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I wish I hadn’t held my baby so much…said no mother, ever.

It’s 2 am and I’m holding him. Pacing the house with the quiet swaying rhythm that only a mother knows. My arms need rest. My body and soul need a few solid hours of sleep. But I continue to cradle him in my arms. It’s the only place he seems peaceful. The only place he’ll…

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Dr.Mom’s 3 days of the Top 5 in Video, Print, and Blog

Day 1: Top 5 in video As 2011 comes to a close, I sit here reflecting on what an incredible year it’s been for this little ‘ol blog of mine. I’m incredibly grateful for opportunities I’ve been presented with as a direct result of writing about motherhood, parenting, and children’s health…right here on Confessions of…

Growing Up Can Really Hurt

Dear Dr.Mom Are growing pains real? My older daughter has had them for years. They are always at night, always in her legs, and sometimes the pain brings her to tears. What can I do for her? —Tara Yes, growing pains are a real condition that can affect 25-40% of children between the ages of…

Growing Up Can Really Hurt

Dear Dr.Mom Are growing pains real? My older daughter has had them for years. They are always at night, always in her legs, and sometimes the pain brings her to tears. What can I do for her? —Tara Yes, growing pains are a real condition that can affect 25-40% of children between the ages of…

Monday Morning Mamas August 16th

It’s time for Monday Morning Mamas! I have three wonderful Mamas to share with you today. So please grab your favorite cup of coffee and dig in…I know you’ll enjoy these Mamas just as much as I do. I just have to share this post I came across this week from Mothering Mayhem. Her post…

Growing Pains

As the week begins, I cannot deny what is foremost on my mind: my little boy is growing up. He would, by the way, correct me and say “no, I’m not a little boy, I’m a big boy”. And so he is. As we approach his pre-school graduation, it is hitting me like a brick…