Category Archives: Family matters

An intruder in our home

We recently watched one of the TEDx Talks about Logan LaPlante, a then 13-year-old boy who does “hackschooling” and how that makes him happy. It led to an interesting discussion about how we want our baby daughter to grow up. One … Continue reading

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Guest post on Money-Saving Mom published

I’m on cloud nine at the moment! Crystal Paine of Money-Saving Mom fame, one of my favorite bloggers, has published my guest post, “8 Ways to Save Money on Your First Child.” Please drop by and leave a comment or two. It’s … Continue reading

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How to practice ‘Baby-Led Weaning’

If you’re the parent of young ‘uns and have heard of baby-led weaning (or don’t even know what that means, but it sounds interesting), I heartily recommend it. I only heard about it after my baby was born and managed to … Continue reading

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Why I wanted cloth diapers instead of disposables

It’s not the most romantic of conversations to have with your fiance. “Honey, when we get married and have children, I want to use cloth diapers.” Nevertheless, because I’m either extremely idealistic or a glutton for punishment (or maybe a … Continue reading

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6 ways to save money with store registries

Registries historically had a bad connotation when I was growing up. Family members often said things like, “How dare someone be so greedy that they actually tell people ahead of time what they want for their wedding/baby/birthday! They should be thankful that they … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ crown and children’s glory – Proverbs

I was reading Proverbs one day, and this jumped out at me: “Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” –Proverbs 17:6 Wow! Now those are sentiments you don’t often hear in Western … Continue reading

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The global love language of … breastfeeding

“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never.” -Isaiah 49:15 (The Message) This passage has taken on a whole new meaning for me … Continue reading

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