Love and Discipline

BigGuyEyes

Have you ever heard of the Five Love Languages?  There is a series of great books by Dr. Gary D. Chapman that talk about the different love languages and how to integrate them into different relationships. A love language is a way of communicating (expressing or receiving) love, and everyone has a primary love language…

Team

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I love when blessings blind-side me.  And that God is covering me, while I’m tackling what’s in front of me.  He’s not only part of our parenting team, but He has put a huge team of amazing people around our boys. It’s amazing that only ten months ago, I was alone and lost with a…

Creative Answers

BabyBallPit

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…

The Lingo

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I imagine it’s awkward being a friend or relative to a family with special needs.  There are so many questions, and the parents may not have all the answers.  You can read articles about the diagnosis, but that won’t describe every child. I’m still new to the special needs community, and have to really pay…

Baby’s Heart

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At our recent well-baby exam, the pediatrician was listening to my baby’s heart and said she heard a murmur.  Of course I was concerned, but not devastated. With his poor weight gain, we need to be sure his heart is strong.  Our pediatrician has a wonderful relaxed, yet thorough approach, and just wanted to rule…

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…