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...baby. As if they were so close to God’s heart that they could communicate deep truths in little breaths and kicks. Maybe she was telegraphing to her sister that she too would be o.k., reminding her that she was returning to a place that they had both come from.
It was as if those two babies were like soul-twins, like the intertwining dark and light of that ancient Confucian symbol the Yin-Yang.
I don’t understand what happened in that room, but I know what happened in my own spirit. It was made known to me by these two babies, one dying, one with new promise of health,... (more)
I found out today that I am going to be a Grandma. Firstly I must stress that I still have quite a few years to go before I'm 50. I feel 38! The news is still sinking in.
I am suffering from shell shock.
I knew Son no 1 and his wife were trying for a baby. They have been trying for quite a few months now. In fact I made a comment to Hubby after dance class on Tuesday that I had a gut feel she was pregnant. So none of this should come as a surprise for me.
I cried when they told me earlier today. I cried with joy. It is amazing news. The best news ever! I am THE... (more)
...at any odd moment I could grab a few seconds , strong cups of tea plus the mercy of God and a wicked sense of humour have been my strength. God also place His mother in my heart, giving me a mother’s ferocious love and patience.
In the ensuing years, 18 spent pregnant and/or nursing babies, I discovered fulfilment. My call, vocation and witness became the joy of mothering children. Perhaps I could have started writing seven years ago when everyone was in school full-time but realistically there was simply too much physical work involved in running a household for eleven people... (more)
When we refuse to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact we end up acting just like vaccum cleaners when it is God’s job to purify our family in His power, mercy and grace. He needs us to simply be conduits of his Love.
As a mother, I am wired to work emotionally just like a vacuum cleaner,sucking up all my children’s pain.
Likewise, my children are compassionate vacuum cleaners as well, who attract other people’s negative emotions. They are all aware that they learned this dysfunctional behaviour not only from observing Michael... (more)
... tiny baby's heart-wrenching wails of pain. Colic kicks in when your placid, sleeping newborn morphs into a tyrannical monster at about two to three weeks old. There was no real solution 18-33 years ago when I mothered. I drank fennel tea by the gallons, bought gripe water, walked and rocked my babies for hours every day. All the doctors would ever say was,
"Make sure you've burped her well and be careful that she latches on properly so she will not gulp any air".
My daughter shocked me when she announced that what my generation called colic was often acid reflux and treatable... (more)
Does this introduction tug at any memories? This title and sub-title is a take on Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! Just like Seuss intended, I cannot drive out the taunting, sing-song phrases in this book that tied my tongue in knots and delighted my 18-month old granddaughter just last week. I groaned loudly when my grinning son told me that ABC was her favourite book just it had been his.
"Big B, Little bWhat begins with B? Barber, baby, bubbles and a bumble beeB,B,B"
The rhythm and rhyme are specifically designed to catch the smallest child's attention, with the... (more)
The California Dental Association (CDA) joins a growing list of researchers, dental and health organizations advising against regularly mixing infant formula with fluoridated water to avoid discoloring babies' developing teeth (fluorosis). But little effort is made to inform the public, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). "Neither a nutrient nor required for healthy teeth, fluoride chemicals are added to many public water supplies and some bottled water in a failed attempt to reduce tooth decay," says attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President.... (more)
November is Premature Baby Awareness Month and the BloggersUnite.org, an online social cause network, has joined with the March of Dimes to raise awareness and money by holding a blogger action day this coming November 17th. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 8 babies are born premature. In lesser developed countries the rate of premature births is even higher.
Premature death is a health crisis that threatens the lives and health of nearly one half-million babies each year. It is the number 1 killer of newborns and often time leads to lifelong disabilities. The number of premature... (more)
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