Live, From New York, It's a Cookie Monster Saturday Night

Cookie Monster has big late night dreams -- he wants Saturday Night Live fame.This beloved, snack-obsessed Sesame Street character says he knows that you may think of him as a mere "cookie eating fanatic, bordering on glutton," but there is more to him than that. He wants to show the world. He wants to take it to the next level.Oh, and he prefers the term "Cookie Enthusiast," thank you very much....more

Cookie Monster gets my vote! I only watch SNL when there's great bands or guest hosts. The ... more

The Space Between Child-Free and Parenting

I am not sure that anyone expected me to still be child-less in my twenties, but I approached that decade as I had my earlier years, masking heartache and loneliness with focus and determination, seeing a potential pregnancy as an unnecessary complication, and pouring my maternal longings on other people’s children. I always imagined I would have plenty of time to have a family. ...more

As we grow up, we are pressured by society to follow the traditional timeline: you meet your ... more

Our Ultrasound Dilemma

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was completely obsessed with the baby growing in my belly. Partly, I was obsessed because the baby growing in my belly made me throw up every day, sometimes more than once, and I needed a reason to be in so much misery. But I was obsessed, none the less. I found out about an elective 3D/4D ultrasound studio near my house, and I had to get one. ...more

I see where you're coming from and have two perspectives....

I'm a second child and sadly I ... more

Booby Traps Set Breastfeeding Moms Up for Failure

Many mothers start out with the best of intentions when it comes to breastfeeding. Health experts agree that "breast is best" and the benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother are numerous. Yet while a lot of people give lip service to the importance of breastfeeding, there isn’t a lot of support for women once they make the decision to breastfeed. In fact, our society offers very little support to breastfeeding moms and often sabotages breastfeeding altogether. ...more

Thanks for your suggestions! My OB and local hospital have some great resources, but I'll be ... more

Booby Traps Set Breastfeeding Moms Up for Failure

Many mothers start out with the best of intentions when it comes to breastfeeding. Health experts agree that "breast is best" and the benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother are numerous. Yet while a lot of people give lip service to the importance of breastfeeding, there isn’t a lot of support for women once they make the decision to breastfeed. In fact, our society offers very little support to breastfeeding moms and often sabotages breastfeeding altogether. ...more

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and fully plan to breastfeed my baby. I'm nervous though because I know ... more