I have been a nursing mom for 2 years and 10 months. I was unaware of the nursing-in-public debate prior to that time, assuming there was one, but I do feel that I can say with confidence that these last few years news outlets and
My dream for our family evaporated when our second daughter was stillborn. My girls would not tussle over the same doll until the stitching burst. Nor would they walk hand in hand to the elder’s first day of kindergarten.
There are so many things in this modern day that I feel aren't conducive to being a mother. But there is one thing about these years that is amazing: There are wonderful communities of mothers on the internet.
Many mothers struggle with confidence when breastfeeding: They doubt the baby’s desire to breastfeed, they doubt their family’s support for breastfeeding, and most of all, they doubt themselves and their ability to breastfeed. A new mother struggles with confidence almost every day, and her
You don’t know that my clothes are dirty, Not to mention my hair and face. You don’t know that laundry isn’t folded And the kitchen is a disgrace. You don’t know that I’m so tired, Down to my very core. You don’t know that
Any new parent can share horror stories of how arduous the fourth trimester is. Although I’d read that caring for a newborn was the hardest work I’d ever do, nothing could have really prepared me. I not only struggled with post-partum depression and anxiety,
By Joy Davy, MS, LCPC, NCC, Reprinted with permission from Attachment Parenting International. The joy of motherhood is the subject of much art and idealistic images. Our expectation that the arrival of a baby is a time of peace and pure bliss is enforced by
"Don’t think of it as pain. Think of it as an interesting sensation that requires all of your attention." ~ Ina May Gaskin -- Within this mindset, labor and birth can be a beautiful and wondrous time. Too often we hear stories that focus
We have to remember to expand our minds, to understand that judging is a part of who we are naturally, but that we can overcome it by being consciously tolerant of differences. There is no one right way to parent.
Our motherhood experience is a series of adventures we choose. We are the authors. We are the writers of the story. In difficult times, do you laugh or cry, sing or spank? In easy times do you praise yourself or call it luck? It's