Bassinets appear on many baby registries and must-have lists, but you may wonder whether you need one for your new baby and why. What is the purpose of a bassinet? Well, baby bassinets provide a place for young infants, typically those younger than 4 months, to sleep or rest. A thin, firm mattress provides a sleeping space. Choose a bassinet that meets your needs for … [Read more...] about What Is the Purpose of a Bassinet?
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Today, I'm going to be bitching discussing how gender roles come into play when parenting. Or in simpler terms, Why Daddy always gets to be the good guy. I've always known that my husband was higher up on the fun-o-meter than me. His willingness to act as a human submarine in the pool and ability to hold the children on his shoulders for hours were constant reminders. And … [Read more...] about Why Daddy Always Gets to be the Good Guy
The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It's so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren't bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical … [Read more...] about “Hideous Houses” Eric Stromer on How to Keep Your Home Beautiful
After giving birth, I suggest my clients bring their baby to see an osteopath for cranial sacral therapy. I have been seeing Dr. Payam Hakimi for years now and highly recommend him to all of my new mothers. Dr. Hakimi is the medical director at Body of Harmony in Beverly Hills. He practices Integrative Medicine [individualized combination of western medicine and … [Read more...] about Osteopathy & Cranial Sacral Therapy – What Is It?
My dad is old school. Growing up, the division of labor in our household was gendered. Mom sewed, did the dishes and laundry, cooked and cleaned. Dad worked at a paper mill and maintained the structural integrity of the house (though sometimes his shortcuts--often involving duct tape--did more to compromise it). He raised my sister and I with an iron fist, or rather a foot-long … [Read more...] about Let’s Make a Deal