This last week has tested my strength and stress level. I am loving the work I’m doing. It is meaningful, I am appreciated by team members, my graduate students, my boss, and my big client sent a glowing review of my collaboration with his people this week. I’ve been working so hard on this university […]Read More Finding male allies in parenthood.
Dear Paul Ryan, So, you’ve stumbled on the crisis of revenues vs. spending that everyone studying basic economics and the Congressional budget process is aware of. Thanks for joining the party. I’m glad you’re concerned about this. I’m glad you’re suddenly worried about elder poverty, paying for Social Security, and taking care of infrastructure. I […]Read More Dear Paul Ryan, I will have more kids when…
Ever seen a “super mom” badge for those women who exclusively breastfed for 12 months ? If you’ve had a kid in the past 5 years, you would be living under a rock if you haven’t seen one of these badges on social media. My personal favorite type of these awards comes from the “Boobie […]Read More Golden Boobies, Guilt, and a Dose of Reality in Mom Achievements
We all have our reasons for feeding our babies the way we do. I fully believe that Fed is Best, as I’ve stated before. While, I chose to formula feed due to my need to take medication that was not breastfeeding friendly, I know there are a lot of reasons for choosing to either supplement […]Read More Working Mom Reviews: Baby Brezza Formula Pro
There will always be judgey moms who call you a “bad mom” – oftentimes even in your own social circle. I have been judged harshly by some for “choosing” not to breastfeed for medical reasons. I had friends think it was cruel for me to put my child in her own room to sleep in […]Read More Implied Judgement is Still Mom Judgement
Warning: I’m taking a break today to talk about postpartum issues. If you have trouble with body talk or periods, please don’t read this post! I will be putting out another gender and kids post later, so keep an eye out if that is more your style! My baby turned 3 months this week. When […]Read More Another Body Altogether
I’m a Type A woman with OCD. I have probably always been a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I have really never failed at much. I don’t say this as a gloat. But I’m also usually a fair judge of my own capabilities and not one to take huge risks, either. A part of […]Read More Failure to mom?
I was so hoping to have a son. I will fully admit that. I assumed it would just “be easier” for us. This baby was a tie breaker since my husband already has one daughter and one son. This is our one and only baby to have together because we don’t need four and I’m […]Read More Gender Disappointment? More like Gender Frustration.
This is part one of a series entitled Intervention on Interventions which seeks to address the place of medical science, interventions, and public policy in the lives of women. Using research done on interventions, pilot studies, and public policy interventions, this series will highlight whether or not interventions are to be feared and how public […]Read More Part One: Assessing the Business of Being Born 8 Years Later