Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions you make regarding your child's well-being. When entrusting your child's health to a pediatrician, you are bound to have concerns about whether you are picking the right practice or doctor. Here are five questions to ask when choosing a pediatrician. Although not exhaustive, this list points you in the right … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician
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The other day, I dropped a cast iron skillet on my pinky toe. I was aware my daughter was in earshot, so I let out a long string of faux curses that I always say, “Mother of goodness…holy bananas… mother farger, that hurt!” I then limped around my kitchen until I was able to see straight again. My daughter hearing the crash and my yelp called in from the living room, “Mom, … [Read more...] about The Art of Curse Word Substitution
The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a sea of traffic only to arrive at my appointment sweaty and swearing. It was an easy but costly decision: my $6.50 toll quickly turned … [Read more...] about Four Money Traps Every Mom Should Know
Last month, researchers at Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis released a study suggesting that oldest children are smarter than their younger siblings. The conclusions found that first-born children have higher IQs, perform better in school and are all-around more accomplished than their little brothers and sisters. But why? Well, in a paper titled Strategic … [Read more...] about Are Older Children Smarter Than Their Siblings?
The Birth Experience As Empowering Birth is valuable. It gives rise to our entire future. There is power in our ability to give birth to the future of our planet. We need to reclaim that power. As women, we have given up that power and allowed ourselves to be pushed into a corner. That corner is an operating room where birth is a procedure. Birth is a beautiful life enriching … [Read more...] about Why Childbirth in America Needs to Change