Children

I have spent much of my adult life feeling like I must be a terrible parent because I missed an award ceremony or didn’t make a Halloween costume.

You Are Definitely Too Hard On Yourself

Berating yourself for what you perceive as less than exemplary parenting is not only not making you a better parent, it’s probably limiting you. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.21.17   |   SHARE
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Everyone has described Zoey as a fighter, especially those that have needed to do a procedure on her.

Preemie Baby Humor 

Babies have humor, too. Matthew Gilman recalls his premature baby showing some personality. Read...
Matthew Gilman of The Good Men Project    |   09.20.17   |   SHARE
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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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To The Mommas Whose Births I Have Had The Honor Of Witnessing

My most precious memories are of the births of my own children, and right next to those, the memories of all the mommas and daddies and babies I have Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
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7 Ways For The Average Person To Get Out Of Debt, Save Cash, And Not Cry About Finances

Budgeting is hard and saving money? Even harder. I am the worst at it. But I got out of debt and made a nest-egg, and you can, too. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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Talking To (And Teaching) Our Kids About 9/11

Talking with our kids about tragedy will never be easy, but it will always be important. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.10.17   |   SHARE
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9 Ways Teens Are Better Than Toddlers

When was the last time your three-year-old was like, “Oh you’re not feeling well? You should definitely get some rest. I’ll just take care of myself Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
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Did You "Fail" At Breastfeeding? It Might Have Contributed To Your Postpartum Depression

We need to know that the way we frame infant feeding can impact mothers, for better or worse. And we need to recognize that when we impact a mother’s Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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