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Feeding Your Family by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 20, 2015 in Babies, Big Kids, Nutrition, Toddlers, Your home |

I am reading a book by nutritionist Elleyn Satter entitled Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming (Birth Through Adolescence). Now, before you stop reading this article because your kids don’t have weight problems, neither do mine! This book was recommended to me a nutritionist because I was griping about feeding my family: when I put in […]

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Dude Charts Like a Lady

Posted by curlyq on November 14, 2013 in Babies, Marriage, Need a laugh?, Pregnancy |

Dude Charts Like a Lady: 4 Reasons Why We, the Husbands, Should Do the NFP Charting By Richard Wan 1. No more begging for sex. Do you really want to continue asking your wife, “Are you infertile today?” If she tells us what she observes and we do the charting, we’ll know if she’s fertile […]

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10 Signs That Your Car is Filled With Kids by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on November 1, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Need a laugh? |

10. There are stickers on the inside of the rear windows, so people passing by just see white silhouettes of various shapes and sizes. 9. If you look in your car through the back window, you see the tops of several car seats. There may even be more car seats than empty seats, and you dread having […]

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A Moving Confession

Posted by curlyq on September 30, 2013 in Babies, Illness, Marriage |

This video struck such a chord with me that I wanted to put it on the Mommy Mentor blog so I’d never lose it. “A Father’s Confession: Down Syndrome Made Me Almost Leave My Family”:  

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The Ups of Downs by Cafe du Mom

Posted by curlyq on June 27, 2013 in Babies, Newborns, Pregnancy |

The Up Side of Down Syndrome Last winter, my sister in New York found out she was pregnant with her fourth child.  She was 42 years old and her husband was ten years older.  They were surprised that they were able to get pregnant, but excited about the prospect of a new baby.  My brother-in-law […]

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Miscarriage Resources

Posted by curlyq on June 22, 2013 in Babies, Pregnancy |

Until one of the Mommy Mentors writes an article about her personal experience with miscarriage, I wanted to share a few resources I found greatly comforting and informative. Lost Innocents Natural Miscarriage: What To Expect On a First Miscarriage Still Birth Day

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Homemade Baby Food Made Easy by Granola Mom

Posted by curlyq on May 31, 2013 in Babies, Nutrition, Products we love |

I’ve seen the moms standing on the baby food aisle of the grocery store staring at the giant wall of baby food, picking up random jars and packs reading the front, the back, putting them back on the shelf.  Repeat.  Repeat.  Eventually she picks a few tosses them in her basket and moves on.  If […]

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10 Reasons Why We Don’t Use Contraception by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on April 29, 2013 in Babies, Marriage |

My husband and I have used Natural Family Planning (NFP) since the day we were married. We have never used contraception, and there are several reasons why. The main reason has to do with our Catholic faith, but below I’ve listed 10 other reasons why we use NFP. As an aside, if you are my Mom, my mother-in-law, […]

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Moms, we’re on the same team! by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on April 24, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids |

“If she says it’s so hard being a Mom, why does she keep having kids?” “She has it so easy with only 1!” “I do all the stuff those stay-at-home Moms do, only I have a little thing called a full-time job!” “Working Moms get a break from their kids. I don’t ever get to leave […]

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Pregnant…again! by Cafe du Mom

Posted by curlyq on April 11, 2013 in Babies, Pregnancy |

Inching Toward Insanity: A Fourth Child On the Way My husband and I found out we were expecting our fourth child a couple of months ago and were absolutely thrilled.  Of course the excitement is always followed by fear when you’re preparing for a new venture like this, but I truly can’t wait for this […]

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