Guest Post: Your Brain in Birth? Labor from the neurological-physiological perspective of the mother

A guest post examining how our knowledge of neuroscience can help us better prepare for birth and understand the effects of various interventions and practices on our experience of birth.

How Having A New Baby Has Made Me So Very Angry

Having my baby boy has led to an exponential growth in love in our family, but it has also made me very angry. Not at him or anyone close to us, but at our society that continues to devalue family and children.

I Welcome You to the Mommy Wars

I shared something personal on Facebook, something that could bring out the Mommy Wars in full force. And guess what happened...

Guest Post: Six things you may not know about the Foster Care Process

I'm sure I'm not alone in considering fostering at some point in my life. However, so few things are known about it that I was pleased to have this guest post written about some things to know before embarking on fostering.

What Does It Take For Breastfeeding Success?

I can admit my privilege when it comes to breastfeeding. But what is this privilege and what do we need to do to ensure all women have it?

Stress-Release Crying

The topic of stress-release crying is a tricky one because people's understanding of it is lacking. The fact remains that even infants who experience this type of crying need to be responded to and supported during this time.

It’s Not “Just Feed Your Baby”: Why Breastfeeding Discourse Matters

World Breastfeeding Week is gone, but it managed to highlight the anger towards breastfeeding advocates by those who don't breastfeed who are calling to end the discussions of breastfeeding. But breastfeeding discussion must continue and here's why...

It’s Not About You

Often people talk about how they are made to feel "guilty" by mothers who share their successful breastfeeding or birthing stories. Here's the other side to that coin.

Guest Post: Happy

Do we have a right to be happy? When we aren't, do we have a right to seek support and love? What about our children?

Guest Post: One Dad on Being There

A father shares the one main lesson he has learned through the birth and first year of life of his son: That being there is what matters.