I loved the original article from PhD in Parenting, and now Annie made it into a video (with some help from her friends). It’s fantastic. Watch it!!
A new book recently came out that sings the praises of epidurals. This article from Science & Sensibility dissects some of the more outrageous claims, and offers a counterpoint from the Choices in Childbirth’s“Guide to a Healthy Birth” booklet. This isn’t epidural bashing! Just cautioning women to know the risks as well as the benefits of any medical procedure they undergo.
Lenore Skenazy allowed her 9-yr-old son to ride the New York subway by himself to get home from a department store, and has been THE anti-helicopter parent ever since. Love this reminder on why kids just need to play.
Breastfeeding Medicine published this article, which explores the delicate balance of promoting breastfeeding and its many benefits without alienating or vilifying women who don’t or can’t breastfeed. Fantastic reading for all lactivists!
This was in MSNBC!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This needs to be recognized and looked into more.
Pigtail Pals blog has raised the alarm on the disturbing trends in girls’ body image and younger and younger desire to be sexy. She’s had no problem finding new material. It’s scary, and something all parents should be aware of — it’s not just a girl issue, it’s a society issue, for sure.
Wonderful guide explaining the differences between birth attendants, and all their different roles. A must-share for anyone planning on having babies!