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Thinking about going back to work

So. I’ve been thinking about going back to work, after five – FIVE! – years of being a stay at home mom. At times I feel SO ready to get back out there. Other times, I fear going back to work, … Continue reading

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Perspective: seeing your child through someone else’s eyes

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective. Claire is a wonderful kid, but she can also have quite the attitude. At times she frustrates me beyond belief, and I have to work REALLY hard not to respond in anger. (And I don’t … Continue reading

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Level up – independent food prep!

Claire is getting more mature by the day, and I realize each day just how much she can do! It’s easy to get in a rut of sorts, and to keep doing things for her that, in reality, she can do for herself. A … Continue reading

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Claire’s incentive chart

Before Heidi was born, we were really concerned about Claire’s reaction. Would she resent the arrival of a new baby? Would she be confused, angry, envious?

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Blog love: ExpatParenting.Info

Blog love is so great… When you start a blog, it takes a lot of time and effort to build an audience and get yourself out there. So you can imagine my thrill to be featured on another blog!

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What we’re reading: Baby-gami

My friend Tess recently gave me this book, Baby-gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners, by Andrea Sarvady. We didn’t do much swaddling with Claire – to be honest, I could never really figure out how to do it properly. But I … Continue reading

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I accidentally-on-purpose took my kid’s toys away, and this is what happened…

Every evening, before Claire’s bath, she helps me pick up and put her toys away. If I give her a bit of direction, asking her to put the puzzle away, or pick up the Legos, she is usually quite happy … Continue reading

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