When you tell a mother not to sleep train her child and to just ‘toughen it out’ you are effectively promoting the torture of two human beings! Sleep deprivation has been used as a method of torture for centuries. Most recently it was used by the CIA to interrogate possible terrorists about their relations to the 9/11 attacks.
We decided to trust a natural instinct. We decided to trust the beauty and perfection of the connection between a mother and her unborn child. We took birth back. Miko was born, in a cloud of oxytocin, the natural hormone of love, at home, with just me and his dad as witnesses and participants.
Welcome to the introduction of our new series ‘Back to Family’ where we focus not on surviving parenthood but striving within it. Stripping the negative connotation our society has tainted parenthood with, and revealing what it can actually be.
Pool safety begins and ends with vigilance but in between, there are many safeguards you can use to make your home safer.
Todays stay-at-home parent differs greatly from the stereotypical 1950’s stay-at-home mom we saw on TV, binge watching soap oprahs while eating bonbons. For one thing, some of us are men. Many stay-at-home parents of today started their families much latter in life, once they had been in the career tract for many years.
This body, that had once been shameless and fearless, was now covered in scars. From my belly, to my hips, to my thighs, not a place was left unmarked. My once hard and smooth belly, was now soft and loose. The space you had taken was still there but empty.
Can you try to conceive even if you may have been exposed to the zika virus? How long after being exposed should you wait before trying to get pregnant? What if you might have been exposed to Zika but have no symptoms?