Category Archives: Positive Guidance Parenting

Letter to Heathrow Airport

Dear Heathrow Airport, I’m writing in regards to the recent incident involving the disposal of Alyssa Milano’s breast milk. As she stated, it’s not okay. I want to elaborate on why. Then I’ve got some questions as well as a … Continue reading

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A Little Common Ground

  Unexpectedly, I was in a room with Dr. Andrew Wakefield today. What does this name bring up for you? Dr. Andrew Wakefield. A quick Wikipedia search defines him to be “a British former surgeon and medical researcher, known for … Continue reading

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The Mixology of Mommyhood and Roller Derby

By Breeder (a.k.a. Rachel Saunders, Ph.D.) *Photo credits to Lisa Edmondson, Jennifer Ramos and Bill Smotrilla “Being a Mom and playing Roller Derby just don’t mix.” This is what a colleague of mine told me when I asked why his … Continue reading

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In Joy Every Moment

You know that sweet old lady? The one leaning on her cart and smiling behind you in the grocery line. The one who – despite seeing you struggle as you make pointless attempts to wrangle your unwieldy, crying children – … Continue reading

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The Nine Best Infant Toys

A few years back, Jonathan Liu of wired.com reviewed all the toy products to narrow down the five best toys that no child should be without: a stick, box, string, cardboard tube, and dirt.  This is a fantastic list! In … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Community, A Tale of Three Women

At 30 weeks, she was undeniably pregnant.  People didn’t have to hide their thoughts; strangers confidently asked questions, not doubting the nature of her bump.  Most common was, “Is it a boy or a girl?”  She didn’t mind this question … Continue reading

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What Is 1 + 1? What’s It Like To Have A Second Child?

When we found out we were pregnant with our first child, we jumped wide-eyed, face first into classic Fairytale Land.  We were going to be the Perfect Parents of the Perfect Baby with the Perfect Life.  Despite every other family … Continue reading

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Innocuous Blog Post

Double rainbows.  In the mountains.  Silence, and the smell of rain.  A promise of sunshine, muted by the clouds.  Beauty. Unconditional love.  Gravity defying safety and timelessness in another’s arms.  Spontaneous smiles born without reason.  Because there is you. New … Continue reading

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So I Haven’t Had An Abortion (According To The State)

Good news!  My cases of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy are excluded from the legislation recently adopted by Texas in section 171.061 of the Bill.  For a miscarriage, women will still be able to take an abortion-inducing pill in their home … Continue reading

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So I’ve Had a Few Abortions

The first time I miscarried, I bled for 87 days straight.  That’s the equivalent of about 15 back-to-back periods.  A year’s worth of periods all at once, complete with cramping but add to it bi-weekly blood draws to check hormone … Continue reading

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