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I love this time of year. The flowers, the longer days, the smell of soil and mulch as gardens go in. I’m waking up before my alarm and feeling much lighter as the vestiges of S.A.D. slip away. Perhaps...
We meet again. It's been a little over 5 years since I've seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It's my Medela pump. I pumped for...
I am a work-in-progress. One of the ways this is most obvious is with opinions I had to call myself out on. From etiquette to life goals, here’s a brief list of things I used to believe were meaningful,...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Is your child properly and safely strapped into your car? Many parents know the importance of child passenger safety but a majority of child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. According...
Like I mentioned in my last post, despite the benefits, we still get weary about allowing our kids to cook with us. Especially the young ones. The key, is to understand what skills our kids should have at different...
As an occupational therapist, I have a strong desire to encourage independent living skills with my kids. At a very early age, I was encouraging them to dress themselves, brush their own teeth, bathe themselves ... any life skill,...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities Head shape abnormalities are among the most common problems we deal with in the Neurosurgery clinic at Children’s Hospital. Babies’ head shapes can cause concern for...
The holidays are in full swing. Families and friends are gathering to create memories with new and old additions to the family. This is usually a time when the whole gang will get to meet the new babies in...
To a lot of people, I would be considered a crunchy mom, but to many others, who are far more crunchy than myself, I am likely considered mainstream. I don't really care either way, and I don't mean to...
 Does Organic Really Matter? There is a lot of hype and sometimes controversy about the word "organic." And though most people staunchly embrace or refuse the idea of organic living, there seems to be some confusion about what it means. Before you...
Homebirth Vs Baby Friendly Hospital Birth: My Experience I had a baby at home and another at a birthing center in a baby friendly hospital. Here’s what I learned. On call matters to me. The two things that drove me to homebirth for...
5 Reasons to Choose A Midwife (and 1 Reason Not To) Midwives are such excellent and varied care providers! From the time a young woman first bleeds to the time her bleeding stops for good, midwives can provide the information,...
You are pregnant, and have a desire to give birth without intervention. You want to bring your baby into the world in the most natural way possible. You don’t want a medal. You don’t do this to be better...
My New (School) Year Resolutions Now that I have finally admitted that I am in fact, in my mid-thirties and a pretty darned responsible mother, the beginning of the school year is infinitely more significant than the start of an...

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