Natural Childbirth ~ Really?

Yes, whenever possible!  What is the definition of natural childbirth?  Natural childbirth is pregnancy, labor and birth the way nature intended ~ free of drugs, interventions and augmentations.   Natural childbirth is completely achievable in hospitals, birth centers and of course at home.  Proper preparation (education, exercise, nutrition…) and various types of support are the […]

Halloween Candy Woes Cured with Operation Shoe Box

It seems of as if our children collect enough candy on Halloween to last for a year.  Donating extra candy is an option, but I always feel like I am endangering some other child’s teeth.  Making up care packages for our soldiers feels better to me since they have very little access to treats from […]

Newborn Dad’s Rights

Did you know paternity must be established before Dad has any rights to his newborn baby? In most states, paternity is only established when Dad’s name is added to the Birth Certificate.  A birth certificate will be issued approximately 30 days after birth in most states. Which means at the hospital Mom must give the […]

Sex & Babies LIVE!

Having babies never changes, but how we think about having babies has changed considerably in the past few generations.  New technologies have given me new ways to deliver the best education about one of the life’s most important moments. I am thrilled to announce the birth of  Newborn Family TV, a web-based show about all […]

Having A Baby?

Take A Childbirth Class! 30 Reasons to Take A Childbirth Class To prepare for one of life’s most miraculous moments To learn about the many choices you have during pregnancy, labor and birth To stay healthy and low risk during pregnancy and birth To become a more informed pregnancy & birth consumer To avoid unnecessary […]

Cracked Nipples?

      Breastfeeding? Cracked Nipples? It happens. Typically cracked nipples are a result of a poor latch. Correcting your latch will help significantly. Healing the cracked nipples requires BREAST MILK and AIR (of course a little sunshine would be nice too)!  Yes, just express some breast milk and coat your nipples with it. Leave your […]

Mouthing Off Middle Schooler

As some of you many know, I blog for the Clayton/Richmond Heights Patch.  Here is an interesting question posed by a middle school parent:  Suppose your son just got suspended from middle school for three days. He was impudent and talked back to his teacher in front of everyone.

 So onto this week’s question: What […]