Category Archives: biological parenting

Busy

I have been ridiculously busy. I apologize for the nearly month long absence! Since then Princess has turned 6, hubby has turned 35, and I’ve turned 33! Soon we will be moving, on Pirate’s 3rd birthday. It’s a whirlwind, but … Continue reading

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Shortcut

You’re probably thinking I’ve discovered some awesome shortcut to some magical end. Sorry, no. Pirate has been asking for a shortcut haircut for a while, so yesterday we took her to the hair salon. The day started off normally, and … Continue reading

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Wear All The Babies…and toddlers and preschoolers

It’s no secret that I am an avid baby wearer. Babies need to be close and feel the skin to skin, plus the tightness of the womb. Wearing your baby can achieve all of these things. Plus, it gets baby … Continue reading

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Raising People

  Sometimes raising people is hard. Sometimes we lose our tempers and have to take a step back to calm the f down. Sometimes when in the heat of the moment we have trouble stoping to do this, but it’s in … Continue reading

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Funny conversations with kids.

Sometimes when you have kids they tell you the blunt truth. Sometimes that’s pretty darn funny. I’ll keep this an ongoing list of funny things the kids say, so here’s the first one: March 27/15: We were walking up to … Continue reading

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When you’re done cosleeping but the toddler isn’t.

Cosleeping is a wonderful, sleep expanding, breastfeeding enabling, biologically normative experience. That doesn’t mean that we want to sleep with a baby or child across our chest indefinitely though. This morning I woke up stiff and sore from Pirate sleeping … Continue reading

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Sleep, or a lack there of…

Rarely will you hear me rant about lack of sleep. I fully acknowledge that kids = less sleep. At least until they’re about 10. No, I’m not joking. This means that I have about seven more years until I can count on sleeping alone and through the night. Except that I don’t sleep through the night. No healthy human does. It would be biologically counter productive to sleep through a raid, animal attack, or bush fire. We wake, adjust the covers, maybe roll over, and doze back off. Hopefully, the countdown is on…unless we adopt…We cosleep so we get more sleep. Yes, it does usually work that way. Continue reading

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