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3 Girls, a Texter & The Park

I think we all know how easy it is to get pulled into technology. A phone call, a text, twitter, blogs, Facebook- They all beckon to us with their allure and charm. I think that the stay at home parent may be especially susceptible to this due to the lack of social interaction in our daily lives. So, noticing my draw to text, talk or type I set up guidelines for myself. I try to do time consuming tasks during nap time or night time when Dad's home. Although texting in front of my girls isn't my… Continue

Added by Anastasia Irvine on June 24, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

3 Parenting Habits Im Quitting

If you read my post, Relearning Good Parenting earlier in the week then you know that I have been frustrated in a cycle of yelling to get my daughter's attention and/or cooperation. Anyone who has been in this cycle knows it doesn't work. I hate that I've been creating a habit of yelling to get my point across and determined to get regain proper communication and guidance. Here is what I'm doing to…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on June 17, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

I Promise Not To Say The F Word

 There are a few things in life that get me heated instantly, and our society’s misogynistic view of what woman should look like is one of them. I hate to think that my daughters are growing up in a society with such distorted views of what a woman’s figure is. We come in different shapes, sizes and colors and that’s beautiful. I don’t want my daughters to think that the plastic they…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

"REALLY?!?"... When Potty Training Goes Wrong



Sometimes my toddler makes me crazy! I try to look at the world through her eyes and understand what she might be thinking or how things make her feel, but sometimes all I get out of it is “REALLY?!?”. I mean I understand the developmental stage of a two year old in complex and…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 16, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fragments of You Are Fragments of Me

As I get older, and especially now that I have children, I notice more and more of my Mother and Father in my personality. When I was younger I never thought I was very much…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 10, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fragments of You Are Fragments of Me

As I get older, and especially now that I have children, I notice more and more of my Mother and Father in my personality. When I was younger I never thought I was very much like them, But surely I am my Mother’s and Father’s Daughter. Their influence as parents is always going to be a part of me, both the good and the…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 10, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Breast is Best, But Not For Everyone

When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly…

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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Breast Is Best, But Not For Everyone

When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly excepting another woman’s choices, though not in agreement with your own, and without…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Juggling Life



Juggling my roles as a Mother, wife, woman, housecleaner and cook is sometimes overwhelming. On some days it’s an accomplishment if I’m dressed before noon and the kids have been fed. Those days are the days where I can’t seem to get the baby to sleep long enough to manage getting clothes on, breakfast made,…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mommy's Make-up

When it comes to make-up I am no stranger. I’d say I exercise a reasonable restraint in resisting daily usage, but at the same time I enjoy the perfecting powers of foundation and blush on my tired mommy complexion. I never thought of my usage to be excessive or that it would have a negative influence on my daughters. But when my toddler started running up to me freshly done up with the make-up she took from her teenage Aunts room asking if she was “pwetty” I couldn’t help but wonder…. Was…
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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Scars of my Cesarean

During my second pregnancy I wrote about my first birth experience and how the previous cesarean effected me. Writing these feelings down really helped me to deal with my fears of the upcoming birth (an attempted VBAC).…


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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Cesarean Prayer

When I gave birth to my first Daughter I had an emergency Cesarean. I honestly thought it  would be my final act to bring her into this world and this poem sums up the prayers I made during surgery.




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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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