Play is Self Care—I Mean For You, Mama!

Play is Self Care—I Mean For You, Mama!

Recently, a friend and I were discussing how an ability to play is required on our list of friend qualities. In Aware Parenting, we talk about “attachment play.” It’s super-duper, and every parent should know about it! But it’s not what this post is about. Moms...

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What is “Crying In Arms”?

What is “Crying In Arms”?

You’ll notice I talk about “crying in arms” (CIA) a lot. It’s important information for all parents! But it can also have a huge impact on sleep, behaviors, and demeanor. This comes from the Aware Parenting approach, the work of Aletha Solter, Ph.DIsn’t all crying...

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Finding Your Calm in Triggering Moments

Today I’m thinking about equanimity in relation to parenting. Honestly, I had a reality check on what that word even means, ha! So let’s start there. e·qua·nim·i·ty mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation: she accepted...

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How to Know if a Milestone is ‘Baby-Led’

How to Know if a Milestone is ‘Baby-Led’

A baby-led approach to motor milestones is crucial for optimal brain and body development. I find there’s confusion though, because a lot of advice encourages “baby’s pace,” yet still within a “parent led” style. Let’s clear this up! What does baby led mean? What I...

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