bartlebyPregnancy & Fertility

  • Problems With RIE — Debunked
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    I have written this post in response to a recent article by Tracy Cassels of the site Evolutionary Parenting. Tracy asked for clarification or corrections where necessary and I felt strongly compelled to respond point by point

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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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  • And Her Heart Grew Two Sizes
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    Polly, local Tongonto hula dancer, weight lifter and poet, is at that point in her life where she’s zeroing in on having another baby.  Having a second baby is so much different than having the first, don’t you think? Let’s have this conversation.

    I went at making my second baby

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  • The Gift
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    My daughter’s due date is approaching.  The emotions surrounding the arrival of a baby vary from person to person, but most women will express a mixture of excitement, anticipation, fear, uncertainty, and pure happiness when asked about that circled date on their calendar. There are some

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  • Our Journey to Parenthood
    The Room
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    The Room

    There is a room in the city I live that has seen the worst and one of the best days of my life. It’s the room where I learnt that my husband would never be a biological father and where I learnt that it would be very tough for me to be a biological mother. It’s the room that we learnt that

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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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