Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

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…

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.

Make sure not to be angry, mama.

March 30th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Her little voice, bravely reminding me to choose love over anger, has the ability to lower my blood pressure instantaneously. These are the rewards of learning to be compassionate together.

3 Baby Sleep Myths Debunked

August 20th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase about “sleeping like a baby.” That phrase takes on a whole new meaning once you become a parent, because, really? Babies don’t sleep that hard. Here are three theories related to sleep that I’ve heard, along with links to the evidence that tends to disprove them.

Letting Papa Do Bedtime

August 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Participating in the Sound of Music gave me a good reminder: it is a good thing to trust your partners (or other alternative caregivers) to take on some of your “normal” mama responsibilities.

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