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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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‘Mommy’ vs. ‘Mummy’ and other familial terms of respect

Maybe it’s a little too soon to be thinking about it (since my adorable daughter has yet to speak a single coherent word), but how is she going to address me once she grows older? In America we use “Mom” … Continue reading

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After-baby help: Ways to cope during postpartum recovery

Check out my guest post! Thanks to Jana Johnston for sharing.

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How to celebrate a newborn baby across cultures

As promised, here’s a little how-to guide for announcing the birth of a multicultural baby across different parts of the world and what to expect! Announcements: Phone calls (Africa), emails (U.S.), Facebook (everyone) It was amazing to see the different … Continue reading

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