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Babies Love Art

Babies Love Art

On our recent trip to New York City we visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). As big fans of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) I was surprised at Sunshine Doll’s request to go to MoMA instead (or Mooma as she previously thought it was called). She had studied the art movements in…

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Donielle By Donielle, July 8, 2018
Developing Baby Brain

Developing Baby Brain

If you thought that title means that my brain is a bit fuzzy since giving birth to my Rainbow baby – well, it is, but that is not what I am writing about today.  I don’t know how I can write about the absence of something.  Something I miss dearly and hope will return to…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 24, 2018
Our Little Helmet Head (conclusion)

Our Little Helmet Head (conclusion)

At 6 months old, almost 7 months, our gal donned her helmet or “band” as they call it. We were told to check for red spots and irritations. She quickly developed a rash where the stabilizing portion on the helmet rubbed her cheek. That was on a Friday afternoon, so we had to leave the…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 2, 2018
Our Little Helmet Head

Our Little Helmet Head

We are nearing the end of our helmet journey and I am ready to look back and see where we’ve been.  Our little Rainbow Baby had none of the issues you would expect for ending up in a DOC band.  I was an experienced mom who went into birth determined that, come hell or highwater,…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 27, 2018
Fat Babies

Fat Babies

Fat babies are so cute. I’ve never had one myself. But my niece has rolls to spare. Heck, I have rolls to spare. But my exclusively breast fed babies, while healthy, never get fat. I got a little alarmed last month as I kept weighing my five month old and she was not gaining weight….

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Donielle By Donielle, January 5, 2018
What To Do When My Relationship With My Kid Needs Work

What To Do When My Relationship With My Kid Needs Work

My mother once read a biography of Susanna Wesley, mother of the hymn writer and evangelist who founded the Methodist Church.  It described how Susanna Wesley, mother of 19 children, gave each one individual time during each week.  Granted, not all lived to adulthood, but still very impressive. Susanna Wesley, Sower Series I read the…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 30, 2017
My Co-Sleeping Journey

My Co-Sleeping Journey

I started my parenting journey very fond of Attachment Parenting theory.  In my starry-eyed optimism I hoped wearing my baby in a sling and letting her sleep next to me in bed would produce a well adjusted child.  Having been a nervous, timid child I vowed I would make sure my daughter had no reason…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 5, 2017
Best Family Games

Best Family Games

Are you thinking about Christmas gifts yet? I am. Though I do not buy gifts for all of my seven siblings anymore, I do have a fast growing group of nephews and nieces. And since we really like board games for family nights, a board game is always a possibility for a gift for my…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 12, 2017
Parent – Child Journaling

Parent – Child Journaling

Do you want insight into what your kid is thinking?  Would you like a peek into their diary – Oops, I mean their hearts?  My daughters and I have found a fun way to connect!  They call it shared journaling.  I have a pretty journal for each of my daughters that are old enough to…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 20, 2017
Easy Back to School Cake Pops

Easy Back to School Cake Pops

I am always sad when summer ends. I have to create back to school traditions to help me get excited for the new school year. Fall foods have a way of soothing that sadness and cheering me up with their pumpkiny-cinnamony-appley sweetness. We found a really cool and fairly simple class treat – Apple Cake…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 1, 2017
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