I get a kick out of that title, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. This is the name of the book published by La Leche League, and it’s the Bible of Breastfeeding. The Maxim for Mammilla. The Tome for Teats. What can I say? The
Parenting advice is everywhere. It’s aimed at us from websites, magazines, and TV. It’s shared with us by parents, friends, and nosy strangers. What’s far more rare? Wisdom. You when know you find wisdom because it has a way of interconnecting with what you’ve
Some people say ‘healthy baby, healthy mama’ is enough when it comes to a birth. For me, that is not enough. Yes, the “destination” is imperative, but the journey matters, too. It is possible to both celebrate an amazing new life and mourn the
There are days I feel totally and completely incompetent. Take today for instance. My bedroom floor is littered with toys, books, and clothes. There are far too many water glasses on my dresser. My kitchen is messy and all of my daughter’s cloth diapers
Originally appearing as a sidebar in a 2003 issue of Mothering magazine, this timeline is a fascinating look at the history and politics of the diaper industry and the important work of environmental and cloth advocates.
There are loads of baby products out there: some are adorable, others seem like they’ll solve whatever baby-related issue you may have, some are just plain clever or fun. But, what do you really truly NEED for your newborn? Here’s my list for baby
The quality of love a caregiver gives during her child’s first years of life has a tremendous and long-term impact on that youngster. A life that could be described as emotionally healthy, happy, harmonious, constructive, and productive depends on the quality of love received
We recently asked our Facebook community the question, “If you could share ONLY 5 words of advice (no more, no less) with a brand new parent, what would they be?” The response was overwhelming, with nearly 2500 parents offering their wisdom. We’ve selected 50 of
By Kate Abbott for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I had the Zoloft. I needed to take it. But I was still standing in my kitchen the day after seeing my nurse practitioner, holding a pill so small I could barely feel it
In mainstream, modern Western culture, we parents of young kids often practice silo parenting, "My home, my kids, my stress; your home, your kids, your stress." Some say that this mindset is actually The Missing Ingredient in American Attachment Parenting.