Off Balance

balancecrpdUntil I had my daughter, balance didn’t seem that hard to achieve.  I was balancing competing needs and desires, sure.  But they were all mine.

Now, I’ve got to balance hers and mine.  

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Meltdown, Part Deux

sadbabycrpdI wrote in a previous post about my 14-month-old daughter’s first tantrum/meltdown, seemingly ahead of schedule.  She went for a repeat performance yesterday in a much more contained environment: the car.

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Doing Too Much for Our Kids?

crawlingcrpdI read an interesting tidbit recently that suggested one reason some babies/toddlers lag in  their developmental milestones is because their parents are too attentive.  Meaning, the kids never have to work for anything–they can just whine when a toy is out of reach and it appears.

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A Toddler Too Soon

cryingbabycrpdTruth be told, my baby is not the most advanced on the block.  She’s almost 14 months and has never really crawled.   Sure, she can roll.  Last week, my husband and I whooped and cheered for a scootch backward.

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Feelings Are Information

fearcrpdIt’s all too easy to discard our feelings: “I’m overreacting”, “I’m too busy to be upset about that”, “I shouldn’t be mad at him; it’s my problem.”  To name just a few.

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