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I Survived A High Needs Baby And So Can You

September 11, 2016 // Birth & Breastfeeding, Parenting // 4 Comments

Trust me, you know if you have a high needs fussy baby. Those kind of babies make themselves very obvious and there’s no wondering on the topic. That being said, you might have a high needs baby if: You constantly […]

Short and Sweet. Full of Sap.

January 7, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

I can’t help it but I’m feeling a bit sentimental over the fact that my baby is having a birthday next week. There is something about the overall quickness of babyhood that comes full circle once they turn one, and […]

Things We Aren’t Talking About: P.U.R.P.L.E Crying

February 6, 2012 // Uncategorized // No Comments

Back in 2008 I entered into motherhood with some ideas of what it meant to be a mother, but also with an overwhelming sense of being maternal. I loved babies and I felt like things came naturally to me when […]

Confession: I Have A Case Of ‘Easy Baby’ Envy

June 3, 2011 // Uncategorized // No Comments

It turns out I’ve got a bad case of ‘good baby’ envy, and I haven’t been able to easily shake it. When I see my neighbour out with her infant and she is rocking a fantastic hairdo and a perfectly […]

Why Is This Baby Torturing Me? Sleep Deprivation Reflections

October 19, 2010 // Uncategorized // No Comments

If you have been reading this blog since the beginning, you will know that sleep did not come easily for Ben and we were put through the hoops the first 14 months. I now know that sleeping in increments of […]

Attachment Parenting Past Babyhood: How Does It Continue?

July 21, 2010 // Uncategorized // No Comments

Back when Ben was a wee baby, we were left trying to figure out what to do with his marathon loud crying sessions along with his need for lots of constant soothing. We tried anything and everything to soothe our […]

Lessons I Didn’t Know I’d Learn

September 2, 2009 // Uncategorized // No Comments

This month there is a very special event I am planning and details are being polished up as I type this. Benjamin will be celebrating his first birthday on September 8th and I am enjoying all aspects of planning his […]

Cry Baby: Period of PURPLE Crying

August 9, 2009 // Parenting // No Comments

This morning while my boy napped I decided to have a bubbly bath and read my latest delivery of a Canadian magazine called Today’s Parent. I like to try and take these moments to myself on the weekends when my […]

Confessions of a Wannabe Sleepaholic

June 29, 2009 // Parenting // No Comments

I love sleep and I love a lot of it. I function at my best when I clock in at least nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. You can always count on me to want a nice afternoon siesta too. However, […]

Vancouver Dining Sans Baby

June 22, 2009 // Vancouver // No Comments

Once in awhile a city mama needs to have an evening or two out and about on the town sans baby. Dinner out with my husband ranks high on my priority list of fun things to do. So does meeting […]