Here in the UK many people ask new mothers, “Is he good?” They’re referring to the baby: is the baby good, they want to know. What they mean is: does he sleep through the night? Does he cry? Does he make a fuss? Being
The CDC reported today that homebirths are on the rise in the US. Michele Deck, President of Lamaze International, responds to this study “Trends in Home Births in the United States: 1990-2009.” Read her response and then tell us why you chose a homebirth.
Well, we didn’t fight ALL the time. It could start any number of ways, but it was clearly always my sister Erin’s fault. (Says the first-born child.) She might sit too close to me. She might eat a big spoonful of peanut butter and
On June 19, 2002 I attended the congressional hearing, “The Status of Research into Vaccine Safety and Autism” in Washington DC. This hearing was part of the oversight investigation of the Committee on Government Reform, headed at the time by Congressman Dan Burton (IN-REP).
Just ask. Ask and It Is Given. Ask and you shall receive. Good things come to those who…ask. Agreed. Emphatically. Ask and keep asking. Ask the universe, your boss, your crush, bank manager, bus driver, car salesman…ask for what you want and keep on
By Deborah Lytton Web Exclusive, July 24, 2006 During my pregnancy with my first child, I wasn’t one of those women with issues about her changing body. I embraced my new self, I gloried in it. I marveled at my growing roundness, my hands
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Celebrating Our Glorious Goddess Bodies By Janet Lucy “Mommy, do you ever think about being thinner?” my ten-year-old daughter, Sarah, asked from the back seat of the car one morning on our way to school. Once I got past my initial thought that perhaps
By Amy Costales Issue 133, November/December 2005 I watch my daughter. Siempre la he mirado. (I have always watched her.) Since the morning the nurse held a mirror between my splayed legs so I could get teasing, myopic glimpses of her fuzzy black hair,
By Ann Vorisek White Web Exclusive The average American child watches four hours of television every day, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.1 Videotapes and video games add to the amount of time children spend staring at a screen. How does all this