The Doctor Will See You Now

I consider myself very lucky – all in all I have healthy children.  Sure, they have had their cases of Coxsackie, ear infections, croup, viruses, and colds, but whatever they have come down with has been remedied relatively easily.Until last week....more

5 Lessons I've Learned As A New Mom

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Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

When a Mother Loses a Child, Another One is Glad Hers is Still Alive

Two mothers in Barbados lost their sons tragically this past week.  The first son died in a vehicular accident.  He was only 17.  The second son died after being shot to the head.  He was 21.  Different circumstances which both ended the same: a son died and a mother grieved.  ...more

My Child's Gifted?

Surrogacy and Paternity Testing: What Are They, Really?

The word "surrogacy" gets thrown around a lot, but not everyone fully understands what it is. How do you define surrogacy? And if a gay couple wants to father a child, which partner should donate the sperm?Even paternity testing is common knowledge - in fact, it is the stuff many telenovelas are made of. But what are its legal implications?Surrogacy takes place when a woman carries a baby for another person or couple, brining the pregnancy to term. This woman is referred to as the surrogate and it is her who enables couples who cannot have children to become parents....more

No More Epic Fails (You are NOT failing, Mama!)

Recently, I've heard mothers throwing around the term "epic fail" in regard to their parenting efforts.  It is supposed to be a funny/sarcastic way to look at various minor disasters, but it's the self-deprecating aspect of the phrase that I'm feeling some aversion to....more