12 Things Your Crying Baby Wants You to Know

Should I Comfort my Crying Baby? Thinking about crying from a baby’s perspective. After yesterday’s honest and vulnerable piece from Hailey, I asked her what she thought should follow it.  She brought herself back to the time when she was Continue reading 12 Things Your Crying Baby Wants You to Know

Breastfeeding: Listen Up World, We are Coming Together

World Breastfeeding Week starts tomorrow.  Lots will be shared about the miraculous composition of breastmilk.  We will talk about what it gives to baby, what it does for mother, the diseases it prevents and the ailments that it cures. This Continue reading Breastfeeding: Listen Up World, We are Coming Together

A Natural End To Our Breastfeeding Relationship

I certainly never imagined nursing my 4.5 year old!  Come on- he would be old enough to ask for it, have teeth and be eating full-fledged food for cyring out loud! But here we are, and just a few days Continue reading A Natural End To Our Breastfeeding Relationship

My Child’s Comfort is Always My Goal, and My Guide.

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Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby

We can never be prepared for parenthood.  We can think of things from our baby’s perspective though as is shared here in A Letter From Your Baby. Welcome  to Our Muddy Boots!  Please like our Facebook page, follow us on Continue reading Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby

Permission Granted: A Gift For New Families

Last night I went to dinner with my Mom’s Group. We spent some of our time reminiscing about our first playgroup, and acknowledged the vast difference in who we were then, and who we are now. We chuckled about how Continue reading Permission Granted: A Gift For New Families

Our Children Share Our Bed: Shame on You “Super”nanny.

Every once in a while I turn on the show “Supernanny”.  This past Friday, the voice narrating deemed one of the most wonderful and thoughtful parenting choices my husband and I have made, “shameful.” I am an intelligent parent.  I Continue reading Our Children Share Our Bed: Shame on You “Super”nanny.

YOU STILL NURSE YOUR ALMOST FOUR YEAR OLD ?!

Yep.  Not often, but I still do. I know this is shocking to some people.  It happens behind more closed doors than you realize and it is sad that families feel the need to hide this choice. There are lots Continue reading YOU STILL NURSE YOUR ALMOST FOUR YEAR OLD ?!