Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
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Having a baby often comes with tons of complicated feelings you might not have been prepared for. Having a baby during a global pandemic—well, that’s a category all on its own. You may have given birth alone without your partner. Maybe the doula you spent so much time working with couldn’t come to support you during labor. The village you lined up to help you take care of your … [Read more...] about Managing Your Mental Health As a New Mom During COVID-19
As we approach Thanksgiving, we’re all reminded that this time of year is all about feasting. Families, friends, and communities all join together to EAT. I’m also reminded of all the good I see in my community around food insecurity during this season. My girls’ hockey league is passionate about empowering their players to learn about making a difference. These young … [Read more...] about My New Realization About Food Privilege This Thanksgiving
This post is in with partnership with Mirum. There's nothing more exciting or terrifying as becoming a mother. When that doctor puts your newborn in your arms for the first time, it's the most incredible and indescribable moment. But what happens after you leave the hospital? You get home and realize you now have to figure out how to care for this little bundle of love. So … [Read more...] about Sleeping and Feeding Tips For New Moms
Vaccines, Autism, and the Coronavirus - Part Two My belief is that vaccines (specifically the MMR vaccine) does not cause autism. Take a look at where we are now. What’s happening in the world? A world pandemic because of a coronavirus. The illness caused by this coronavirus is called Covid 19. It is devastating the elderly and folks with underlying … [Read more...] about Vaccines, Autism, and the Coronavirus – Part Two