I love poring through a good gossip mag just as much as the next person, and occasionally find myself thinking about some odd celebrity tidbit long after I’ve finished up the latest installment of “Celebs: They’re Just Like Us!” For the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the recent report by Star Magazine that Angelina Jolie practices a bizarre form of therapy known as “primal scream therapy”.… Read the rest
Last week, I shared on Facebook and Twitter an article whose headline caught my eye: “Kate Middleton’s ‘Gross’ Parenting Move May Horrify Some Fans.” As I clicked, my mind was racing with possibilities…had Kate picked her son’s nose in public? Had an unfortunate diaper incident left her covered in poo that she failed to wipe off?… Read the rest
As any nursing/pumping mother can attest, the sheer amount of time that one spends attached to a breast pump in the early months of a baby’s life is simply astronomical.
Since spare time is just not something I have oodles of, I’m always looking for ways to maximize every minute. … Read the rest
It’s not often that an ENTIRELY new trend pops up in the pregnancy/birth world, but I have to say that “pee parties” are definitely a new one I didn’t see coming! And that’s hard for me to say because I have seen and heard a lot of things!… Read the rest
Easter Sunday is the perfect day to embrace spring fashion adn show off in your Sunday best. I picked out some of my favorite RPM dresses for you to celebrate in this weekend! The best part? Thanks to Amazon’s two-day shipping, you can order today and it will arrive in time for Sunday!… Read the rest
Just before I gave birth to Bridget, the topic of homebirths was in the news yet again as a new study showed the practice is on the rise.
Although I have always been perfectly happy with hospital births, I can appreciate that this is not everyone’s experience.… Read the rest
Decorating a nursery is such a lovely experience. So full of hope, so full of excitement around creating the perfectly soothing and pleasant environment for the little one you’re growing. Although it can be a bit overwhelming – it always is when you are trying to make something perfectly perfect – I do always love this part of baby prep.… Read the rest
Many parents talk frequently about the dreaded “bewitching hours”: that period of time at the end of the day when their children are consistently less than angelic. For older kids, this makes total sense because we all know how fatigue at the end of a busy day can make anyone a complete grump (not that understanding, of course, makes them easier to deal with!).… Read the rest
So, so many pregnant women come to me with very strong ideas about how they want the labor and delivery process to go, with birth plans running pages and pages long. While it”s perfectly lovely to put together your ideal labor plan, the actual reality often differs, either due to hospital policy or because things go slightly differently than planned. … Read the rest
I am a big believer in working out as soon as possible post-pregnancy and so I have already started this time. Don’t worry, I am not leaping around the country side like a gazelle just yet! Instead I’m trying my best to fit in a 20 to 25 minute run each day.… Read the rest