As mothers, we often teach our young children about “Stranger Danger” and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home. If our children are older, we are confident they will tell us if something is … [Read more...] about Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse
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In 1983, I was a Harvard freshman. I was happy to be at Harvard, naturally. Harvard was pleased too, mostly because the college, which had welcomed female students for only 11 years, had recently taken progressive steps to protect us from being raped on campus. During freshman orientation, the campus police proudly showed female students all the blue light phones that had … [Read more...] about Protecting Our Daughters from Campus Rape
Davines "Thermal Protecting Shield" is perfect to keep hair silky and smooth even after daily washes and blow dries. Even if you flat-iron your hair, the protecting shield reduces damage and fly-aways and keeps your hair totally silky. You can get it at amazon.com for $31 -- sounds expensive but it's completely worth it! … [Read more...] about Davines "Thermal Protecting Shield"
“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients … [Read more...] about Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic