Show of hands on who is stressed about something right now? Literally, anything. Laundry, money, marriage, kids, work, blah blah blah blah. Close your eyes and feel your body. Feel where it is tense. Is it your shoulders? Your jaw? Your glutes? Is your brow furrowed or your posture slouched? Now stop reading. Feel… Continue reading Kristy, Au Naturale: Massage is not a Luxury
About half of my initial prenatal visits with first time parents, the question comes up, "When is the best/safest/ideal time to announce we are expecting?". People worry about announcing and then having something happen - a miscarriage or abnormal test result - and then having to explain to everyone on top of dealing with that… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Announcing A Pregnancy
Now that you've had a day to help out families at the border, let's talk about what to do to keep your own child from being separated from you. This is not fun to think about, but I'll tell you a few, easy things that can keep your kids safe and decrease your stress level.… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 2
As incredibly proud and crazy parents of three little ones, my husband and I have been surprised at how frequently we are asked about the transition from two to three children by families expecting or considering a third child. What’s it like going from two kids to three? How is the transition? Is it THAT… Continue reading At Home with Christiana: Thinking about that third baby?
This post is both confession and discussion. It's about learning to be a mommy and learning who my child is. It's embarrassing and important. When I was pregnant with baby #1, Hubby Pants and I decided we weren't going to find out the gender of the baby before birth. In my household growing up, gender… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Little Personalities
Many of the things that people have said they appreciate about me as a doctor are the direct result of advice from one of my best mentors. One thing - trusting a parent's intuition - has literally saved the lives of multiple patients of mine, and now hopefully, also that of my nephew. He's in… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Parent’s Intuition
Our scene opens to an Amphitheater. Its Grandparents Day and its my son's first year at this Montessori School. I am excited to show my Father in Law and his wife how AMAZING this school is. It's reputable accreditations, top notch facilities, child led education model, etc. Then the kids come out. They get in… Continue reading Sing Peace: The Power of Positive Intention