Category: ’My Family’

Thyroid Rage: Why I Fired My Doctor and Took My Health Into My Own Hands

February 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 23 Comments

So after one faulty test that showed results within the range of normal, knowing I wanted medication as a last resort, my doctor prescribed a drug I would have to take for the rest of my life. And that’s when I fired my doctor.

How I Reduced Nighttime Breastfeeding Without Completely Night Weaning

January 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

When I was pregnant with Ailia, I was ready for Kieran to nurse less at night. Here are some of the gentle ways I reduced Kieran’s access to the breast at night without fully night weaning him.

On the Road to Recovery

January 14th, 2013 by Dionna - 73 Comments

Our holidays were much lower key without the alcohol. In fact, life has been much calmer since I decided to stop drinking altogether.

10 Ways I Preserve Memories for My Children

December 11th, 2012 by Dionna - 24 Comments

My own memories of childhood are very dim, and so I’m a little obsessive about making sure that my children have multiple ways of recalling their own early years. Here are ten of the ways I try to record my kiddos’ childhood memories.

A New Name

September 2nd, 2012 by Dionna - 15 Comments

Have you ever wished you had a different name?

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