Mindi Stavish

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's speech, language and feeding development through everyday moments.

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's speech, language and feeding development through everyday moments.

Pregnancy is certainly hard work. It's full of ups and downs, from crazy hormones to belly kicks. It is true that every pregnancy is different. Yet in the end, we all become moms and begin our journey into motherhood with it's own set of challenges. ...

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When preparing for labor and delivery most moms imagine the typical vaginal delivery scenario.  We attend birthing class, create a birth plan, pack our hospital bags for a vaginal birth, and wait to go into labor. According to the Childbirth Connection, one in three mothers gives birth by cesarean section.  Planned or unplanned, a c-section is ...

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Nursing a baby during his or her first year of life will be full of victories and struggles. Whether you work outside of the home or will be pumping in order for others to care for your baby when you step out for a while, preparing for pumping before the arrival of your baby is ...

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With the fall upon us, daylight slips away from us even earlier. As much as I enjoy the fall season, I despise the time change. The extra hour of morning light does not help make me feel less annoyed when I drive home from work in the dark. A recent survey showed that on average it takes a person 3.5 days to adjust to the time change. No matter ...

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With fall in full swing, I love slow-cooker meals that allow me to enjoy extra time with my family. What I love the most about using a slow cooker is that I don't have to worry about what to make for dinner when I get home from work. I also love that my preschooler and kindergartner can help me prepare the meal the night before. They love dumping ...

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2014 marked the 45th anniversary of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, one of the most popular children's books of all time. The book has sold over 30 million copies in 55 languages. It's still one of my favorite books, and I love reading it to my children. When my first born son turned 3, I based his birthday party around the book. I had a ...

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Confession: I hate coffee. No, that is not a typo. When I tell people this fact about me, they look at me as if I have three heads. They typically respond with, “You have three kids under the age of five, and you don't drink coffee? Poor woman!”. It’s not that I haven’t tried to love java. I have tried all the various flavors, sweeteners, ...

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My firstborn son was a very late teether. His first tooth did not erupt until he was close to 10 months old. Unfortunately, his sleep was disrupted from chronic ear infections, but at least I didn't have to worry about his chompers hurting me while he nursed. When his teeth finally started to come in, we were close to the end of our breastfeeding ...

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Do you have a difficult time understanding what your child says?

Does your preschooler's speech sound robotic and lack pitch variation?

When your child repeats a word, does he or she pronounce the word differently each time?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may have a motor speech disorder ...

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When my youngest son was 20 months old he was a little climber. I couldn't take my eyes off him for a minute without finding him on top of some surface. One day, I found him trying to climb up onto our kitchen counter with the assistance of a chair and a stack of books. My other two boys didn't go through the climbing stage, so this was all new ...

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