NoReturnMom's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

Is it okay to shower with your kid?

At this point in my parenting career, I'm pretty good at taking others' opinions in stride. Think cloth diapers and home schooling are the way to go? Fine. Neither are for me, but who cares?

But every so often, I kick myself for not addressing a remark more clearly (or at all). So, behind the shield of the Internet, consider exhibit A...

What? You shower with your son? Gross.

As a person with generous sebaceous glands and kids that wake before dawn, I was… Continue

Added by NoReturnMom on July 28, 2009 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Interview with a fellow bulimia survivor

I recently discovered Lori Hanson and her blog, Learn2Balance, full of wonderfully insightful articles about eating disorders and recovery. Lori should have insights—she’s been there, too. Although I share with you my experiences dealing with food issues from time to time, I have only my narrow perspective to provide. No research. Few answers.

So, I sent Lori an… Continue

Added by NoReturnMom on July 23, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

When having a smartypants hurts

My firstborn has a gift of gab that regularly makes me smile, shake my head, or laugh out loud and/or temporarily lose control of bodily functions. But on the other side of all those comical quips are the occasional words that break my heart.

A few days ago, as I was administering morning milk and diaper changes and bleary-eyed snuggles as usual, both toddlers tugging on me and grappling for a prime lap spot, Gunnar firmly grabbed my knee, looked me in the eye, and said, "I want…


Added by NoReturnMom on July 9, 2009 at 11:50am — No Comments



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