The big news today is that St. Patrick was a murderous asshole, but that is still largely up for debate.
As much as I’d love to know the truth about Ireland’s patron saint, I’m actually more concerned about how the U.S. celebrates March 17th by dying everything green- including food that isn’t supposed to be green!
It’s green insanity!
300,000 women each year will be diagnosed with Preeclampsia or HELLP Syndrome.
Knowing the signs and symptoms is the single most important thing you can do to increase you and your baby’s chance of survival.
Unfortunately, you can’t always trust the medical community to make an early diagnosis. Preeclampsia, and especially HELLP, are finicky diseases in the beginning stages and … Keep Reading!!!
It’s the one time of year that women can dress like strippers and men can dress as women and no one bats an eyelid. Frankly, I think there is an awesome element to that.
However, the lack of diversity is where my issues lie. Disney Princess as an adult? Here are your top choices…
I soon realized you can get ANY costume in a sexy version.
Here are the most entertaining:
There … Keep Reading!!!
I keep getting asked this question:
“Do you think using the media is good way to spread an important message?”
I absolutely do! There are some things worth mentioning before jumping into something as crazy as a potential media firestorm, though.
Your entire family needs to be on-board. You are a unit, make important decisions as one. A media firestorm will effect every member of your family, so you’ll all need to be … Keep Reading!!!
Yes, unfortunately adoption is trendy.
I am very worried about the consequences of adoption being something stylish, rather than a creation of a family.
(Fact: Ethiopian adoptions doubled following Angelina Jolie’s adoption of her daughter.)
International and transracial adoptions are quickly sweeping over Hollywood. As family that adopted internationally and transracially, I understand the reasoning behind intercountry adoption and embracing a child of any color. However, it has come to my attention the motivation being some of these adoptions … Keep Reading!!!
Confession: I hate politics. Sort of…
Okay, in itself that isn’t a worthwhile confession, but my political views are.
It came to my attention the other day that I quite possibly am a closet anarchist.
Why I hate politics:
I love people. Period.
My personal goal in life is striving to understand why people believe what they do. In situations when I do this correctly, if there was any judgement to begin with, it will be gone when I reach … Keep Reading!!!
I don’t like dogs.
Heart of stone, you ask? Possibly.
I’m a cat person.
Here are a few of problems I have with the little mongrels:
This was my first week with a cell phone:
I was inspired to write this three-part series after hearing on the news about Hana. Many of you know her story already. She was adopted in 2008 and abused and neglected. Her parents mentioned they did not like their adopted children. Thirteen-year-old Hana was found dead in her own yard. Underweight, neglected, and the cause of death was hypothermia. Her parents are now being charged with her death.… Keep Reading!!!
Read part 1 here.
The 411 about Post Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS) and Attachment in parents:
Doctors often attribute post-partum blues to dramatic hormonal changes that occur after the birth of a baby. However, psychologists often link new mother’s depression to the sudden overwhelming demands of an infant and new financial responsibility, as well her loss of professional identity, social networks, and personal freedom. Sometimes depression is … Keep Reading!!!
I don’ t know why post-adoption depression isn’t emphasized in the multitude of adoption education programs that potential adoptive parents are required to do.
If you are an adoptive parent there is a very good chance you will not attach to your new family member right away.
Most adoptive parents are aware that their child may come home with anything from minor attachment issues to full-blown RAD.
They are (for the most part) prepared for it.
However, not many educational … Keep Reading!!!
Dear People Who Write Me Hate Mail,
Thanks for entertaining me. I will never respond privately, but I appreciate you guys.
So, here is a special post dedicated to you:
I have no idea why you’re writing me telling me you’re happy with your bottle feeding choice. That is great. I’m happy for you. I don’t want people to judge me for breastfeeding and I don’t want people to judge you. We’re on the same … Keep Reading!!!