Category Archives: Babies

Tiny Wheels in the Home Watch

“When the question is asked, ‘What part have the children in making the home-life?’ some one may answer, ‘The children cannot do anything … when they are young all they can do is to be rocked and petted while they are babies, and then as they grow larger go to school and eat and romp […]

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The Simple Way to Raise a Baby

  Recently, while visiting a local thrift stores, I questioned why there always seems to be old-fashioned rocking chairs for sale … Perhaps many people are not taking the time to rock their babies anymore.  I know first hand as I used to be one of them. Somehow, I thought it was just normal to […]

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Getting Along {nicely}

{Our updated family of 10 photograph L-R: Leia (5), Lucia (9), Gillian & Loyal (2.5 weeks), Abby & Lavender (3), Lacey (13), Lazarus (1.5) Lyla (11) Lovelyn (7)}       Earlier today, Lucia and Lovelyn picked this lovely small gathering of wild Autumn flowers. I just love the colors…   In a recent midwife […]

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Rocking the Baby {and Why Homes Need Rocking Chairs}

“My father was an expert with rocking chairs. He said he used to solve all his problems in one. But you have to know how to rock. Suppose you’re tired and worried about a problem. Well, then you rock …like you’re on a ship, away from everything… …rolling soft and smooth over the open sea. […]

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Early Mornings {with a newborn}

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ~Aristotle   Right now, the house is still. Outside, the world remains dark for this mild October morning. I am sitting in the dimly lit, quiet kitchen of our home, holding my baby son wrapped up in my […]

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