by Corey For the last several weeks, she has been asking a lot of questions about her body. With a mixture of embarrassment, curiosity and fascination, she pulls me aside and whispers, “Do you think my armpits smell?” Or, “Am I getting acne?” Or,
When our children are born, I think most of us feel compelled to hunker down with our partners, parents, and closest friends for a long spell of gazing at the baby. It’s like circling the wagons: creating a tight, safe circle in which our
By Debbie LindgrenWeb Exclusive – February 20, 2009 Keeping children healthy and safe is the goal of parents worldwide. Experts agree that one of the easiest ways to avoid spreading germs is to wash your hands, particularly prior to eating. However, sinks and bathrooms
Rapunzel’s Triple Chocolate Brownies from Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus A delightful brownie recipe that uses fair trade chocolate for a treat you can feel great about! Get the full recipe card and comments on this recipe at the Cookus Interruptus website.
Labled DisabledBy Joy Perrino Choquette When was the last time you saw someone with a disability on the big screen, playing a leading role in the latest Hollywood blockbuster? Featured in a fashion magazine? Or the main character of a popular television show? The
By Ann E. MichaelA Web Exclusive “You’re a better woman than I am,” sighed my friend, “And out of your mind.” I had just told her of our summer vacation plans: my husband and I were traveling to an island off of Nova Scotia,
Enjoying My Daughter with Down SyndromeBy Lizzie Martinez Our second child was born with ease at home, as our first had been. But there she was, little and pale, with the almond-shaped eyes given to those with an extra 21st chromosome: those with Down
Breastfeeding Triplets: Advice from Successful Moms By Ellen Zagorsky-GoldbergWeb Exclusive Sheri of Port St. Lucie, Florida, nursed her first child for almost two years. Three years later, when she discovered she was pregnant again, she had no doubts about what her feeding choice would
By Sarah Sansbury Web Exclusive, November 13, 2006 “Hold your breast like this.” After several midwives, nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, and assistants had all seen me completely naked, somehow it never crossed my mind: the oddity of a woman I just met placing her large,
Web Exclusive – May 30, 2008 By Amanda Dumenigo I knew that I wanted to breastfeed my baby, but I wondered if the lactation consultants, educational sites, instructional videos, La Leche league, and the rest of the somewhat overwhelming array of resources were necessary.