Surprise!

I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her parents were not in the […]

Submarine Parenting

I read this article from the Chicago Tribune, which describes different “parenting styles” used today by parents in the US. Some of these parenting styles are probably familiar to you: tiger, helicopter, and free-range. Older terms for parenting styles included: authoritarian, authoritative and permissive. But there was a parenting style missing in this article and […]

United We Stand

Having a baby means opportunity for the whole family to come closer together – as long as everyone approaches the way we parent now and the way our parents did a generation ago with curiosity instead of judgement.

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Freedom!

Students file into the classroom. You can tell they’re feeling nervous by how they speak in hushed tones and the way they look sideways at each other. The room I teach in is behind locked doors, so even though they’ve all been standing together in the lobby for 5-10 minutes, everyone keeps to themselves. By […]

Thumper!

(Warning: today’s post is a bit of a rant…) Sometimes in life, it can be helpful to turn to the classic Disney film, Bambi, to learn from the mistakes of one of its main characters: Thumper. Let me explain… I was talking to a bunch of pregnant folks at an Infant CPR class and we […]

Did You Know?

Expecting parents are often surprised at all they DON’T know! That’s why Childbirth Education is so important!