I’m sure you’ve read a news story about a mom failing to protect their child somehow and either read a comment that says (or even thought to yourself), “How could she let that happen? Why wasn’t she watching her child?” But even seasoned mothers and non-parents like to blame parents or babysitters for things like this. Why?
Breastfeeding is a complex issue. On one hand, it’s what our bodies are made to do, and our babies come out designed to make it work. However, there are so many nuances, potential issues, and even just basic understand of how it works versus how you think it’s going to work that it’s much harder […]
Today I saw a grandpa babywearing his grandson! A beautiful sight to see in public especially since said grandpa seemed to be in great physical health. No one said to him, “Hey Grandpa, how dare you bond with your grandchild like that!” Not one person gave him a dirty look or said, “Take it to […]
If you’ve hung around us much, or some of our online community, no doubt you’ve heard the World Health Organization’s International Code [of Ethics] for Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. For some people, this matters a lot. Others don’t understand so much why mere advertising is such a big deal. One of the biggest issues […]
I’ve written a ton about car seat safety. Many people do. This device is the only device you absolutely have to buy for a baby or your child can die. You can rig random things to function as child-proofing at home or pick up things from a garage sale, but when it comes to your […]
If you have a toddler or preschooler and are pregnant or trying to be, this book is an absolute-must! In Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother by Mark Repkin, brand-new big sister Jenna has a lot of questions about her new baby brother, like “Why can’t he use a sippy cup?” and frustration over how much […]
Employees dressed up in doctor’s coats or nurse uniforms telling moms formula is healthiest for their babies and handing out free cans…
Babies getting diarrhea and dying or getting incredibly ill from contaminated water mixed with their formula…
I am the Christian mom – who goes to church and prays with my children and teaches them about Jesus – and I wear them, co-sleep with them, breastfeed them, don’t vaccinate them, etc. People at the church are always giving me sideways looks like, how can you be a Christian and parent like that?!
“My baby eats all the time! I think I need to give him formula to satisfy him.” “When my baby falls asleep with a pacifier, he seems much more satisfied, but I’m always engorged.” “No matter how often she eats, I feel like she wants to eat again in 10 minutes! I must not have […]
I loved pulling out loose teeth as a child. Loved. To the point where it creeped my mom out. I wiggled and twisted until they cracked, wedged my nail under the edge to sever nerves… Yeah. Pretty gross. Now that Rowan, my eldest child, has his first loose tooth, I’ve been thinking a lot about […]