Archive for 2012

  • So Long 2012

    Monday, December 31st, 2012

    I’m writing. Like a mad woman. I believe writing to be a bit like art. It can be difficult if there isn’t something sparking the words. Or, sometimes, as is the case with me, I just haven’t had too much to say. At least not on paper. I always have plenty to say.

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  • Do We Really Need To Drink Eight Glasses of Water A Day?

    Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    I am one of those people who never drinks quite enough water. I just don’t. I have to think about it, remind myself about it, and my trigger is most often thirst. Thirst supposedly comes after the point where you are getting dehydrated.

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  • Better Birth

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Childbirth is on my mind. Not merely because pregnancy and birth are part of my very fabric but because I see a new trend in birth again becoming terribly “polarized”. Historically, it happens every couple of decades. Today, as the holes in our health-care system are glaringly apparent, birth has become a hot topic for dissection. You can see it in the multitude of childbirth books with titles such as “Better Birth”, “Your Best Birth”, “The Best Birth” . Every pregnant woman will tell you that, more than once she has been asked the million dollar questions. Doctor or midwife? Home or hospital? Natural or medicated? Epidural or not? And then, regardless of her answer, she is told what is “better, best, what she absolutely should or shouldn’t do” and on and on. It is exhaustive and rather than being helpful, more often leaves a woman feeling confused, frustrated and unsure of herself and her choices.

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  • Choose the Childbirth Class That’s Right for You

    Monday, July 30th, 2012

    I hear from families all the time asking how they can find a class that is right for them. Here are some questions you might ask before choosing a Childbirth Preparation class.

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  • Parenting Memories – Anna Quindlen’s Essay Is True For Us All

    Monday, July 9th, 2012

    We all know that we have so much to be thankful for. But so often (at least for me) we get caught up in the stresses of everyday life and of all the things around us that we can see as not going smoothly. I am reminded of this again by two things that happened just this morning. The first is that a close friend, whom I don’t see nearly enough, sent me an article by Anna Quindlen that I have seen numerous times. The second was sitting next to Alexander as he reclined back in the dentist chair. My normally pretty strong 10 year old reached for my hand and held it tightly as he got his teeth cleaned. A simple act but one of safety and love.

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  • Totally Awesome Pregnancy Announcements – On YouTube

    Thursday, June 28th, 2012

    They can be sweet, surprising, romantic, or completely wacky… but for certain they are all about love. These are five of my favorite YouTube” Pregnancy Announcements”. They will make you smile all day!

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  • The Infamous Breast-Feeding Time Magazine Cover

    Thursday, May 31st, 2012

    You were probably sleeping, or working, or feeding kids, or any number of a million other things a couple of weeks ago… BUT if you are hanging out with me here then the odds are good that you had to have seen the cover of Time magazine. Once again, the topic of parenting and especially breast-feeding, sent opinions flying.

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  • A Chance Magical Happening

    Monday, April 2nd, 2012

    This is just simply the best story – ever. Every now and then something happens in life that is too perfect — too amazing. So perfect as to think that it can’t possibly be an accident.

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