Madeline is a binge eater. My teething 10-month-old is nursing half the night. Her preferred position is on her side with me sort of curled around her so that she can sleep/nurse with her hands grabbing my boob and her feet bicycling a mini Tour de France on my belly.
The common core message here is to love, respect and listen to your child. At any age, we are all learning and have the power to learn from and teach one another.
If you watch the talk shows and commercials the week before the Super Bowl, you'll see they promote food for Super Bowl Sunday. So I wonder, is the ...
How can DC's new and returning leaders move forward? The questions to answer are: what does a child-friendly city look like? And, what specifically can the government do to make more progress for all children?
Highly sensitive people are more vulnerable to getting hurt, overstimulated, overwhelmed, and tired. And that also means motherhood can be even more of a challenge.
"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"
While I've been frittering away my time keeping track of international terrorism and the antics of several unnamed heads-of-state, I have failed to notice a growing trend that poses a threat to all women worldwide: the exploding number of post-50 women who are choosing to give birth.
Parents need to emphasize to their caregivers the importance of putting away their phones while at work as someone would do in any other job. Of course it is difficult to completely disconnect, however, during work hours most professionals check in at certain points throughout the day and for caregivers this would be when the children are napping or engaged in another activity.
I didn't realize the full impact I had made until I received a letter from him several years later. It was a short letter. Only a few lines, but very well may have been one of the most impacting letters I've ever received in my 31 years of life.
Before I had children, I was the perfect parent. I knew how to do everything, solve every problem, and handle every childhood dilemma. Then I had kids and I realized I knew nothing -- absolutely nothing.
After working hard for a while, being smart with our money, and investing time into building a strong family, we can now embark on a seven-country, seven-month trip to a new continent. It's time for us to do something we love with the people we love.
My brother and new stepbrothers were also trying to find their way in this new dynamic, while my mother and step father circled each uncertainly, and the housekeeper kept us all in a tight divided line of us against them.
We all, naturally and overwhelmingly, develop prejudice, fears and reluctances of the unknown. And so, this same reluctance might make it so we miss people along the way. People who could have integrated into our lives in a very meaningful way.
Being intentional in how you raise your child is all about knowing what matters to you and making sure that you and your partner are on the same page moving forward.
Given societal views about single mothers, I wondered if I could successfully make the case for using two-generation strategies to improve economic and educational outcomes for women like me and our children within my community. This question was answered during my participation in the 2014 Aspen ThinkXChange.
The "A" position: When a toddler climbs into bed with their parents and wedges them apart at their hips.