Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
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As a Mom if you put an emphasis on health it will motivate your children to eat better and be more active. Your involvement is crucial, and even better, get the entire family on board, engaged and focused on health. It changes the focus from losing weight to choosing the right foods and being active to stay healthy. When everyone in the family gets involved, it demonstrates … [Read more...] about Taking a Family Approach to Health and Weight Loss
Dear husband, I love your black skin. I love your drive, your heart and your passion. But oh how I love the color of your skin. My love is not color blind. I love your color. I respect you. I stand beside you. I hold your black hand in mine and I’m committed to you. Long before I fell in love with you my blood boiled at any racist comments. “You can’t say that in front of … [Read more...] about Amidst Racism, A Beautiful Letter To A Husband From His Wife
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the whole world at home. As a result, platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram have been used extensively, while users have been showcasing their families or new looks. As a mom, you have probably created a new routine and forgot for the moment of dreamy mother-daughter trips and focused on domestic activities while trying to maintain a … [Read more...] about Mothers, Beware: New Social Media Scam Targets Instant Gratification
Here I am, on day 3,674 of stay at home orders. It’s my official first day as the associate editor for Modern Mom, and I’m typing from my bed with the TV on in the background and a 5-year-old by my side. My how times have changed. Or have they? The pandemic is an unprecedented global event, but our ability to adapt and thrive as mothers is not. This Mother’s Day, we don’t … [Read more...] about There is power in writing; it can inspire action.