I spent years leading prenatal classes. Every week we opened class with a chat about the joys and challenges of pregnancy, of how it feels to prepare for motherhood. We talked about hypnobirthing and where to find a good breastfeeding class. Below is everything
We were rushing out the door, scrambling to get big kids to the babysitter so that I could attend my six-week postpartum checkup. No one was listening. I had asked them repeatedly to follow instructions, but it hadn’t seemed to register. I resorted to
We hope you enjoy these beautiful historical breastfeeding images. Which one is your favorite? Migrant agricultural worker’s family. Nipomo, California 1936 . “The baby and the bear nursing” 1903 Inuit Woman Breast-feeding Baby, c1908 Beatrice Baxter Ruyl, in white cape, breastfeeding infant
Thanks to the Mothering community for sharing these hilarious anecdotes. It’s Become VERY Obvious That You’re a Mom When… 1. Having some “me” time seems like a luxury bordering on gross extravagance. 2. You think it’s totally normal to say things like “cats are not for
I faced it three times before I recognized it. My erratic moods, my worries about every tiny little thing – I had assumed all of these were a normal part of my new life as a mother. Everyone had told me my whole life
Recently I wrote a post about the unexpected ways I’ve found community through my kids. I shared that for me this was not part of my initial plan, that community had happened but was not something I had sought. That was a bit of an
(Picture property of Birth Boot Camp, used with permission.) So you are having a baby. And you are stressed out. Because that baby has to come out of your body and everybody says it hurts and it will be AWFUL and, oh my goodness!
By Olivia Hinebaugh I remember being pregnant with my first. It was hard for my brain to truly comprehend that I was going to have a baby. Even after the initial ultrasound, it took me a few months to really “get” that I
One helpful aspect of parent awareness throughout your child’s life is to know when developmental milestones typically occur, while also respecting the individuality of his or her unique timetable.
By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com Kids in the House was thrilled to film 39 videos with Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No-Cry Solution book series. We asked her how to reduce the stress when potty training, how to have success with picky eaters, how to drop