Birth

Top 5 Tips for Homebirth Dads

Looking back

  I birth our son Maddox, our firstborn, in our hometown’s hospital. I’ve always thought back to how perfect it was: bringing my son into the world, hospital staff just standing back, letting me ‘do my thing’. It was an un-medicated 7 hour birth. I’ve always looked back so fondly on the experience.  That is,  until I had my daughter at home, surrounded by ... Read More »

How Safe is Homebirth?

In the mirror

  How Safe is Homebirth? by Yolande Clark                 “Birth is as safe as life gets”–Harriet Hartigan Becoming a parent is one of the most significant life events, and from the moment of conception, every mother is preoccupied with providing the very best for her child. Birth itself is no exception. The birth ... Read More »

It’s time for me to come out and tell you the truth.

Looking back

So, I mentioned there would be an announcement?  Well, here it is! I AM WRITING A BOOK. That’s right.  I am now well into it and very excited to bring it to fruition. This book is a MUCH-NEEDED guide that will help parents-to-be understand what to really expect. Have you ever felt the urge, deep within your gut, to do something? ... Read More »

The Joys Of Co-sleeping. By an AP Single Mom

Ah, co-sleeping: the art of catching Z’s while simultaneously engaged in a one-sided boxing match with the cutest lightweight you know. Co-sleeping has many actual, scientifically proven benefits, such as: – a lower risk of SIDS – better heart rate – breathing patterns for infants –  aids in milk production for newly lactating moms, –  and maternal/paternal bonding out the wazoo. ... Read More »

6 Part Series on Circumcision In Psychology Today

When we receive messages on circumcision, we usually stop everything else, read them and try to answer to the best of our knowledge. Here are some typical questions we may receive: “Help!   We are expecting our baby boy in a few weeks, and we have not yet decided if we’ll be circumcision him or not.  In my heart I ... Read More »

Time To REALLY heal and get Fit

This is interesting: - Number of medical schools in the U.S.: 125 - Of those, only 30 requiring a course in nutrition: - The average U.S. physician receives only 2.5 hours of nutritional training during four years in medical school. I believe there are about 17 in Canada, only a few require a course in nutrition and still 2.5 hours ... Read More »

My husband ate poop.

mmm, is that butterscotch?   I’m sure every dad or mom knows the sweet smell and look of baby poo.  Am I right? We’ve all had it on us at some point during the first and 12th month of our child’s life. The other day, Josh, my husband and loving father to Maddox actually ate some.  Not on purpose, just ... Read More »

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