When I was pregnant with my first child, I read every pregnancy and parenting book I could get my hands on. Yes, I did say “get my hands on.” Seventeen years ago, the Internet was still relatively unknown to me, and Nooks and Kindles had not been invented. It was still a time when people bought books in a store and not online, and we actually had to turn the pages of the … [Read more...] about When Unexpected Things Happen, We Need To Adjust
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“I lost my wife six days after the birth of our first child.” – Ryan Hansen, maternal health advocate - By Ryan Hansen The statistics are staggering and frightening. In the U.S., a woman dies every 10 minutes from childbirth birth or pregnancy related complications. Although the global number of maternal deaths has decreased by 44% since 1990, the number of women dying in … [Read more...] about Maternal Mortality – It Happens More Than You Know
This is a guest post by Kathy Chlan - check her out at Unfiltered Mom. In today's society, we are so concerned with raising exceptional, intelligent children. But as I sit here thinking, I realize something. We are consumed with perfection, that we have forgotten that they are children. Holy sh#t! What if our parents were like this?? We would be different people and have … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened To Playing Outside in the Neighborhood?
If you haven’t read Andrew Watts’ article, A Teenager’s View on Social Media Written by an Actual Teen, you should. As a parent, I found it helpful to read a teen’s take on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, and how teens – or at least older teens - use them for different purposes. (The best part of this piece, for me, was the section where he gives a timeline of a … [Read more...] about If You Don’t Post A Picture From A Party, Did The Party Happen?