When my son was diagnosed with failure to thrive, to me that just meant failure to mother. I was the person responsible for making sure my baby thrived, and I was failing. Even worse than failing: I was a failure. My son was born six weeks early and weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce. […]
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This post is sponsored, but the opinions are 100% our own. Want your child to develop grit? Have a growth mindset? Know how to persevere through failure? Of course you do. Here’s one way to encourage these traits: have your kid write a book. You might think that your child has already done that (written […]
Selecting a school for your child is really hard—especially when she’s five years old and you’re not entirely sure what her needs will be tomorrow, let alone in a few years. Often people look to test scores and lists compiled by “U.S. News & World Report” to choose a good school, but the definition of […]
I reached my hand through the hole on the side of the incubator and gently patted my baby’s tiny belly. I let my fingers rest on his chest and felt the steady boom, boom, boom of his heart. “I’m your mama,” I whispered. This was the first time I was able to talk to my […]
I learned the difference between a maze and a labyrinth when I was seven months pregnant. “A lot of people think labyrinths and mazes are the same, but they’re not,” our doula explained. “A maze is meant to trick you. It’s a puzzle. A labyrinth, on the other hand, takes you on a journey into […]