Archive for May, 2009

  • Wednesday Notes

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

    These are just a couple of things I have been reading today. This is a great story from the BBC about an obstetrician and staff who saved the life of an orangu-tan with birth complications. What are the unique challenges of having a baby and being a small business owner?

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  • I Think I May Be A Bad Mommy Too

    Thursday, May 14th, 2009

    It could just be my imagination but it seems as though more and more frequently I am reading articles and blog posts that vilify women who openly speak about their struggles and feelings about motherhood. The backlash against Ayelet Waldman and her recent book, Bad Mother is only one example of many. In the book she openly talks about how she feels about her husband and her kids. Her crime seems to be her honesty and her pointed observation that the expectation of mothers is completely unreachable. Funny thing is that her family doesn’t seem to be disturbed by any of what she says. She seems to be in a happy marriage and has 4 pretty well adjusted kids. So what’s the problem?

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  • The Madonna Phenomenon… no, not that Madonna

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    Looking through women’s magazines and news articles about celebrity moms, you might conclude that new mothers are treated like royalty, or at least the mothers of royalty. By these accounts, new mothers glow, parents and in-laws dote, partners are awed, and girlfriends constantly stream in to help with the house, the kids, and the shopping. But does it really happen? Ask your mom or grandmother what things were like when she had her babies.

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  • Rewards of Motherhood: A Mother’s Day Edition

    Friday, May 1st, 2009

    As it’s getting closer to Mother’s Day I am doing a lot of thinking about motherhood. Just as with the stages of pregnancy, it changes and shifts as we move through each new stage and phase of our fetus/infant/toddler/child/tween/teenager… ah heck, baby’s life.

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