It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
    September 9, 2011
    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?

    We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It’s hard. (more…)…

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    September 8, 2011
    Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes

    "Put my baby on a schedule? You can’t be serious… like an Army cadet at boot camp?" Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adu…

    Early Voluntary C-Sections are Bad
    September 7, 2011
    Early Voluntary C-Sections are Bad

    In 2008, Intermountain Healthcare of Utah discovered that over a third of elective C-sections performed at their hospitals were done before 39 weeks of gestation. Of these “early-term” babies, tho…

    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?
    September 6, 2011
    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?

    (Photo: Anti-circumcision protestors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) I was at a doctor’s appointment last week when I ran into a group of protestors outside the hospital – n…

    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding
    September 5, 2011
    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding

    Unless they’ve been living in a cave, women these days KNOW that breastfeeding is better for their babies. They just do. So why isn’t every new mom getting on the train to lactation station? (more…