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Breastfeeding Your 5-yr-old

June 2, 2010
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I have finally chewed through Ann Sinnott’s wonderful, dense book on extended breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Older Children. She calls it sustained breastfeeding. A better term really, since it’s only “extended” from the POV of our stressed modern lives where children are typically breastfed for a few months if at all. Sinnott interviewed hundreds of women all [...]

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Book Review: Courageous Parents, Confident Kids

April 12, 2010
Courageous Parents, Confident Kids

I am going to buy a copy of this book. This is ridiculous, right? I haven’t bought a book – other than Your Money, The Missing Manual, which features an interview with me – in years. I buy nothing new. I put all my dollars into debt repayment. I have an electronic copy of this [...]

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More on the Wonders of Quitting

March 26, 2010

My post on ‘Why I Quit Everything’ is featured on BlogHer today. I love BlogHer. I’m proud to be part of their publishing network, and thrilled that they’re sharing my writing with their readers. If you haven’t seen the new BlogHer site, go there right now. It’s a thing of beauty. If you came here [...]

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Better late than never, here are last week’s Links

March 8, 2010

I had a sudden attack of Playing Outside and Taking Long Naps over the weekend, so no posts. Here’s what I was up to last week: Working Parents Are Exhausted – Strollerderby – Almost 60 percent of middle-class households have both parents working outside the home. And we’re exhausted by it. Protecting Baby’s Hearing – [...]

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Can’t Sleep Without A Princess

March 5, 2010

Serena’s been a bit of a bedtime rebel lately. She’s mostly sleeping through the night, waking up only briefly to pee and get a glass of water around 2 a.m. But she just not falling asleep at bedtime. She goes through the whole bath-book-bed routine with her dad and sister. Rio drops off to sleep [...]

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Sleep Training: Cruel or Kind?

March 3, 2010

Sleep has been the albatross around the neck of my parenting life for the past six years. I have a piece up at Strollerderby this week about sleep training. Seems that parents who feel OK about letting their babies cry it out are more successful at getting their little ones to sleep. I am not [...]

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