I believe my passion to connect and help mothers partly comes from a past experience from when I delivered my child and needed help (in this case it was a medical emergency), but the focus was solely on my child who was born early but healthy. No one discussed my condition (which was severe) or even knew how to treat it after delivery. I felt completely isolated, abandoned, and scared that I would die and no medical professional would notice … Keep Reading!!!
When a husband and wife love backpacking the world together what do they do when expanding their family? Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes brought their baby with them. 10 weeks after welcoming their daughter Esmé into the world they embarked on a world tour, despite everyone telling them they were nuts. They packed everything the 3 of them would need into one backpack and headed off to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Karen said the aim of sharing their journey … Keep Reading!!!
Well here’s a cool idea…
Turn your child’s writing or drawing into wearable pieces of art. There are some larger companies that do this, but the quality and material used seems to be a bit lower-end than some of the smaller shops that offer this service on Etsy.
(I want to get this done before my own boys get too big to think this is cool.)
Here are some of my favorites:
LeakyCrucible ($51.81 necklace)
OMGoshShop ($37 cufflinks)… Keep Reading!!!
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!!!
Move over mommies with romanticized and highly stylized Instagram accounts, there is a new woman in town. Skorobogatova Yuliya of Moscow decided to show the world what it is really like as a stay-at-home-mom… and stuff got real… really real…
For those of you who are or have ever been primary caregivers of small children, this will hit close to home.
Even though I appreciate all forms of breastfeeding photos because help normalize our society’s … Keep Reading!!!
Dog may be man’s best friend but duck is baby’s best friend. When little Tyler was just 9-months-old Beaker the duck joined the family and has been Tyler’s best friend and protector since.
Spencer Timme explains what it’s like growing up with his older brother, Mitchel, who has autism. He speaks about the differences and the similarities but, most importantly, Spencer speaks with love and pride for Mitchel.
These two brothers have such a beautiful bond!
‘Tis the season to fake your own death! Or so a German supermarket chain thought when making their holiday commercial. The video features an elderly man saddened that his children no longer make it home for Christmas. Naturally, he figures faking his death will trick them into returning.
The point is to spend time with loved ones before it’s too late but the internet is ablaze with debate over whether this is sad, funny, or just plain dark and … Keep Reading!!!
Halloween movies come in two basic categories. The first, scary horror films (be the campy or genuinely terrifying). The second, movies based around the holiday itself. The former are the ones we reach for when the kids are in bed, unless if we have some really adventurous children. The latter are the ones we look for to have a good family movie night and to get the the spirit of the holiday. This list is for that group. These 5 … Keep Reading!!!
When a young boy in St. George, Ontario was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor his doctor told his parents they should celebrate Christmas early this year. Their neighbours jumped right in to support them.
On Monday night, the sun set and downtown lit up like it were December. Every storefront decorated with Christmas cheer, the trees were lit with colourful bulbs. The sidewalks full of Santas, snowmen and reindeer.All of this was done for seven-year-old Evan Leversage who’s … Keep Reading!!!
After having 6 boys the Lair family of North Carolina welcomed a baby girl to their family. Jackson, 13; Campbell, 10; Sawyer, 7; Houston, 5; Shepherd, 4; and Knox, 2 talk about how life will be different with a sister on their team now. The resulting comments were a mixture of sweet, loving, cute and hilarious.
One thing’s for sure, little Ruby Jane is surrounded by a lot of love.… Keep Reading!!!
By: A.M., IANtB Science Editor
We don’t usually get political here, but since the U.S. is the only Western country without any form of paid parental leave, Jamie and I have both discussed our curiosity about its possible effects on breastfeeding success. In a 1999 article in Demography, Roe et al. demonstrated a positive correlation between parental leave and duration of breastfeeding.
So far, three states have instituted a paid parental leave policy. D.C.’s program would be the … Keep Reading!!!