4 Ways to De-Stress Back to School
September 1st, 2015
I have to giggle, since it seems like just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the stress that happens for some parents when school ends for summer vacation! And now here we are at that other kind of “Eek!” moment — back-to-school. I happen to think it’s just plain un-American to have school […]
Birth & Vaccination: Are We REALLY Independent??
July 3rd, 2015
I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill, truly I don’t. It’s just that I made this pact with myself, on behalf of the wellbeing of mothers and babies: I decided a few years back to run this not-so-celebratory article every year on America’s birthday, as long as our country continues to show up so poorly […]
My Slow-Summer Manifesto
June 16th, 2015
“Manifesto” may be a bit strong. Let’s call it my Summer Declaration of Insouciance — and I invite you to join me! The rest of the year features so many “shoulds,” and we are all such dutiful, high-aiming accomplishers, am I right? With its naturally slower rhythm, summer is a great time to zero in […]
June 12th, 2015
The moment a guy first learns that his partner is pregnant — that he is going to become a father! — is momentous. For some, it sets off a riotous pinball cascade of doubts, fears, pride, excitement. For others, the inner landscape goes utterly silent. You get my point — it’s huge. And yet, aside from a congratulatory slap on the back… […]
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