Education

03/21

2013

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Suck It Up and Start Talking

As it did for many parents, the Stubenville rape trial got me thinking. Not only about rape and what to teach my kids about it, but about sexual abuse in general. It’s a really uncomfortable topic, but it’s something that should not be overlooked or pushed aside. Horrible things can happen to anyone at any time. That is a…

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02/22

2013

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ASL Tips From a Deaf Mom

Baby Sign Language Tips From a Deaf Mom

By guest blogger Ricarda

 

My significant other and I are profoundly deaf (that’s the official term), but both of our children are hearing. The kids, G and L, use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with R and me. My parents are also Deaf* and they live with us. ASL is our primary language at home, and often I speak and…

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02/15

2013

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And Now, a Word From a Doula

A few weeks ago I did a Q&A between me, a pro-unmedicated birth mama, and my anesthesiologist BFF, Rachel. It got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I’d do another Q&A with another type of birth professional: a doula.

Meet Renee, mother and doula with Day Lily Doulas. As with Dr Rachel, Renee and I did a…

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01/18

2013

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The Awesomeness of Baby Sign Language

by RealMomofNJ on January 18, 2013 in Baby Care, Education

Baby sign language. I couldn’t roll my eyes hard enough when I first heard about this, 6 years ago.

If you aren’t familiar with it, the idea is you teach your baby some simple signs so they can communicate their needs before being able to talk. Children are able to comprehend language long before they’re able to use it, and…

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01/16

2013

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And Now a Word From an Anesthesiologist

I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…

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01/04

2013

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Mom-Administered Homework

by RealMomofNJ on January 04, 2013 in Education

I’m channeling my inner Tiger Mother and giving P homework every evening. Yes, I am giving her homework.

P’s school has a Letter and Number of the Week. Not only do they base weekly activities and lessons on these letters and numbers, but they practice writing and associated sounds. P’s mom-administered homework is to practice writing each every night when she gets…

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