Tina Santiago-Rodriguez offers helpful resources and a beautiful prayer for breastfeeding moms.
(Warning! If you are not a woman or a mom, you may feel a bit uneasy reading this post. However, if you’re interested to know why breastfeeding can be pro-God, pro-family, pro-life and pro-poor, then read on. This post originally
Toddlers always want to feel in charge of a situation. But as a parent, I need to be in charge of my toddler. This tug of war can last for a long time. When it comes to
It seems that this summer the issue of breastfeeding featured very prominently in the news, whether it’s the Time magazine cover promoting attachment parenting or Mayor Bloomberg’s voluntary program that hospitals only provide formula to new mothers
A few weeks ago an infant bottle manufacturer released a couple of statements via Twitter that created quite a stir from men and women alike. An attempt to be of a humorous nature, it revealed a scenario
I feel very lucky to have had four very positive, and delightfully uneventful, breastfeeding experiences. I tend to try and stay away from medication in general especially when nursing a little one and as a result have
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…(Romans 12:2) I love having divine moments in life that help me to correlate them to a scripture. They are
This week I spent almost 3 days away from my nursing baby. Three days with a machine to extract milk to save for the future, keep
Editor’s note: Even though my eldest is now in college, I have vivid memories of being a young mom, attempting to breastfeed my baby, and falling flat on my face. That’s why I am thrilled to welcome
Have you seen the commercial for the new Huggies diapers? Where they show the different types of squirming babies? I have an acrobutt. She likes to play twister. In bed. While nursing. She starts out nursing.
A few months ago, I was e-commiserating with a friend about the physical challenges of having children. We were neighbors in the hospital as she delivered her seventh on the same day my fifth was born. Obviously,
The outside world seems to put expectations upon us without care of the consequences. These expectations may be based on ones they have of themselves, or ones they think we should be following. Priorities are the true
My 3-year-old’s pre-school teacher pulled me aside one day after school. My daughter and a friend had been putting dolls in their dresses, pretending to be pregnant, then pulling the dolls out from between their legs, and
I was taught in medical school never to leave a newborn delivery without discussing birth control with the new mother. The exhausted, delighted mothers and smiling fathers would always give the physician a puzzled look when asked,
Once upon a time, our bedroom was a little bit famous, although admittedly not quite as well-known as the Three Bears’ chambers. It all started when our son Benedict, now 23, was still an infant, and his