Review: Self Care for New Mums by Kirstie Stockx

My review of Kirstie Stockx's new book 'Self-Care for New Mums'.

Would You Work For No Pay?

When I was first given this video to watch, the preamble was: "Watch to the end to see why millions have taken on the thankless job"

The Importance of Partner Support

Our society has changed and we are now expected to parent alone. And yet that is not how we evolved to parent and the lack of support that families, and in particular, moms have is hurting everyone. It's not just financial, but practically and emotionally as well.

Parenting, Work, and the Spoiled Baby

Recently I was lead to a piece written by Katha Pollitt who claims that Attachment Parenting is bad not only for women, but for children too. Her evidence? Well, none.

Re:Birth Volume 2

In this second issue of Re:Birth, there are articles on the Ultrasound (which was quite new at the time), mothering the mother, VBACs (yes, they were talking about them 20 years ago) and C-sections, support during labour, and breastfeeding policies.

Co-Sleeping: Making Travel Easier

Before I had my own daughter, I remember hearing friends with kids complain about how their babies reacted to traveling – they were extra fussy, especially at night-time. This isn’t surprising at all, as many babies don’t like the night at the best of times, but throw in a foreign environment and a new bed (rarely can people bring their own cribs) and it must be absolutely terrifying. I figured, at the time, that it was just a part of having a baby and needing to travel and really couldn’t be avoided. I mean, just put yourself in the place of a baby. Imagine that you’ve moved to...

Taking the Newborn out of Newborn Toys

It used to be that baby toys were things like rattles and blocks that they could actually use to have fun with. Of course, this meant that babies really didn’t have toys at first because the motion of grasping a rattle or holding a block was well beyond them for the first few months of life.

Introduction

Parenting.  You hear people say that it’s the most important thing you can do with your life, that nothing else compares with the highs and the lows associated with it.  It is arguably the most