by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca – Find Mama Renew on Facebook & Twitter Our oldest son has been struggling off and on over the past few years being bullied – it gets better, and then it gets worse – and right now? It’s worse.
Maybe you’ve already read this disturbing article on Time.com about a presumably infertile Australian couple that announced this week that they have aborted healthy twin boys because they want to have a girl? The unnamed couple already has three healthy boys. They’ve been doing
College Boy Reeve headed back to school yesterday after a really wonderful 4-week winter holiday with us, thereby reminding me that 1. The so-called Empty Nest Syndrome—which you would think I’d be O-VER—is not just a one-time thing one goes through and then moves
by Jay Gordon, MD This section is a web feature to compliment the articles “Straight Talk on the 100-Day Cough,” by Dr. Lauren Feder, and “The Problem with Pertussis Vaccines,” by Barbara Loe Fisher in the January-February 2011issue of Mothering magazine. You can read
Last week at Mothering Outside the Lines I resolved to improve my marriage. Part of having a happier marriage, I think, is learning how to express negative emotions to your spouse in a way that he or she can hear. If we yell and
I took a Mindfulness Birthing class during my first pregnancy. On the last day, our teacher guided us through a Metta Meditation, cultivating loving-kindness towards ourselves and our babies-to-be. Our teacher had us repeat intentions including, “May my baby be healthy,” “May my delivery
Who knew that a 14-month-old could show so much affection? My son Michael has reached the stage of massive exploration, having just gone from three steps to steady walking within a week. But he has also started to give us endless cuddles and kisses.
by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca – Find Mama Renew on Facebook & Twitter It’s 2011 friends. In preparation for the new year, our family has been clearing, culling, and cleaning. There was no conscious decision to do so, no commitment or declaration. These binges
In the last post here at Mothering Outside the Lines we were talking about how to have an empowered labor and delivery. You might have noticed that I did not suggest taking a childbirth class to prepare. In her book, Misconceptions, Naomi Wolf writes
Can True Gifts Be Wrapped? My parents hosted a large annual Christmas Eve party with music, talking, and the usual festivities for many years until a profound shift occurred. My father was feeling isolated during his own party. He was making a lot of small