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Parenting goals – Greythorn's Nook
 

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Newborn expression

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Have you ever watched a newborn’s facial expressions? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on something real. Mind you, child of mine is using me as a glorified pillow most of the day, so I sometimes have no choice but to sit and watch. I’m beginning to believe that at this stage in his life these are the truest emotions he’ll ever show. While yes, there will be moments when he’s older that are genuine and pure, there will also be moments when those emotions are formed, or hidden, for some sort of personal gain or because he feels he must. Guilt trip anyone? (more…)

Here’s to a hectic but boring week!

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Well, the last week has passed in a blur of feedings and naps and bottle washing and appointments. I now permanently smell like breast milk, but no, my supply is not coming in yet. My thoughts slowly return to writing and preparing for NaNoWriMo, which yes, I will still be giving it a go again this year despite my new arrival. While my mind might be thinking of writing, they really aren’t getting any further than that. No plot development or new ideas, though I pretty much know where I’m going with this next installment. Let’s hope the characters know where they are going as well.  (more…)

On recent breastfeeding experiences

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I realize that I have effectively gone silent in the last couple of weeks, but I have a great excuse. My little human is here! I’ve been busy navigating the challenges that come with having a newborn, both set by him and set by my own body. Things hurt, I bone-deep exhausted, and this tiny human eats a lot. The only consolation I take here is that he sleeps just as much.

Which is where my tale begins. (more…)

On teaching consent/respect

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For those of you not in the know, I’m having a boy. Now, this scares me more and less than having a girl. On one hand, I won’t have to deal with the fashion, the sexualisation of youth, the attitude, the frills, the sequins, the sparkles, the never ending amount of toys that portray girls as nothing more than future moms of children and dogs (more…)

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