G- Growth and Development

Posted on: December 7, 2019 | Activity, Babies, Body, Children, Community, Famillies, Information, Parenting

Growth restricted. Failure to thrive. Supplementing. Growth charts. Percentiles. Growth spurts. Premature. Full-term.  For most parents, these phrases can generate anxiety and self-doubt. Am I starving my baby? What am I doing wrong? Maybe if I feed them more, this would rectify itself. Truth is, while there are charts, guidelines, and perimeters, genetic and family history play a big role in development.  Just when you begin to feel that you . . .

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THANKSGIVING CANCELLED!

Posted on: November 30, 2019 | Famillies, Meals, Parenting, Relationships, Travel

I did it. I cancelled a family gathering trip out of town for my family at Thanksgiving; and I felt a stack of bricks being taken off of my shoulders.  There’s a point where one has to step back, re-evaluate what’s going on, create an action plan, and then execute it best. For me, it was last Thanksgiving, 2018. From the moment November hit, life was go-go-go with events, classes, . . .

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Missing A Matriarch

Posted on: November 22, 2019 | Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Loss, Love, Relationships

March 20, 2019, we lost our family matriarch. Susan Fanning was a respected, tough, traditional Italian woman who was born in Connecticut, and grew up in Arizona, before marrying and setting down to make a home her own family in Wyoming. Susan was revered and respected in her small Wyoming town, as the bank teller then, proofreader before retiring. Her family loved and respected her. I would watch my husband . . .

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F is for Formula

Posted on: September 4, 2019 | Babies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information

The “big bad wolf” as it has been come to be known in many mom circles, by many professionals, and oftentimes by families themselves. Formula, or Artificial Baby Milk as it’s also known as, was first created in 1867 as an alternative method for providing nutrition to one’s infant. Over time, the formula of Formula has changed. Formula has changed in composition. It has changed in methods of preparation. It . . .

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I Don’t Love This…Is That Normal?

Posted on: July 26, 2019 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Love, Motherhood, Parenting

“I don’t love this.  Is that bad?  Is something wrong with me. This can’t be normal!”   But it is. 9 months of giving up this and adding in extras of that, your body and your life (for that matter) hasn’t been your own. So when baby finally emerges into the world everything should fit nicely back to normal, right? Wrong! The first 12 weeks after giving birth is known as . . .

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