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Too much TV, not enough fresh air…

We get irritated more quickly, our attention spans have shortened and we are all sick of indoor activities, we are continually seeking inspiration no longer found indoors! When Rita was first born she did not watch TV, it seemed obvious to us there was no need for a newborn to be placed in front of the tube. The same went for her whole first year. Then the winter of her second year hit.

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communication, empathy, expectations, Jasmine Wood, keeping calm, kindness, mothering, Rita, tantrums, time, toddler, transitions -

The quote of a wise individual comes to mind “There is no hurry bone in a young child’s body, you cannot rush a toddler.” In fact, when you try to rush a toddler it always seems to backfire and you spend even more time and end up with a frustrated child more times than not!

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birth, breastfeeding, compassion, creation, Donna Bruschi, emotions, expectations, gratitude, imperfection, love, mama, meltdowns, mothering, pregnancy, time, transitions, weaning -

Independence Day, 2011. Today is a bittersweet day that marks the end of an era. 17 years ago, I was a week overdue with my first baby. I was feeling heavy and nauseous, and not from too many hotdogs or Pina Coladas, either. I wasn't in labor, but I was sure wishing I was. It was a Monday--just like this year.

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