March 2011

I read Babywise, and it wasn’t that bad

March 7, 2011
routines help babies sleep

The version I read is the latest 2006 edition, and I’m basing my assessment off that. Before you come at me with the pitchforks and torches and make me wear a giant “T” on my chest (for traitor), let me at least say that I wouldn’t recommend it as a parenting book. I wanted to […]

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Sunday Surf: The Feminist Breeder, RIE, VBAC, and Vaccinations

March 5, 2011

I told my family he’d wean before college. I was right. Another hilarious and empowering article from The Feminist Breeder. Yes, some people think extended breastfeeding (really, nursing a 2yo is extended??) is weird, but yes, they all wean before college. With No Local VBAC Options, Leah Considers Unassisted Birth Our local hospital doesn’t offer VBACs (one […]

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What should we expect from birth?

March 2, 2011
Expectations for a beautiful birth

There’s a recurrent theme I keep reading in posts and blogs about birth that the mother’s birth experience didn’t go the way she’d planned it. Do you think it’s realistic to have expectations about a birth experience, considering so much can happen that’s out of our control? This question was posted on my facebook wall […]

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