The Big Wean

Posted February 27, 2007 by Maggie Wells

Whooooooooohooooooooo! It's finally happened. Paloma, the two year old, has completely weaned. Gone are the nights when only mama could put her to bed. Gone are the mornings of lopsided breasts, one rock hard with a gallon of milk and the other a deflated balloon (when babies and toddlers taper off they tend to just need one at a time). Yay!

A Different Kind of Mother

Posted February 19, 2007 by Amy B. Scher

I could have a child who is eight years old now and I wouldn't even know. Many men probably think this kind of thing all the time. Since I am a woman, I recognize it seems ironic. But I once was almost a mother, in a different sort of way.

Preschool Paranoia...

Posted January 17, 2007 by Maggie Wells

Due to unfortunate studies that demonstrate that children who attend preschool have a higher rate of completing college degrees than their non-preschool going counterparts, the race (and it is a race) to keep up and out do the Joneses starts here. Couple that natural instinct to compete and show-off how one kid is doing better than the other, and you've got quite a conundrum to navigate.

Generation X Moms: Staying Home

Posted September 6, 2006 by Maggie Wells

Log on to any online parenting forum and odds are you will eventually hear the same story: Generation X women, who spent their own childhoods as latchkey kids, are now opting, despite advanced degrees and professional careers, to stay at home with their children.

The Fascist Breastfeeder

Posted August 14, 2006 by Maggie Wells

Let me just say up front that I'm not against all formula feeding. Formula feeding is okay in the case of adoption, failure to thrive, a drug addicted mother or a mother's medical condition that somehow prohibits a mother to breastfeed properly. I realize this makes me sound like the Republican who concedes that abortion might be okay in the case of incest or rape. I'm a breast- feeding fascist. There are worse things to be.

Children's Music? There is an Alternative...

Posted July 24, 2006 by Maggie Wells

The single greatest nerve wracking aspect of parenting award goes to the monotony of badly produced "Children's Music." Fortunately there is intelligent life out there -- you just have to look a little harder. The following is a top ten list of great songs for kids that gets heavy rotation in our iTunes library.