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Chaos in Babyland
by Martinique Davis
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A trip to the grocery store: Toddler is rambling while eating cherry chapstick, the baby is screaming, cellphone ringing, keys missing, and Cheerios spilled everywhere, but hey, even though it may ...
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Still Searching for That Elusive
Cup of Coffee
by Martinique Davis
Sep 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
That fleeting cup of joe, accompanied by a few minutes of down time to enjoy it, will have to wait, again.
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A Relaxing Campout With the Kids? Were We Delusional?
by Martinique Davis
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
By the end of a multi-family, parents-and-small-children camping weekend, everyone knew who was really in charge.
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These Are the Special Days
by Martinique Davis
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Time passes quickly with an infant and a post-toddler.
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Family Dance Party
by Martinique Davis
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Money worries got you down? Relieve stress with a Family Dance Party.
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What Is ‘Real?’ and Other Pearls of Wisdom From The Velveteen Rabbit
by Martinique Davis
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A toddler, an infant, a wedding in Tulsa and a lesson from The Velveteen Rabbit
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When the Goddess of Naptime Cracks Her Whip
by Martinique Davis
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A little lost sleep is too much for this girl to handle.
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The Sly Subtleties of Sibling Rivalry
by Martinique Davis
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Baby sister brings out big sister's slyness.
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Dancing the Two-Kid Two-Step
by Martinique Davis
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The first trip to doctor’s office, and then to the grocery store, with a toddler and newborn in tow.
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A Faithful Birth Experience
Without Fear
by Martinique Davis
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Let go, relax, breathe, surrender. This is natural childbirth.
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Fighting (and Beating) Corporate-Speak on VBACs
by Martinique Davis
Jul 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The mathematics versus the realities of VBACs.
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‘A Birth Without Fear’
by Martinique Davis
Jul 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Mother-of-two Martinique Davis was determined to deliver vaginally. Did she, or didn’t she?
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Last Day of Raising (Just) Elle
by Martinique Davis
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Baby makes four: Lena Emmeline, or Emme, joins her parents and Elle.
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Why Are All the Nursing Newborns Drinking From Fake-Nippled Bottles?
by Martinique Davis
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine months pregnant and, on a visit to Denver, observing newborns, Marti Davis wonders why they’re all bottle-fed. Could it be we Americans are just too hung up?
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Making the Switch to Cloth Diapers
by Martinique Davis
May 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
With one on the fast track to disposable diaper freedom, new baby will be dressed in cloth.
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Considering Zero Population Growth With Number Two on the Way
by Martinique Davis
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Zero Population Growth the answer to the earth’s environmental ills?
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The Ever-Elusive Undivided Attention
by Martinique Davis
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
She wants to play. I have things to do. Turns out we both need some undivided attention, even if it is brief.
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The Various Methodologies of Potty Training, From Storybook to Real Life
by Martinique Davis
Apr 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Potty training has a multitude of methodologies, from bribing to just plain will.
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Practice What You Preach: Toddlers Don’t Know Gray Areas
by Martinique Davis
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
In the mind of a two-year-old, if you pick up your own trash, why wouldn’t you pick up others’? Even when it’s dog poop.
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To Medicate or Not to Medicate? It’s Not an Easy Answer
by Martinique Davis
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Are there antibiotics on your dinner plate? Doctors may be prescribing fewer antibiotics, but the poultry and livestock industry continues to use them.