How (and Why) We Co-Sleep

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I never thought we’d be a co-sleeping family. (More of those parenting ideas v. reality…) When I’d listen to friends complain about their sleep problems with their kid, I’d think things like, “Well, you shouldn’t...

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My Breastfeeding Story

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I’ve been seeing a lot of women share their breastfeeding stories lately, and it occurred to me that I haven’t shared mine and that maybe I should. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I was...

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Learning Tower

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QP — that’s Quinn Pepper for the uninitiated — got a great new toy this week: The learning tower. I picked it up second-hand off Craig’s list, and I was very excited. They retail for...

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It is my second Mother’s Day, but it feels like my first. Last year, Quinn was only five months old, so the days were full with still round-the-clock breastfeeding, naps and diapers changes. We didn’t have much time or energy for much else. Maybe it’s because it’s the first Mother’s Day I’ve had to actually...

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Around the time that I became pregnant with Quinn, I attended the baby shower of a co-worker, who had found out that she was going to have a girl and who had told everyone. Guess what the gift pile looked like? Yep. You guessed it: Heaps of pink booties, pink headbands, pink onesies, pink blankets,...

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We moved into our first house last summer, and there was a lovely garden planted already. This year, I was excited to plant my own stuff in my very first garden ever. After planting the early round of spinach, lettuce, carrots, kale, peas, beets and strawberries, I ran out of room. So I decided to...

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