The road to motherhood can be one of the most magical and stress-inducing times all at once. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or have already started trying but haven’t been successful, there may be some hidden reasons why. As a family physician, I see thousands of women each year and many of my patients come to see me seeking fertility advice. Here are some of the …[Read More...]
Congratulations – you’re pregnant! So, are you having a boy or a girl? Everywhere you go, you’ll certainly be asked this question. Whether you decide to find out your baby’s gender as early as possible (hey, you may want to get a head start on choosing the right color paint for the nursery), or you decide to let your baby’s gender be a delivery day surprise, there are some …[Read More...]
Summer is drawing to a close, and we are getting our kids ready for back to school. So we asked our mom friends if they had any questions or concerns about their children’s safety. Here are a few of the top concerns:
Question #1: Walking to School
My child will be walking to school this year. He is in 5th grade and I want to give him safety skills without scaring …[Read More...]
Teenagers are addicted to texting. They are expected to respond to text messages instantaneously and have no problem putting a stop to whatever it is they are doing in order to reply. This becomes a huge problem when what they are doing is operating a motorized vehicle. Many parents worry about distracted driving, and rightfully so. This is an issue that all drivers face, …[Read More...]
Everyone knows that pregnancy requires a huge style change to accommodate that ever-growing bump, but what about after pregnancy? It’s not so easy to slip back into your pre-motherhood wardrobe, especially if you are nursing. Constant boob access is key and you’ll be required to deal with a dynamic sized and sometimes leaking chest (not to mention your little one who can …[Read More...]
Dear Trans Child,
I chose you.
I received a call asking if I would be willing to foster you. They said you were an animal lover. They told me that you were quiet and quirky. They said you were a good kid who had gotten some tough breaks. They told me you were transgender. Without hesitation, I chose you. I appreciate people who love animals, and I too am quirky. My …[Read More...]
I'll be honest with you. In my house, the beds are rarely made unless someone is coming to visit. Sometimes I yell. My closet is a disaster and I feel guilty that I work too much. My kids watch more TV than they should. And I simply cannot afford to go all organic right now.
There is a sticky shelf in my refrigerator that I keep hoping will evaporate on its own, and …[Read More...]
I've noticed a particular deficit in documenting the varieties of sex that are most popular in the large, fatigued population of parents with small kids, which is where this post comes in. This is not an exhausted (I mean exhaustive! Gee, where did that word come from?) list, but it reflects the majority of the categories of sexual experiences that I hear about …[Read More...]
When people hear that I have six kids, the reaction is usually entertaining. Sure, there are some days when I wonder what I’ve gotten myself into, worry about the world they’ll inherit, and/or consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine.
But most of the time I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids. Here are a few reasons why:
1. It’s …[Read More...]
Would you let your 17 or 18, or 19-year old daughter, and her boyfriend, share a bed if he slept over your house? Let's back up - would you ever even let your daughter’s boyfriend sleep over your house?
About a year ago, my boyfriend’s daughter asked us if her boyfriend, whom we like, could spend the night. We were all going skiing the following morning and it would …[Read More...]