As a new parent I seemed to constantly hear about the importance of making sure your child was surrounded by stimulation-bright colors, patterns, ect.in order to help their development. And while I totally agree with creating this type of stimulating environment for children, … [Read more...] about Slow Your Roll: Reducing Overstimulation and Helping Kids Learn to Just ‘Be’
“Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. … [Read more...] about Something Beautiful to Ponder…
During my pregnancy one of the most common sights I saw at every one of my obgyn visits, (which seem like 100's, right?) were signs informing me about postpartum depression. On posters, flyers, even videos in the waiting room, "Are you sad all the time, cry constantly, feel … [Read more...] about “Hello? Is There Anybody out There?”: Creating Better Postpartum Assistance Programs
This idea for regulating how much time your child spends in front of the television is borrowed from a very dear friend who has raised two smart, active, and involved kids- so I'm pretty sure it works. It's a simple but very effective concept, here goes. Get yourself a roll of … [Read more...] about Tickets for Television: Regulating Tube Time.
One year and 3 days ago I became a mom. After a pretty normal pregnancy, a two and half day delivery during an earthquake (in Philadelphia...), and a terrifying bout with Post-pardum anxiety, I emerged from the tunnel into this cooky world of parenthood. While I've always … [Read more...] about Why I Started Mom Blogging