Category: ’My Family’

When Sharing Sleep Is Tiring

May 23rd, 2013 by Dionna - 16 Comments

I often admit to newer mamas that some of my worst parenting moments with Kieran happened at bedtime. While I don’t particularly like the “Go the F*&k to Sleep” book, I can commiserate with the sentiment. What do you do when you are at the end of your rope at bedtime?

Family Rules: A Recipe for Harmony

April 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 21 Comments

Does your family have “family rules”? What are they, and why did you decide to enact them? Our family recently created our own list, and they’ve been working well for us.

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.

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