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Babywearing Safely

Sunday, 26 October 2014 22:47
Babywearing has countless proven benefits for both moms and babies. We love to carry our babies and keep them close, but, of course, we also want to keep them safe. Learning to babywear can take some practice, but don't let it intimidate or frustrate you! Practice makes perfect and you…

Damaged by an Infant Circumcision Gone Right

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 02:31
This is going to be a VERY personal and controversial article. If you don't want to know the most intimate details of my life, and why I am so opposed to circumcision, DON'T READ any further! You have been warned. - - - - - - - - - -…

Don't Shove the Formula

Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00
Much to my surprise, I received a package from Similac in the mail the other day. It was an 8 ounce sample of formula, along with some informational packets, and $20 worth of coupons. I was amused at the brightly colored box’s claims, “Similac with OptiGRO Nutrition is “closer than…

Reflections on a Birthday

Monday, 04 August 2014 15:14
As the first birthday of my daughter approaches, I am filled with mixed feelings. It’s been almost twelve months since I gave birth to her, and I haven’t come to peace with the way she came into this world. I still wonder. I still wish. I am still angry. I…
Are you thinking about attending your first mom + baby yoga, Pilates, or other fitness class with your newborn? Maybe your baby is 6 months old and you are ready to try a class- just the two of you! More and more gyms, yoga studios and birth centers are offering…
It seems that everything in the parenting realm is up for debate, as differing opinions and standards may ultimately drive a wedge of fear between many mothers and mother’s intuition. “Recommendations” change with the season it seems, like the first introduction of solid food, and guidelines for car seat safety.…

Mommy Wars

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 12:40
I recently got kicked out of a local Facebook group for complaining that vaccination debates were getting out of hand and generating harsh judgment and that I was judging others for judging others. Yeah, I know. Silly, stupid, especially the end part. The group was intended for motherly support, but…
If you asked me while I was pregnant what my plans were for feeding my little one once she arrived, I adamantly responded with “we’re going to pump”. Period. End of discussion. My reasons were, and still are, justified: I wanted my husband to be able to bond with baby…

The Myth of Love at First Sight

Monday, 14 April 2014 10:04
Everyone talks about that moment when you first see your baby, about a huge rush of love and harps sounding from the heavens. When I was pregnant for the first time, among the many “you’ll sees” or “you just waits” were predictions about the monumental love I would feel for…

Postpartum Hair Loss

Saturday, 05 April 2014 23:41
Many moms who have spent the first six months or more of their child's life exclusively breastfeeding can report how exhausted they become, how when they're not feeling well, it actually makes them feel worse when their child drains their breasts--as if the life-force is literally being sucked out of…
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