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Author Archive | Christina Q.


Seven Kid-Free Resolutions for the New Year

I love our kids.  I mean I really, really love them – more than I’ve ever loved anything in my entire life.  Like shooting stars and universe explosions and never ending sea depths type of love.  Crying during diaper commercials and hawk hovering at the playground and looping kidz bop songs in the car and […]

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A Tale of Two Children: Co-Sleeper and Sleep-Trained

If you were to list out the many controversial topics of child-rearing, the great sleep debate would probably make top three issues.  Parents usually find themselves in one of two camps: the sleep-trainers or the co-sleepers; or, their more commonly known street names: cry it out/lifelong trauma or smother your baby/get kicked in the face […]

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Putting a Price on Sanity: 7 Things I Learned from Hiring a Sleep Trainer

I can almost hear the collective gasp of mothers everywhere as I type out the words “sleep training” –  the assumptions, the judgment, the “I would never” declarations just waiting to make their way to the comments section of this post. Look, I get it.  I get where the anger and vitriol and pitchforks come […]

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Why I Decided To Be a Stay-At-Home Mom

I cleaned out my office last week.  I packed up picture frames and emptied drawers of snacks, knick- knacks, and business cards I’d no longer need.  Years of notebooks, headache cures, caffeine-related accoutrements, and emergency grooming supplies that carried me through five days a week on my 10×10 piece of carpeted real estate.  Soon I’d […]

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