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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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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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4 Cornerstones To a Relationship After Baby

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | Famillies, Friendship, Information, Love, Parenting, Relationships

Communication. Respect. Trust. Forgiveness. The 4 cornerstones for any successful relationship. These four are especially vital during the 1st year of welcoming a baby into your family. According to Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, 13% of marriages end in divorce and 39% of living together relationships end within the first 5 years of having a baby . (www.babble.com/breakingupafterbaby) Considering that 40-50% of U.S marriages end in divorce; knowing that . . .

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Is There A Dog Doula in the House?

Posted on: November 24, 2018 | Famillies, Love

A newborn is a newborn is a newborn, right? It’s to be expected to be on “high alert” for signs and symptoms of this or that. Feedings, crying, sleepless nights, etc etc etc. One of the favorite things of being a doula is allowing parents to sleep into the wee hours of the night peacefully, and waking up refreshed and ready to take on the day. Especially since I no . . .

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You Have Your Hands Full!

Posted on: September 3, 2018 | Children, Famillies, Love, Parenting

I never wanted to have children.   There I said it. Out-loud. To the masses. WHEW! Well, it’s just that, I wanted to be the aunt that spoiled all of my nieces and nephews. When I married my husband, we were on the same page. No children. Flash forward 15 years later and  we have 4 of God’s most beautiful blessings. Hey, It happens, right? And whether we were ready or . . .

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