This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
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My oldest daughters have officially entered into the dating age. I have dreaded this time, but knew that sooner or later it was coming. I have given them all kinds of advice and a long list of my expectations and rules regarding them dating. I have often joked with them that any boy who takes them out is going to have to sign a contract understanding the rules before they … [Read more...] about Rules for Dating Our Sister
While closely spaced children can be fun, most of us would rather not find out we're pregnant at a six-week postpartum appointment. Fertility can return faster than you might expect after you give birth, so being prepared is key. Breastfeeding will impact your risk of pregnancy, particularly if you are breastfeeding exclusively. Be smart about the potential of pregnancy to … [Read more...] about Can You Get Pregnant After Giving Birth?
The following is a guest post by Alane Miller Howell, Ph.D. Imagine you are a man in a deserted area. You see a woman walking naked and drunk down the street. Nobody is around. Nobody will know. Do you rape her or help her? WHY? Chloe, a college freshman, goes to a fraternity party and passes out from drinking. She is raped by three fraternity … [Read more...] about We Are Never “Asking For It”
It's difficult to tell how your baby will react to high altitudes. Some babies handle plane trips and high-altitude destinations with no problems at all. Some have mild ear-pressure related discomfort. About 25 percent will experience will experience altitude sickness, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The key to getting your baby to sleep under these conditions … [Read more...] about How Do I Help a Baby Sleep at High Altitude?