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Sometimes it feels like the deck is stacked against finding feminist-friendly children’s literature. A couple weeks ago—in this fine, modern year of 2013, mind you—I walked into a big chain bookstore. At the customer service desk, I asked about picture books featuring women scientists, women science teachers, and/or girl or women science nerds. The man at the desk shuffled me off with apparent relief to “our children’s literature expert.”
Tot School - Week 7 - Theme: Red Owen & Eli: 19 months old This week was a little tough. The boys started the week off with their 7th respiratory infection of the winter - this is way past ridiculous - so they weren't into that many activities and they were much more whiney than normal. It's hard to find motivation for learning when you're just trying to keep them happy! It was also a little tough because I feel like I'm in a rut with my color work.
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Homemade presents for baby showers are easier than you think! Here are 60 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the perfect gift for any newborn or baby shower gifts. These homemade gift ideas for babies include adorable gift baskets, nursery decor, diaper gifts, quite books, newborn clothing including soft shoes, diaper bags, baby bibs, and even baby blankets. You will certainly impress any new mama with any one of these amazing homemade presents!
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In the agonizing months leading up to this year's election, there was a lot of talk about under what circumstances, exactly, a woman should be able to have an abortion. Surveys of American political opinion consistently paint a picture of a population that is much more comfortable with the idea of abortion if women are having them for "good" reasons — her life is in danger, she was raped, she was a victim of incest. But people get slightly less comfortable with the idea of abortion when it comes to parents choosing to terminate a fetus because tests show it would grow into a child with a disability.
Tracy Moore Kate Middleton can add another kind of one percenter status to her credits, as the newly gestating royal has been hospitalized with a pregnancy-related condition that affects only 1% of mothers — hyperemesis gravidarum, AKA, Extreme Barf City: Pregnant Edition. It's helpful to keep in mind that pregnancy is an unpredictable magical mystery tour of human triumph and limitation. For every marvel at the female body's capacity for reproduction, there is an equally aw-man hassle.
Why the ingrained expectation that women should desire to become parents is unhealthy Hamblin In 2008, Nebraska decriminalized child abandonment. The move was part of a "safe haven" law designed to address increased rates of infanticide in the state.
I had to haul 45 bags of soil and manure down this slope (1 at a time), but it was worth it. I took a video of when the kids jumped out of the car and ran down the slope. I love surprising them. This project took me several days and I am so worn out I can barely type.
When a caesarean is recommended When your obstetrician recommends that you should have your baby by caesarean section you aren't under any obligation to follow their advice, however forcefully she presents her case: You need to consent to the procedure before doctors can procede with it, and in that sense the person who ultimately decides whether you have a caesarean is you. However, the decision-making process is usually a little muddier than this as, unless you are an obstetrician or midwife yourself - or unless you object to caesareans on religious grounds, you'll probably be basing your decision on the advice of your doctor and midwife and their reading of the situation. There are certain situations when a caesarean will be the only safe way to deliver your baby, in which case a caesarean will be presented to you as the only option. In many other cases a caesarean may be the best option for the health of you and your child.
Enjoying newborn Eleanor snuggles You may have heard of the fourth trimester. Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months of life are very much an extension of life in the womb for baby. Baby has spent 40 weeks (or there abouts!) having her every need attended to.
Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM ET Kristen Rutherford A Japanese culture geek in the making! Kristen Rutherford's 3-year-old daughter Vivienne hugs her stuffed Totoro tightly. Ever since my nephew was born almost two years ago, I've had one thought in my mind: When can I introduce him to "Star Wars"?
As mothers we share our bodies with our infants for the months before their birth. If they are to be born safely into this world, neither they nor we can choose to give up the bond of touch between us. And then, a few minutes after birth, when the umbilical cord is cut, they and we are free. Of course, they miss the warmth of our bodies, the beat of our hearts. They crave our touch, and we crave them. We hold them close, and they snuggle in.
Tracy Moore I, like most people who live in the world, have run across a toddler or two in my time. The problem is, I didn't really pay super close attention, though, as I never intended to have an actual toddler, so like zoning out during the first six weeks of geometry and never picking up on how to prove a theorem, I found myself with a toddler, but without a clue about what a Pythagorean whatever thingy is. For instance…
Balancing being a mother and having a successful career can be very difficult. Photograph: Nick Ballon Recent focus on a handful of women who manage to have families and high-powered careers misses the point for the majority of working mothers, who battle to find decent-paying part-time work.