Family Life

Unexpected Family Love

By Liisa Ogburn for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I was given less than an hour’s notice before my father-in-law’s blue Volvo station wagon pulled into our driveway. He opened the front door with his own key, rolling the familiar forest green suitcase

How Am I Feeling?

By Randi Olin for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Carol, my Pilates instructor, starts each class asking, “how are you feeling?” After working with her for two years, I know she is asking about our bodies, not our minds. Yet, this morning, with

New Study Says Bedsharing Risks Overemphasized, Current AAP Recommendations Potentially Dangerous

A new study in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, examines the current recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on bedsharing. The study suggests that the much touted risks are not only overemphasized but that these recommendations could have unintended, and even