bartlebyFeeding & Nutrition

  • Picky Eaters Can Be Trusted, Too: How the Division of Responsibility Helped My Son Enjoy Eating
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    Photo by Lars Plougmann, licensed under Creative Commons on Flickr

    Photo by Lars Plougmann, licensed under Creative Commons on Flickr

    As my son grew through babyhood and into toddlerhood, I began learning about a respectful approach to feeding that really resonated with me: Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility (DOR), also championed by Castle & Jacobsen in Fearless Feeding.

    The idea was simple: the parent has certain

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  • Respectful Sleep Learning Part II: My Story
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    Before you read about my experience with the polarizing language commonly used in regard to sleep training and my conditioned fear of infant crying, please take a minute to read Part I of this series, The Real Danger of “CIO”.

    Based on all the “evidence” against

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  • 12 Reasons Why the RIE Craze Isn’t Crazy
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    Lately RIE (Resources For Infant Educarers, a parenting philosophy and nonprofit educational organization founded by Magda Gerber in 1978, and pronounced

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  • The Real Life of a Stay At Home Mom
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    Warning: I don’t curse in front of my toddler. I do occasionally curse in writing when I am venting. You have been warned. If you don’t like it, well, read the post and you’ll know what to do. 😉

    I wasn’t going to write here, because I don’t have anything inspirational to say. I

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  • Fourteen Years
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    Fourteen years.  That’s the age difference between my two children.  Fourteen years ago I found myself a naïve 20 year old girl, pregnant for the first time and agreeing to elope with a stranger I’d only known for a couple of months.  I denied my condition in isolation for four tearful months

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  • On the Interesting Collision of Breastfeeding Week and Shark Week
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    My story begins many years ago, when my friends and family started to have babies. One woman was attending LLL meetings and nurse-ins long before she was pregnant and talked about it constantly. I heard from her all the ways in which it was wonderful and priceless and perfect and had to be done. Everybody

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