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In this day and age, children are bombarded with different technological advancements in an earlier life. The moment they appreciate moving pictures, some parents are quick in introducing smartphones, tablets, TVs, computers, laptops, and other gadgets. While an electronic device isn’t bad for itself, it may encourage children to stay indoors and forget about playing outside the house. However, do...
In last week's post (get your butt over here y'all), I explained the self-serving mechanisms involved in mommy guilt: the ways in which guilt forms an addictive cycle. In this post I'm going to explain the guilt-triggering mechanism in more depth and - most importantly - suggest how to crack the cycle. Seat-belts, people! Let's begin with a radical consideration: If you don’t...
Timeline of Breast Changes in Pregnancy
Whether or not you plan to breastfeed, your breasts will prepare themselves for nourishing your baby. The female breast, also referred to as the mammary gland, takes its name from the Latin word for breast – ‘mamma’. Throughout pregnancy your breasts will undergo subtle, and not so subtle, transformations. This timeline charts your breasts' remarkable journey. Note: This timeline uses the...
Is Breast Best by Joan Wolf - Book Review
Despite what her name may imply, Joan Wolf is not a children’s literary character. Disappointedly, she is an academic of Gender Studies at Texas A&M University. Her past works include ‘Harnessing the Holocaust: The Politics of Memory in France’ and ‘Conscience at War: The Israeli Soldier as Moral Critic’, which makes her perfectly suited to critiquing breastfeeding, no? At least...
postpartum recovery
So you’ve just had a baby? Congrats! I bet you’re raring to get back to your aerobics class and daily jogs (huh? who are you telling to shut up?), but hold the sit-ups. Your body has its own timeline for recovery, and it’s important to take heed. In less than a year, you conceived, developed and delivered a beautiful, living...
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All babies reach milestones on their own developmental timeline. A multitude of factors influence the rate of each baby’s individual growth such as genetics, form of delivery, gestation at delivery, medical issues, effectiveness of the placenta prior to delivery, and so on. However there is a persistent and understandable demand from first-time mothers for information on what is considered ‘the...
When it comes to feeding a baby, there are a lot of things new parents should learn. It’s not easy really – having to decide whether to breastfeed or use a formula milk instead. But regardless of your choice, a high-quality feeding bottle can help make things a lot better. But here comes another challenge – choosing the right...
Who said your fitness goals end with having a baby? Who said you can’t enjoy fun outdoor activities while nursing a kid? With a top-notch jogging stroller, nothing can stop you from attaining your health goals this 2018. Strollers can be every parent’s best friend. But choosing the wrong one can spell a lot of troubles. So, before you...
Is your baby being fussy and irritable? Is she drooling and putting literally everything in his mouth? There’s no doubt – your baby is teething. Surely, seeing your poor baby suffer is heartbreaking. Thankfully, there are cool toys that are specially designed to ease the pain and discomfort your little one feels. The biggest question, however, is this: Which teething...