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 it's summer time, and we have the time to reflect upon a successful kindergarten year for my son, I have been thinking of you, his teacher, a lot. A few years ago, I took my son to his preschool friend’s birthday party. A few of the other moms in attendance were complaining to… Continue reading Dear Teacher: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teacher
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
Before we were parents, we had this editorial Stepford-wife, blissful image of what it was going to be like. The kids would be clean and organized and I would gently teach them the ways of the world in a calm and reasonable voice. They would dote on me as much as I doted on them..and… Continue reading Friday Funnies: Sh*t Moms Say