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Detoxing from Facebook, Day 6

I’ve noticed when people in the past have left Facebook or taken time off, and it’s always left me with a strange feeling.  With the exception of my HG friend, I’ve noticed that the leaving of facebook often goes along with statements about superficiality and “real” friendships and “authentic” communication, and that has always sat…

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Viral Hives and a Healing Oatmeal Bath

Little Katie has had an awful virus.  It started with not sleeping.  Then came croup.  Then fever.  Then a runny nose.  And finally, hives. Until now, I had no idea that hives could be associated with a virus, but according to the book the pediatrician gave us, it’s not uncommon.  Hives aren’t just an allergy…

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Is it time to take my own advice?

Way back in November 2011, I wrote a post called In Defense of Nail Biters.  At the end of the article, I gave the following advice to parents whose kids bite their nails: If you have a kid who bites his or her nails, please just leave them alone and let them grow out of…

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More Cloth Diapering Saga: Wool

When we left off oh-so-many months ago, I was in the process of switching Katie from disposable diapers to cloth diapers for night time, and I was just about to try wool for the very first time.  My wool finally arrived in the mail, I lanolized it (more on that later), and tried it out.  We haven’t…

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No, really. I’m sleep deprived.

It is amazing how completely different my two girls are.  Their personalities, their likes and dislikes, and their habits. Right now those differences are most apparent in the realm of sleep.  Gabi was such an easy sleeper.  She had her moments.  Like with all babies, sleep comes and goes.  In retrospect, it was predictably cyclical,…

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