More Best Advice from Mom: Believe in Yourself

A MOTHER'S DAY DOODLE:  In my countdown to Mother's Day, today I'm remembering the best advice from my mom whenever I felt like I was failing: "Believe in yourself."...more

Daily doodle: time for dinner

"The belly rules the mind."  ~Spanish Proverb...more

Should an 8-yr-old get a bikini wax?

What happened to childhood? A new salon trend has girls before they reach puberty getting a "virgin" wax. Sounds outrageous to me. My big question is why? Evidently moms are scheduling virgin waxes for their young girls because they think getting a wax treatment at an early age will prevent future hair growth. That's news to me. I have never heard my pediatrician bring up virgin waxing as an option....more

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A friend just sent me an interesting link to a recent NYTimes ...more

At BlogHer 10? Check out NYC menus on your iPhone

Where do you want to go for lunch or dinner while you are in NYC? Now you can use your iPhone or iPod touch to check out restaurant menus using the free MenuPages app. You can search for restaurants by type or location. One of the best features is skimming a list of nearby restaurants to decide where to dine. Once you decide on a restaurant, just tap the icon to bring up the menu as well as restaurant hours and location....more

A Step for Postpartum Psychosis: Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Becomes Law

Last Thursday, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) held a joint press conference in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the passage of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. It was a beautiful day, full of blue sky and spring breezes, on which to begin moving forward with the development of much-needed improved care for new mothers with postpartum depression. ...more

Great question. It is very possible that doulas might be the kinds of providers that receive ...more