How does dessert fit into an overall balanced way of eating? I’ve heard a lot of parents say to me: “He hardly eats anything on his plate, and then he wants lots of dessert!” For many families, this can be an area of conflict. How
I see you storming out of Target, carrying your crying boy while another three kids, under the age of seven, scurry after you across the parking lot. I see you without a cart, without any bags. I see the red-hot anger in your face
By Heather Cori Rader “Mom, why don’t people love the Earf?” asks my son, Jamin. He holds a bag bulging with the trash that he and his dad have picked up from our street. “Because we don’t teach our children about reverence,” I reply.
Pregnancy loss is a term to describe many different losses; miscarriages, both in first and second trimester, and later pregnancy loss, often referred to as neonatal loss, including stillborn babies and babies who live for a short time after birth. Pregnancy loss can be
An ongoing study through Kingston University in London is attempting to understand how women’s preconceived ideas and attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy may relate to low mood during the perinatal period. PhD student Dawn Leach, along with her advisor Dr. Ana Nikcevic, have devised a set
Helping Families Access Midwifery Care- SB 407 Have you heard of SB 407? Probably not, but it matters to you even if you don’t live in California. Anyone who has ever tried to pay for a midwife for an out of hospital birth
I recently had to return to work full-time after seven years at home with my three children. I knew going back would be a challenge on many levels, but I also knew that I was well fortified. I have family and friends to support
The best part was the run down from the father, who informed me that although he performed a few songs of his older Slim Shady work, Eminem did say that he is now a different man from back then, and talked briefly about how.
Because of my passion for (and writings on) the topic of transitions, my readers often ask me for parenting advice. While I feel competent sharing ideas and guidance about the transition into parenting – i.e. bearing and birthing a baby in preparation for the first year
By Kristen M. Ploetz for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers My daughter is the only reason I know we have thirteen windows on the first floor of our house. She didn’t tell me—I had to count for myself, before she was born. It