Subscribe           New Book from One of Our Contributors at Upjourney Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One – by Laurie Hollman A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over…

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COVID BUBBLES

A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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Managing Anxiety in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Anxiety in preschoolers is important for parents. Managing anxiety in under fives depends very much on their ability to verbalize. If their vocabulary isn’t large it’s important to attend to their body language. Here are some tips for managing anxiety in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Infants Infancy from birth to age one is a wonderful…

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When Did You First Feel Like Mothering?

WHEN DOES MOTHERING BEGIN? Does mothering begin when you’re a little girl?  Watch your active, thriving three-year-old girl as she takes pillows and puts them in a circle. See how she climbs into this space with her baby doll, little play figures, favorite stuffed animal or  toy. Or, enjoy her construction of a fort with…

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Unlocking Parental Intelligence – When Babies Feel Heard

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. has an upcoming book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, to be released Oct. 13. Pre-sale discount on Amazon right now. Parental Intelligence is characterized by understanding babies’ minds. From birth, needs, wishes, and intentions of babies are expressed in sounds and body movements. Actually, even in utero, the…

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FAVORITE FAMILY VACATION RECIPE: STAYING HOME

Welcome to the July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Vacation This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared their family-travel tips, challenges, and delights. Please read to the end to find a list of links…

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THE ANXIOUS MOTHERS CLUB

ANXIOUS MOTHERS FIND ANXIETY EXPRESSES ITSELF IN MANY WAYS   Anxious mothers are devoted to their children but their anxiety makes it difficult to provide the care they want to give. Anxiety can range from unsettling to overwhelming: general all-day-long nervousness, periodic panic attacks, fears, preoccupations, worries, chest pain, butterflies in your stomach, rapid breathing,…

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