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March 2011 Ddc Roster

Please post an introduction about yourself, a suggestion of things to include would be..... * EDD: (feel free to use 1st or 2nd half if you prefer) * Name: (whatever you would like to be called or like us to know) * Age: * Location: * How long it took to you to get your BFP: * What number child is this for you: * Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): * Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): * Names you like (& are willing to share): * Birth plans/preferences: * Blog, website or the like: * Anything else you'd like to share: I will compile the... read more

Family Bed And Nighttime Parenting Resources

  Looking for information about cosleeping? We've got a great list here for you!    Click here for a list of Mothering Magazine on-line articles about co-sleeping, the Family Bed and related topics. Get started with this great article by Mothering's founder: Sleeping With Your Baby by Peggy O'Mara   Basic Instinct A dad can do so much more than defend the cave. New research shows that he too has the biological goods to nurture baby http://www.todaysparent.com/lifeaspa...1225399&page=1 Children Need Touching and Attention, Harvard... read more

Breastfeeding Challenges Resource List

Adoptive Breastfeeding, Relactation, Induced Lactation, A Special Gift: Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactation (La Leche League International Book) Thread prepared by Cathmac on MDC Stimulating Breastmilk Production Breastfeeding your Adopted Baby Adoptive Breastfeeding Notes from "Induced Lactation and Adoptive Nursing" Adoptive Breastfeeding: Nursing Max Allergies Please See the Allergy Forum on MDC Allergies and the Breastfeeding Family Dairy and other Food Sensitivities in Breastfed... read more

Presence & Attachment: ADHD Treatment?

We tend to throw around the word “attachment” a lot when talking about kids and parenting, so let’s make sure we’re all talking about the same thing: attachment is a measure of the security of relationship between a child and those one or two or three adults with whom that child is in consistent contact. We now recognize that healthy (secure) attachment is a fundamental form of nourishment for a child’s growing brain. In particular, attachment fosters rich circuitry in the area of the brain that mediates social and emotional functioning. A parent's ability to be... read more

Dumping Disposable Diapers

By Lindsay Evans "I'll definitely give them a try." Before the birth of my daughter, that was my tentative answer to questions from friends and family about cloth diapers. In my head, I was weighing the stereotypical cloth-diaper routine of pins and plastic pants, smelly diaper pails, and red bottoms against the carefree ease of disposable diapers. I was familiar with the environmental problems caused by disposables, but did this first-time mother really want yet another hassle? In the first two months after Amelia was born, I didn't. Albeit with a slightly... read more

Dumb Baby Inventions of the 20th Century

I'm taking care of a sick little boy today (and possibly tomorrow as well) and so I need to delay my next installment of "25 Ways for Dads to Change the World." In the meantime, I thought I'd share some baby-related highlights from Life magazine's "30 Dumb Inventions List." First up, we have a baby cage from 1937. "The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dangling over a busy street," notes Life. My wife, incidentally, didn't think this invention was dumb at all--"It's... read more

My high school pal is having a baby! And he had a question.

I am so happy when people take advantage of the fact that they know a Mothering editor. Pepper me with questions, y’all! And I am always happy to get even more advice and suggestions for the Q-ers in the form of comments. Spencer went to high school with me, and had really great cast parties after our school plays. As a contextual element, I have included my high school senior portrait. Here goes: Hi Candace, My how time flies, how are you and your kids? Molly and I are expecting our first in early April. Needless to say we are really... read more

More on Sleep (or Lack thereof)

“Getting any sleep?” This seems to be the question of choice that well-meaning strangers, family members, and friends all ask me. I guess Americans enjoy talking about sleep and in our culture we equate babies with sleepless nights. Plus I’m practically holding up a sign with the dark circles under my eyes and my mussed hair: SLEEPLESS LADY. Usually it’s not the baby’s fault. Four-month-old Baby Leone does what a baby needs to do: wakes up at night to nurse or to use the potty or to let me know that her diaper’s wet. Then she goes right back to sleep... read more

Fatherhood and economic realities

I turned my blog entry here into an op-ed for the British Guardian newspaper, on how the recession could affect fathers and fatherhood. Many of the comments are interestingly hostile, resisting the idea that fathers can or should be anything but breadwinners. A friend of mine observed "that the negative commenters' real problem is with the economic realities that make a single-income household economically precarious, rather than with a dad staying home after, say, being laid off. But somehow it's easier to object to a social more than an economic one. i.e. easier to... read more

Wednesday Top Three: Dance, dance, dance

1. Florida Gay Adoption Ban Declared Unconstitutional! Yah! And if you want to help defeat the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California, consider making a donation to the "No on 8" campaign. 2. ODC Dance in San Francisco. We took Liko to their family dance day to learn about their kids' programs, and I was once again really impressed with this San Francisco institution. It's so beautiful to watch my son learn about his body and what it can do. 3. The Anti-Racist parent--another favorite blog.   read more

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