Latest Blog Posts

  • You can’t eat that!

    In my postpartum doula practice and talking to friends with newborns, I frequently hear about how mothers have stopped eating certain foods they enjoy because they heard that the food is behind their baby’s gas or crankiness.  A well meaning mother, friend, or Yahoo! answerer has told them so, and have even sworn that it […]

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  • We don’t have a name for that.

    We call a child whose parents have died and orphan.  A man whose wife has died is known as a widower; a woman who has outlived her husband is know as a widow.  There’s no word for me, nor for my husband. About two and a half years ago, our first son, Baruch, died at […]

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  • To The View: You miss the point

    ABC’s morning talk show, The View, bills itself as a ” a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. ” The hosts are intelligent and well spoken women who are well respected in entertainment and journalism.  So how, in the last few weeks, did […]

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  • Review: BabyKicks Basic and Premium Pocket Diapers

    BabyKicks, a cloth diaper company located here in Maryland, specializes in diapers and accessories made from a blend of natural hemp and organic cotton. In the last few weeks, they have launched two new One Size pocket diapers, the Premium Pocket Diaper and the Basic Pocket Diaper. Both are available in both snap and Velcro […]

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  • How We Became Mothers Birth Story Contest

    Let’s celebrate the day we became mothers by sharing our birth stories!  Every woman’s birth experience is her own triumph.  We can inspire each other and future moms by telling our stories of how we birthed our children.  Empower other women to feel comfortable with their birth choices by sharing how you faced this life […]

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  • The Little Guy’s birth story

    Our little guy was born around 6am with the dawn breaking through the window at the local military hospital. As much by circumstance as by design, he came into the world very gently and experienced only his parents’ loving touch for the first hour or more of his life. It was one of those fleeting […]

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