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?
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
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
To continue a "few of my favorite things" on these Momday Faves list.... Kristy's turn: Mommy Hooks Does this look like you running errands or enjoying a day out with kids in tow...one in a baby wearing device, one holding hands, and one in a stroller? Trying to run errands, go to the farmers market,… Continue reading Momday Faves: Part Deux
In honor of the closing of World Doula Week, I asked my 7 year old son, “Honey, what do you think I do as a doula?” His reply was perfect, and what most folks (if they know doulas are a thing) think a doula does. He said “You help get babies to come out!” In… Continue reading Kristy, Au Naturale: Demystifying Doulas
Since we’re getting all personal here, I want to start by revealing a huge pet peeve of mine. Let me set the stage with a few examples: While studying for a finance exam recently, the instructor in my course said, “Women have unique challenges when it comes to saving for retirement. However, one positive thing… Continue reading Margo’s Money Management: Why I Won’t Tell You ‘How Women Behave With Money’