The Hardest Time to be a Mother
From breastfeeding, vaccinating, and sleep training to the big social issues of our time such as mental health and racial divides, 2016 is a difficult time to be a mother. It is often easy to default to entrenched positions often created from what we have ‘heard’, not what we have verified and reflected upon.… Read the rest
Even after having four kids of my own, it still shocks me how totally okay and even interested I am in my own baby’s poop. Yet I am totally disgusted and nauseous at the thought of any other person’s poop coming any where near me, let alone actually wanting to look at it and analyze it.… Read the rest
Do New Dads Get the Credit They Deserve?
Giving Dads Some Love
Mom gets the shower (at least most of the time), a push present, an adoring baby that could sleep for endless hours snuggled on her chest, but what about the dads?
I know, I know, I hear you saying the obvious, and I agree; he didn’t singlehandedly support your baby’s life for the better part of a year.… Read the rest
Guest post by Ian Malbin
Power tools, neckties, wallets, money clips, fancy pens, golf clubs, golf shirts, golf shoes, golf balls, golf gloves, blah, blah, blah. Yet theres more; don’t forget the home-mades – which are so sweet – I just don’t think I have any more wall space in my closet for another macaroni frame; nor do I think it would be easy to find an occasion to actually wear that super trendy “worlds best dad” tie.… Read the rest
This post originally appeared on IvankaTrump.com.
There are people who travel the world with their kids by plane, train and automobile, exposing them to culture and diversity, raising world citizens and seemingly having fun in the process. Then there are parents who say a vacation with kids is no vacation at all.… Read the rest
Having potty trained 3 out of my 4 kids (Bridget is begging me to do it but if you read my potty training blog post, you know how I like to wait). I have also helped countless others in the potty-training field, so I know a good bit about where you can find places pee on the fly in New York City to avoid accidents.… Read the rest
This post was originally published on IvankaTrump.com.
Tote Bag Essentials
I’ve written many potty training blogs over the years (check out this video), all accurate and all very balanced. Today though, I want to give you the advice I would give my best friend, and that is to do yourself a favor and go for potty training in a day!… Read the rest
This post was authored by: The Rock N’ Roll Doula, Co-Owner of ProDoula, Northeast Doulas
Placenta consumption, placenta encapsulation, ingesting your placenta, placenta encapsulation for ingestion….
Call it what ever you like, but for the love of all things holy, do not let anyone pick up your placenta from the hospital, put it in their car (or on the back of a bike), take it somewhere you’ve never been and bring it back to you as a jar of capsules, and expect wondrous results.… Read the rest
Sadly, caffeine is on the list of no-nos in pregnancy. At the very least, it is something to cut back on. For many of us the daily ritual of coffee is more than just that little kick you need to put the pep back in your step, but it is also is a nice break from the day. … Read the rest