Tag Archives: challenges

Parenting in Progress

I’m a work in progress. I am definitely a parent in process. Turns out, parenting, just like life, will put a bend in life where you thought a straight line was.  And if you don’t have your crystal ball out, … Continue reading

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How to Survive Thoughts

Today I’m going to post on one article that I read this week and that I loved. It is a wonderful post on how our culture can make close, responsive parenting so difficult and isolating. It’s a must-read for any … Continue reading

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The Use of Fear During Labor

I read this awesome post about how “failing to progress” in labor is most likely a “failure to be patient and understand” labor, and it got me thinking about my own birth story and the use of fear in deliveries. … Continue reading

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Not All “Firsts” are Welcome

This week we had a scare with Pip, and had a first that I was hoping we wouldn’t have to face for a long time… the first ER visit. Everything’s OK, so feel free to read ahead without being nervous. … Continue reading

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Car Ride Survival (Toddler edition)

Car rides are not our family’s favorite adventures.  Pip hasn’t ever exactly loved the car, and each age has posed different challenges for car time.  The best method for surviving car rides is to schedule the ride around a nap, … Continue reading

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Flexible Parenting

The hardest part of parenting for me is aligning what I want to do with what Pip wants to do. This may seem like a no-brainer, and most days it is easy to accomplish. I want to go to the … Continue reading

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