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How Breastfeeding Enriches Toddlerhood . . . and Motherhood

November 19th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

If I told my 20-year old self I’d breastfeed a toddler she’d be shocked. Horrified.

Holding His Hand

October 18th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

There came an evening shortly before Kieran turned four years old that he refused to go into our bedroom alone when it was dark. How many countless times had he walked those two feet past the doorway and turned on the lamp’s switch?! How could he not see the switch…

Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

August 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child

July 29th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Whenever you have to leave your child in the care of another – whether it is for work or some other reason, for a full day or only an hour – coming back to your child can be a time of joyous reconnection.

Homemade Cleaners on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast

July 24th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Mandy and I visited with Celine McKay of Pure Green Magazine about Homemade Cleaners. We talk about the chemicals in store-bought cleaners, how easy it is to make your own from ingredients you have at home, and we share a few of our favorite recipes.

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