It can be an intimidating time, to be sure. When expecting a new baby in the family — especially when it’s the first — men and women who are about to become dads and moms often spend a great deal of t...
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Articles by Amy Smith
Families, man. We all have them. We all probably have a vision of what a family is “supposed” to look like. It’s hilarious.
Birth is interesting business. There’s a whole book about it – multiple ones, actually. And with this business comes an interesting dynamic.
To be clear, I do not actually think something as awesome, natural, and life-changing as giving birth to another human being could ever really be “messed up.”
To be honest, I think a main reason I eventually became really set on having at least one baby in my life was that I really wanted to get to have the experience of not only carrying a child during pregnancy but also birthing them out into the world.
People who live in the real world know that pregnancy isn’t always planned. Sure, sometimes it’s Pinterest-perfect, and hoped for. Sometimes it’s a long-wished-for dream come true.
To be clear, I don’t think any doctor— at all, ever—really told me much of anything about breastfeeding. I’ve been pregnant twice now and the handout they gave me the first time that I was pregnant (a...
Hospital births are not for everyone — but they are for many modern moms, still. Although it’s more and more common for mothers to turn to birthing centers and even home births as they expand their fa...
“Twice as many children have cell phones now as in 2004. Most teens—85% of those aged 14 to 17—have cell phones. So do 69% of 11-14-year-olds and 31% of kids aged 8-10, according to a 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation,” says WebMD.com.
It would be really great if someone out there was reading through this list while listening to a Walkman. If they were eating FroYo or had just finished doing a Jane Fonda workout, then that would be even better.