As any parent will tell you, a typical newborn/infant is awake and in need of care for several hours every night for at least 3-5 months. In the past, most parents had extended family members to help with this 24 hour schedule, and mothers were able to remain in the birthing center or hospital to recuperate.
New Mom & Baby
Baby Nurses and Post-Partum Doulas – What is the Difference and What Are the Benefits of Hiring One
Pumping at Work and Milk Production
I have been at work for about a month now. As any breastfeeding mother, I was worried about my milk production. Here are some things I found really help support my pumping at work commitment.
1. Dedicate yourself to pumping every two hours as much as possible. It is important for your body to think it is feeding the baby during the day.
Teaching your baby to sleep is certainly not abuse!
I recently wrote about my pledge to stop contributing to mom guilt on Facebook. That certainly does not mean I don’t READ such thing that others post. That being said I was recently scrolling through my newsfeed when I came across a blog entry someone had posted. It was alleging that a husband left his very sick wife alone to care for herself.
Mommy's Traveling Circus: Travel With a Toddler & Infant
No Child Left Behind
My blood began to boil when I heard tonight’s news about a cafeteria worker in the Dickinson SD who threw out a child’s food when he came to the end of the line and did not have the $.30 to pay for it. Yes, “thirty cents’, is what I meant. For .30, she made a decision that it was appropriate to throw food away instead of feeding a child. How do you arrive at this decision and consider yourself human?
Temporary orders, long term effects
Raise your hand if you are fed up with going back and forth to court to handle miniscule issues that any competent adult should be able to handle. Keep your hand up if you feel that you should be able to make decisions about the well-being of your child. Put your hand down if you would like the courts to continue to dictate when you can or cannot see your child. By the hands that are still raised, I can safely say that we have all grown tired of having a middle man between us and the children we gave birth to.
Up all night
Up all night
The Monster behind the mask
Mothers beware! It’s not just the candy you need to look at or the treats your child may bring home from school, daycare or the fall festival.
Loving your child when no one is looking
I am overjoyed by the number of people that come out of the woodwork as character witnesses to affirm the fact that I wear a mommy hat like a celebrity.
Mother first, has been my motto since April 28th 2010, the day my pregnancy was confirmed.
An open letter to Cornelius
…..Is something so massive you can't get it out of your head, though you bury it or make repeat efforts; by which only cause you to suffer in silence if suppressed. I choose mental health instead, and wish so many others would. Truth is the only anecdote.