A zen yoga teacher gets real about postpartum depression. The author and son.
(Courtesy of the author) My son was born on my birthday. February 22: George Washington’s birthday. Drew Barrymore’s birthday. And mine. My phone pinged with Facebook notifications as I stood over the hospital trash bin and retched. Eighteen Attempts at Writing About a Miscarriage — The Lighthouse. Eighteen Attempts at Writing About a Miscarriage I was alone with the doctor when I found out.
I had come in for an emergency appointment because that morning I’d happened to notice the tiniest of smears on my toilet paper, a light brown smudge. Sally Mann’s Exposure. In September 1992, I published my third book of photographs, “Immediate Family.”
The book contained 60 photographs from a decade-long series of more than 200 pictures of my children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were about 6, 4 and 1 when I started the project. The photographs show them going about their lives, sometimes without clothing, on our farm tucked into the Virginia hills. What Would My Mom Do? (Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside) I’m about to tell you the truth: parenting has become very precious in our generation.
This very morning, a mom posted how on her son’s birthday, she assembles a comprehensive “time capsule” including items, photos, and products related to that particular year, stores it in a set of antique trunks, and plans to present them all to him on his 18th birthday as a tribute to his entire life. Holy. Crap. Mother Me: Doula Services in Greater Vancouver. Parenting lessons from tribes around the world - a conversation with photographer Jimmy Nelson — Mama Hub. Let’s start at the beginning - how did you get into photography in the first place?
I was a very creative kid. I went to a Jesuit boarding school, but I was not academic - I’m dyslexic. Then, at the age of 16, my hair fell out in one day. I was given the wrong antibiotics. Depleted Mother Syndrome: What it is and what you can do about it. Whenever I mention Depleted Mother Syndrome (DMS) to a new mom, her first reaction is to chuckle.
“Now there’s a syndrome for THAT too?” , she’d say. But not five minutes into me describing this all too common condition, does she begin to nod her head enthusiastically, and by the end of the meeting DMS has gathered another new fan. Depleted Mother Syndrome was first introduced in the book Mother Nurture - written by Dr. My Decision to have One Child. - MamaBake. Daddy Dialectic: Why we are having only one child. There are two hot new trends in my social circle: divorce and second children.
Some couples are separating, others are reproducing, again. We won't be jumping on either bandwagon, I'm afraid. It's no surprise to see that as families grow, marriages are strained. I can cite, off the top of my head, a half dozen peer-reviewed studies that all say more or less the same thing: about two-thirds of couples experience a big increase in hostility and disagreement in the three years after the birth of their first child. According to the current numbers, half of marriages won't survive. Why? Guest Post: Mothers With One Child Are Happiest (and a Giveaway!) Today’s guest post comes from Dr.
Susan Newman and discusses the support for choosing to have just one child in the modern family. Dr. Newman has written a book on the same topic, and she is giving away a copy of it to one lucky ScienceofMom reader. See below the post to enter the giveaway. I’m looking forward to some good discussion on this one! Mothers With One Child Are Happiest Resisting the temptation and pressure to have more children. Home Fire #4 - The One Kid Decision. Anyone who studies sustainability closely will be hesitant to have kids.
Think things are unpredictable, unjust, and even a little scary now? Think, then, what twenty years later will be like, or forty. When our two-year-old, Ben, has kids (should he choose to) there will be 10 billion people on earth, more than two-thirds of whom are very hungry. The oil economy will be defunct, taking with it not only Wall Street but, more urgently, agriculture as we know it today. Globalization and its shiny golden carrot will be replaced by regional localization. Choosing to create a life takes optimism. Raising an Only Child « TheMotherCompany TheMotherCompany.
An interview with Susan Newman, PhD This is part 2 of a series on Raising Only Children “Being an only child is a disease in itself.” — G.
Stanley Hall, Psychologist, 1896 Granville Stanley Hall was a pioneer in the field of childhood development. As the first president of the American Psychological Association, his conclusion about only children had a powerful influence on the perception of children without siblings both in his day, and ours. Approximately how many only children are there in the US? The single child family is the fastest growing family unit in most developed countries. USA: Between 20-25% New York City: 30% Spain: 30% Portugal: 30% France: 30%
It's Like They Know Us. The Luminous Elephant. Pacific Post Partum Support Society - Vancouver, BC Canada.