Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Web Finds Wednesday

Pretzel Hugs Recipe

Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

“At RIE we encourage parents to learn to quiet down, to sit peacefully, to observe and to allow babies to be real. …And as we get sensitized and skilled in the art of observing, we may try the greatest challenge: to look inside – to see, observe and learn about ourselves.” -Gerber

Frosted Pane Toddler Skirt Tutorial

Pumpkin White Chocolate Blondies Recipe

Yarn Block Prints How To

Four Alternatives to Punishment: Positive Solutions in Practice

Facebook Recommendations (like them!) >> Regarding Baby >> Janet Lansbury >> Magda Gerber >>
Resources for Infant Educators

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Web Finds Wednesday


Holiday gift tag printables <--- so cute!

Toddler French Toast Stick Recipe

A Toddler's Grief - A Gift of Grace <-- good read!
“You’re okay,” is repeatedly told to a child who hurts himself and does not feel okay. I would much rather give the child permission to feel the way she feels and then wait it out. Again the magic “waiting” works, because emotions have their beginning and their end — even tantrums have a beginning and an end.”  M
agda Gerber, Dear Parent: Caring for Infants With Respect

Hoseana - shop, click, auto-ship--monthly must haves delivered to your door

Youtube Video: Dad in a RIE Parenting class demonstrates a sensitive, empathetic and mindful way to handle a baby's minor injury.

Monday, November 7, 2011

To Think About

Source: Attachment Parenting International Facebook Page
"When I was about twenty years old, I met an old pastor's wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn't believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time.

"But one day when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking--the first in his life. And she told him he would have to go outside and find a switch for her to hit him with. The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying.

"He said to her, 'Mama, I couldn't find a switch, but here's a rock you can throw at me.' All of the sudden a mother understood how the situation felt from the child's point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.

"The mother took the boy onto her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. Because violence begins in the nursery--one can raise children into violence."

~From a peace prize acceptance speech given by Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking

Such a moving thing to read - found on Attachment Parenting International Facebook page! If you aren't a fan - you should be! So many great things for parents!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monkey Business

This wasn't her official Halloween costume but was a back up to our back up costume and was a gift from Christmas that was finally fitting and was fun to run around in before the big night! Cute and warm! Couldn't resist posting these shots! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Web Finds Wednesday

Improve your dinner with a simple trick

How baby signs can help with breastfeeding

10 popcorn ball recipes for fall

squashy parts

comparing grass

why we chose to share our bed

First Trick or Treating!

Our modified cupcake costume! Much easier to move in!
Cherry on top!
Our bowl of candy for the trick or treaters while we were out!
Why are we leaving the candy?? :)
Trick or treaters getting to the candy before we even left the house!
Heading down the street!
Warm and cozy!
Finally a sucker! Yum!
Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Post Halloween!

Yes, my baby is trying to eat our bowl of candy for the trick or treaters! Haha - so cute!

Thank goodness she hasn't figured out wrappers yet!