I am going to get in the habit of these weekly wrap-ups because…
a. every blogger and their mother seems to do it.
b. I’m clearly a conformist.
So here are the weird things I read this week when I wasn’t sitting at Starbucks making frantic calls to people about funding for the water project in Ethiopia.
First up is very timely and slightly prophetic, since it deals with Starbucks AND water…frozen water to be exact.
Someone just filed a … Keep Reading!!!
Have you ever sat there having PMS cramping and thought, “I wish my uterus could just smoke a joint and calm the hell down”?
Lilly is a dementia patient and has recently been in a melancholic state. Lilly’s granddaughter, Maxine, knew that Lilly’s pride and joy in life is her children and so she bought her Nana a life-like baby doll. Those around her say that she had been melancholic for some time. The baby doll has brought joy back to her life. Giving her something to care for and share her love with has helped her find happiness in life again. You can … Keep Reading!!!
It may not be much longer that the bulk of the birth control decision will remain in women’s hands thanks to the semen switch, coming our way in 2018.
Right now men’s options pretty much come down to condoms (and let’s face it: no one likes condoms), or a vasectomy (which is a little extreme of an option unless you’re looking for permanence).
Clemens Bimek is sending his newest invention into clinic testing and is hoping to have it available … Keep Reading!!!
November 17 is World Day of Prematurity, a day set aside to recognize all babies born premature. One Quebec based premie advocacy group, PremaQuebec, partnered with photographer RedM to create a photo series titled “Les Prémas”, or “The Preemies”, in English. The concept is simple, photograph kids and adults who were born premies, holding photos of themselves in the NICU.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Roughly 20 per cent of pregnancies end in a loss and yet it is still the only loss that people are expected to grieve in silence about.
Jessica Zucker, a psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health, understands this pain all too well on both profession and personal levels. One thing she noticed after her own loss was that card stores are full of condolences for funerals, loss of … Keep Reading!!!
Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her second child, and from her recent comments regarding her pregnancy, she is definitely not feeling particularly glow-y in her current condition.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL!” The reality star wrote on October 5th. “I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it.”
Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has recently joined the mom club but, like so many others, it hasn’t been the easiest journey. Hayden and her fiance, Wladimir Klitschko, welcomed their daughter Kaya Evdokia into the world December 2014.
I suffered a bit of postpartum depression. You’re not alone or crazy, ladies!
On Monday, Hayden once again opened … Keep Reading!!!
An amazing medical breakthrough has happened in Australia this week. A toddler’s head has been re-attached to his neck following a car accident and it’s nothing short of miraculous work by the doctor.
Two weeks ago 16-month-old Jackson Taylor was traveling in the car with his mom, Rylea, and his sister. They were hit head on by another driver. Everyone escaped with relatively minor injuries, except Jackson. Rylea tearfully recalls the aftermath
… Keep Reading!!!
Photo Credit: Marielle Wakim
You’ve got to admit, as great as they are, there are some products at Whole Foods that make you tilt your head, lift an eyebrow, and think, “who buys this?” Flavored water probably isn’t one of those things, normally. Cucumber water is refreshing. Lemon adds a little flavor. Kiwi water is delicious.
Whole Foods stepped it up a notch though, by charging $5.99 for a bottle of water with three stalks of asparagus in it.
It … Keep Reading!!!
A new photo series from the Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS) is stirring up controversy and for good reason. What they claim is an attempt to encourage new moms to eat healthy actually comes off as shaming and guilting and encouraging moms to stop breastfeeding if they aren’t eating perfectly.
On the organization’s website they defend their campaign by speaking of the importance to educate and inform mothers about “procedures necessary for proper nutrition”. The whole campaign could be … Keep Reading!!!