Milk Production

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As a nursing mom, I’m always concerned about my milk production.  Add to that two other kids, and running from appointment to appointment, and milk production is quite a challenge.  Here are some things that help keep my production up: 1.    Nurse Well, duh, you’re obviously doing that.  Nursing is what tells the body to…

Kids Choir

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When I was looking for volunteer opportunities for my oldest son, I was also looking for extra-curriculars for him.  I was considering the kids choir at church, but he wasn’t technically old enough yet.  By the time he turned four, we were very busy with therapies, but we had even more reason to get him…

Car Wash

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My big boys love their Daddy.  What’s almost as great as being in his arms, is working with him on a project.  Not an easy task to accomplish. It’s hard to attend to a task with little ones under foot, but once in a while we try.  There’s a balance between not working on our…

DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorial

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My baby’s occupational therapists suspect he is comforted by deep pressure.  When I give him compressions, he smiles, so he definitely doesn’t dislike it.  We thought he might sleep better if he had some pressure on him while sleeping.  So, I looked into a weighted blanket.  The more I thought about it, I realized even…

Movies

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I recently took my big guy to the movie theater for the first time.  Before kids, I lived at the movies.  I grew up going a lot, and went with friends all the time as a young adult.  After we had our first baby, we almost never went.  We rarely go on dates, so we’ve…

Creative Answers

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We recently read Creative Answers to Misbehavior by John Taylor, which we liked mainly because it’s only 28 pages long, but also because it has practical examples of strategies we know we should be doing, from a theoretical standpoint.  Mostly as an exercise in engraining new knowledge in accessible brain matter, we’ll list some of…

Baby Bath

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Giving a baby a bath is not an easy task.  Daddy prefers not to do it at all.  I’m not sure if he’s ever given our youngest baby a bath.  I know it’s daunting, and a bit scary at first, but anyone can master it. Anyway, here’s how I go about bath time: Supplies: Baby…

Baby Carriers

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I love wearing my babies!  For a lot of us moms, baby carriers are like handbags.  We’re not satisfied with just one, or something in us just wants to try them all.  They all have their own benefits.  If you aren’t interested in owning more than one, but want to wear Baby, here are my…

Baby Proofing

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With our first child, very little baby-proofing was needed.  He didn’t try to get into stuff he didn’t belong in.  Except one drawer.  So, we put a latch on it, which immediately broke when he opened the drawer, causing him to fall on the drawer and bust his lip (I’m not happy with Safety First. …

Public Restrooms

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I think every new mom dreads the day their baby becomes a toddler who can walk around a public restroom, and even more, the day they use it. I seemed to do OK keeping my oldest from touching anything when he started using public restrooms, but now that there are two of them, it somehow…