BirthKeeper Summit: CliffsNotes for You
April 24th, 2015
I’m still savoring the wonderful moments & memories from the recent BirthKeeper Summit. From points around the globe, renowned midwives, physicians, doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, human development educators, myriad cultural and human rights leaders, environmental activists, medical ethicists and a neonatologist came together in Northern California with a single unified intention. We were there to discuss and promote […]
The Childbirth – Autism – Erection Connection
April 2nd, 2015
Today has been World Autism Awareness Day, and Kim Stagliano despises it. The mother of three autistic daughters, she finds the “feel-good frippery” and air of festivity around the globe — with the rallies, events, balloons, and everything in blue (even the Eiffel Tower) — suggests a party rather than a crisis. Good intentions aren’t […]
Feeling Stalled… Blah… Lifeless?
March 17th, 2015
Depending on where you live, here comes that season when we’re reminded to trust that even the most dead-looking thing may have vibrant life brewing inside. This speaks strongly to me in 2015: occasionally in the past year, I have felt worried or discouraged about how “unproductive” I was. The pace I had set in […]
“Educational” Toys…May NOT Be!
February 27th, 2015
Call me an old fart, but I’m not a fan of new-fangled, ring-ding-dang educational toys. My recommendation to parents always is, don’t easily trust the (sometimes wacko) things that our culture takes for granted are great for kids. Err on the side of “First, do no harm.” Trust your inner knowing and common sense, not […]
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