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“The Expectation of Nurture” or “Why it’s not HypnoParenting”

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

First let me start by stating, for the record, that I never slapped Kira in the face (read this blog if you don’t know what I mean). Now, I know that my wife likes to use metaphors for effect, a trait that regular readers of this blog will also know and enjoy. But I wonder whether it could be somewhat concerning to, say, acquaintances on Facebook who see a post with a provocative title and don’t know what to think… But maybe that’s just me. After all, this HypnoMothering blog...

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The Happiest, Sappiest, Crappiest Place on Earth

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Having kids is a bit like living in Disneyland. Disney lovers everywhere who don’t have kids yet are screaming, “sign me up!” and parents everywhere are saying “WTF Kira?!”, but hear me out. Disneyland. It’s a magical place right? The commercials tell us so. It’s where football players want to go after they win the Super Bowl. Where children delight in fireworks, larger than life characters, fun rides and way too much sugar. Where parents are all aglow having given their young people a...

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The 80% Rule

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s 3 am. My son is swaddled and swinging in his room, the white noise machine on softly shhhhing him to sleep, a pacifier to suck on nearby. 4 out of the 5 S’s “The Happiest Baby on the Block” swears will quiet my baby in a flash. But my son is screaming. As I flip through Dr. Karp’s book for the eight hundredth time, I ask myself, “what am I doing wrong??” Flash forward a few months. I have mastered sign language. I know the signs for cat, colors,...

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The Rabbit Hole

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

I fell further down the Rabbit Hole this week. The love I feel for my kids I’ve always likened to the Rabbit Hole from Alice in Wonderland, for as we fall down it we turn upside down, broaden our perspective beyond the scope of our imagination, and generally feel that incredible sensation of falling into something so much bigger than ourselves. It took me a long time to fall. I can brush that off with a million different excuses: my kids were in the NICU so I was afraid to bond with...

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The Luckiest Decision I’ve Ever Made

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Anne Geddes I’d love to tell you that I chose my children’s father carefully.  That I spent years examining his qualities, picturing how he would be with our future, unborn babies.  I’d love to believe that at 23 I had the capacity for such reason. In truth, at 23 I knew that I loved this man, that I’d never find better (this turned out to be so very true) and that I needed a UK visa sooner than...

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3 Words for Daddy

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week I got all ready to post a timely little tribute to you, awesome father of our four fantastic, grown up children. I was thinking this was going to be super simple. Even though we were poor blah-blah …  such a great collaborator starting with our first Lamaze class blah-blah … and remember how you sure could swaddle a baby blah-blah … and those hilarious things the kids used to say and oh how we laughed haha-blah-blah … and even though we’re divorced ahem-blah … and WOW what a grreeeat...

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