Category: ’My Family’

Sneaking in Snuggles: Using Nurturing Touch with Older Children

January 14th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

When Kieran was a toddler and preschooler, he was the most loving, affectionate kiddo ever. But during the course of his 5th year, sometime after he weaned and began to find other ways to fulfill his need for love and security, he also drastically reduced how often he hugged me, kissed me, and said “I love you.”

Rootless

December 10th, 2013 by Dionna - 16 Comments

Early this fall, my family stood crying in the driveway, waving to my parents as they drove away. They’d just packed up their home of 25+ years and were moving to Florida. Now that I’m the last member of my family of origin to live in the area we all know, I’m feeling . . . rootless.

Making Peace with My Picky Eater

November 12th, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Once upon a time, there was a boy who would try anything. And then he turned 3. Thus began the dinner chronicles at my house; read about how I’ve made peace with my picky eater.

So the Other Day at the Marriage Counselor . . .

November 1st, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Have you every done marriage or family counseling? What was helpful? What was not?

Siblings: A Crash Course in Relationship Training

August 13th, 2013 by Dionna - 17 Comments

How have your siblings prepared you for later relationships? One of my top priorities as mama of siblings is to help them learn how to navigate relationships. Read more about why in my post for this month’s Carnival of Natural Parenting.

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