The “Man-Cold”

Instead of resenting our partners and how they recover from a “man-cold” maybe we should be taking notes.

Happy World Doula Week!

I can’t let this week go by without a shout-out to all of the wonderful women I know personally, and professionally, who’ve taken up the call to become a doula. A doula is a woman trained to assist other women in childbirth and/or to support a new family following the birth of their baby. And […]

Sex Life? What Sex Life? Part II

As mentioned in an earlier post, Sex Life? What Sex LIfe? Part I, there are many factors that can conspire to make postpartum sex a little bit tricky to initiate. But the good news is there’s only one thing necessary to have a lasting and healthy sexual relationship: direct, open and honest communication. When you […]

Have a Little Patience

As a Senior in High School, I had this amazing AP English teacher, Ms. Lausch, who encouraged us to keep a notebook at all times. We could doodle in it, write stories, song lyrics or poems, it didn’t matter as long as we did something. She would collect the notebooks every Friday and “grade” them. […]

Help! I Need Somebody! Help! Not Just Anybody!

I’m in a group of Mommas who realized something many years ago – we all had ADs: “Alpha Daughters!” They were just Kindergarteners at the time, but most of them had older siblings and had been coming to the playground for years. They thought they ruled the school! We all realized their wonderful potential, but […]

Babe, I’m Leaving!

How to keep your couple relationship going strong? Leave every once in awhile (but make sure to come back!)

No Visitors Allowed

Photo by Linda Eller-Shein from Pexels We have this weird practice in our culture that no matter the circumstances of our birth, we should be leaving the doors to our room wide open so that everyone in the extended family can come and visit. The FBC units at hospitals are usually the only ones that don’t have strict […]

It’s Called Labor for a Reason

Giving birth is hard work – it’s called labor for a reason! Having realistic expectations helps when it comes to coping with the intensity of labor.

Did You Know?

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

31 Days Writing Challenge

Starting October 1st, I am joining forces with many, many other “31 Day-ers” and committing to writing a blog post for each day in the month of October. If you are intrigued, head on over here http://write31days.com/ and check it out! There’s still time to join in on the fun! I’m hoping that this challenge […]