Women Are Working Harder During This Pandemic

Every time there is a shift in our culture, it usually means that women have to manage more tasks to keep the household running. And so it follows, women are working harder during this pandemic. “More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology From The Open...

Good Sleep, Better Health

Without sleep we will eat more unhealthy foods, drink too much alcohol, will be persistently irritable and angry.

Home Births

I cringe at the mere mention of the words Home Birth. As much as I don't want to offend the exceptional nurse midwives who provide this approach, and do not want to belittle the exercise of self-determination by mothers who choose this route, I worry about the risk....

What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...
Home Births

Home Births

I cringe at the mere mention of the words Home Birth. As much as I don't want to offend the exceptional nurse midwives who provide this approach, and do not want to belittle the exercise of self-determination by mothers who choose this route, I worry about the risk....

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Pregnant With The Flu:One Story

Pregnant With The Flu:One Story

When we met it never occurred to me that she was going to die. But I can still hear the sound of her ribs crack with each chest compression. Sometimes I get a flash image of her unattended arm sliding off the bed alongside a swath of brown hair. Mary was dead. It was...

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Feeling Good as Hell

Feeling Good as Hell

The key to a successful year is to stop making New Year resolutions. Yes. Counterintuitive. But making, and breaking, New Year Resolutions is so…Bridget Jones. It’s just old. Bring in the new. Start with self-acceptance. When I watched Lizzo in her red Santa suite...

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One Day or Day One. You Choose.

One Day or Day One. You Choose.

September is one of those months when we begin again. We put the grills away; shove the bathing suites back in the drawers; and head to the malls. But as we come in side, let's go inside, of ourselves. Let's find out what makes us tick, and determine for ourselves,...

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