Category Archives: Infants and Babies

In Praise of C-Sections

Cesarean sections get a lot of attitude. They get a lot of snark. They’re looked down upon. Many women feel like they’ve failed their babies and themselves should they give in to the the doctor’s suggestion of a section. Many more … Continue reading

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How One Mom Reacted to the News of Having Twins

“You’re having twins.” Just like that, she said it–no cushion, no soothing small talk, no sympathetic pat to the knee. As if she were telling me about the weather or making idle chat about the morning commute. As if she … Continue reading

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Using Babies for Adult Messages: Don’t Do It

Something crossed my tumblr yesterday that really bothered me. It took me a while to place what my problem was, since I agreed with the overall message, assumedly being that women shouldn’t concentrate so hard on being thin. Whoever posted … Continue reading

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Babies Aren’t Machines; Throw the Schedule Out the Window

One of my biggest problems with blogging is that many bloggers work for organizations that pass themselves off as news. They call their pieces articles. These are not articles. They’re commentary at best (and this includes my own work. Unless … Continue reading

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Surviving Twins – The Early Months

A friend of mine is having twins girls, due in August. She asked me for advice, and I had to reach far back into my foggy, sleepless memory banks to give her anything useful.  I don’t often talk about having … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Naming your child can be a nerve-wracking experience.  You love the name Aidan or Madison, but it seems like everyone is naming their child that these days. Are you just a sheep-like follower, in line with the herd?  You really … Continue reading

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I Don’t Understand the Pro-Life Movement

Rather, I don’t understand certain factions of the pro-life movement.  I mean, what is it they stand for, anyway? For most of my life, I thought that pro-lifers believed life began at conception, and therefore it would be murder to abort … Continue reading

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Finding Evan’s Heart

Have you ever seen a miracle? Now you have.  Meet Evan Davis.  He and his brother Finn were born 16 weeks early, on August 1st, 2009.  Evan essentially has only half a working heart.  He was born with Hypoplastic Left … Continue reading

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Feeding Babies for the Win

I had the honor of guest blogging for Fearless Formula Feeder today about my decision to formula feed.  It was a tough decision, never once made easier by societal pressures, but I’m glad I did it, and I hope my … Continue reading

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It’s Teething. Trust Me.

My husband laughs at me.  My babies are teething.  That’s no laughing matter, of course, as anyone who has dealt with a teething baby can tell you.  He laughs at me because, in my opinion, my babies are always teething.  … Continue reading

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