Like most first time parents, we […]

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The Definition of Parenting Insanity – Why I’m doing everything the same with baby #2

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I am going to completely disagree here. In my parenting dictionary, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, getting the same stressful, exhausting, sometimes tear-inducing results and being OK with that. As I near parenthood […]

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