Behaviors That Can Help Your Birth Experience

Do these behaviors help or hurt? Apologizing for emotions Staying quiet when you have something to say Setting high expectations Planning ahead   Self-exploration is one key to a positive birth experience.⁠ ⁠ There is no way anyone other than YOU can know the answers to the questions.⁠ ⁠ Your answers also may change in…

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Bad Birth Good Parents, Good Birth Good Parents

Your eggs are not all in one basket!⁠ ⁠ When it comes to being a great parent there are SO many things other than a perfect birth experience that will make you the best parent your baby could ever have.⁠ ⁠ Here are a few other things that you will do for your baby over…

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Dishes in the Closet

photo of closet with dishes stacked inside

A few months back I was trying to prevent an emotional breakdown from happening… so naturally I started to try and control others. This issue I focused my effort to control was the dirty dishes. I had been so angry with my family for using cups and not reusing them throughout the day, or even…

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Power Struggles— 5 tips (explained) to avoid them.

Power Struggles— 5 tips (explained) to avoid them. One of my most valuable parenting tools is a PDF worksheet I came across years ago, by Jane Nelson. For those of you who don’t know about Dr. Jane Nelsen, she is one of the founding authors of the Positive Discipline books that are based on research from the 1920’s that…

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How to Keep Your Love Alive and Well

Joyful family holding baby's feet

You know the times in life when things just don’t feel good? When you see one of those uplifting t-shirts that says, “Life is Good,” and you think, “Not mine, today is hard and I don’t like it.” The Bringing Baby Home Workshop helps parents to prepare for those days. Like it or not, life…

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Guest Post by Susan Adamson, on Easing Anxiety

I received this note in my email this week and right away I sent a note to Susan, the founder of Mother Trees, asking if I could share it on my blog. Susan was willing to let me share it with you here and I hope you find this gentle reminder helpful for your days.…

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Mismatched Memories + the Sock Pile

I am a mess. Not is a debilitating way, but messy. All parts of my life are just not put together the way some people I know compulsively keep things in order. I have always wondered how they do it. Judged myself on why I can’t seem to keep it all together.  The not being…

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5 Things Partners Need to Know About the Postpartum Period

1.The postpartum period is not a set amount of time. It can take months or years for a family to feel the transition is complete. Deepening question: Given all you know about you and your partner what expectations do you have for the postpartum period? 2. You need to be a mind reader. Okay, not…

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Top 4 Tips for Tired Parents Who Want To Get Along

Dear Overwhelmed Parents, If you are reading this you are likely overwhelmed and tired or will be soon. The combination of feeling overworked and under-rested is like a monster breathing down your neck. That pressure makes life harder and is one of the key reasons parents argue. You and your partner are both feeling stress…

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