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  • A closer look at Sprout baby food

    This post brought to you by Sprout Organic Foods . The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Art of Making a Baby. My friend, Kristen, wrote a guest…

  • Re-branding and new life questions

    If you missed this post on my life changes, Andrew and I are no longer together. I am contemplating writing more about it, simply because it’s a part of my life…

  • Why we travel so much and on missing out

    Do you know what I love about this age the most? The Joy. That adulterated, uncontainable joy that Lexi experiences. I’ve never seen anyone’s eyes sparkle so much, anyone smile so passionately and so…

  • Here is why you’re still fat…

    If you care about your childrens’ health and your own health, I urge you to take the time to listen to this lecture from University of California.…

  • Big Announcement!

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Some of you, who follow me on social media, might have noticed that for the last 6 months I have been working on a few projects. I am ready…

  • Breastfeeding a 4 year old at the airport

    Our flight is delayed and Lexi is crashed out. She asked for boobie before she went down. I haven’t spoken about breastfeeding for a long time because it has almost ceased.…

  • Flying with a toddler

    It’s funny because I remember preparing for our first flight last year. I was (almost) terrified. 5 hours in one seat! Lexi had NEVER been able to sit still. Long car…

  • Self-Calming Technique for Toddlers

    I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but we have come up with a calming technique that really helps diffuse an upset that is about to turn into a tantrum. Around…

  • Reader Question of the Month

    Hi Elena! What are some things I could/should be teaching my 18 month old? She is so active that is hard to get her to sit and pay attention, LOL. Thank…

  • What is Gentle Parenting?

      There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding what is called “gentle parenting” or “child-led parenting” so I thought I’d clear it up a bit.…

  • Toddler classes and activities

    One of my long time readers, Irina, suggested that I write a post about the classes/activities Lexi takes/attends and the effect that it has on her and her development. I thought…