Keep Calm and Breastfeed

Three breastfeeding stints in and I’m still amazed over how something so natural does not always come so naturally. Breastfeeding is something that I have had to work hard at to maintain. It’s not always easy, but for me it has always been worth it. I think back on the struggles that I’ve had, and it’s […]

On Normalizing Breastfeeding

While I’m on the subject of breastfeeding, I’m flummoxed over why this can be a polarizing issue. Is controversy over breastfeeding really a thing? I don’t get it. When it comes to breastfeeding vs formula and breastfeeding in public, what exactly is there to argue over? Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding Perhaps one issue is that some […]

Labor Pains

So I’m filling out my pre-registration form to deliver at the hospital and one of the questions listed asks something to the effect of “Do you plan to use medication as part of your pain management?” Um, yes please.  I’ll take everything you have, and please have it ready when I get there. Did they […]

The Family Dinner Round Table

I did not grow up in a family that sat at the table and ate dinner together daily. I don’t know that there was any particular reason; it just wasn’t something that we did. And yet we are still very close with only the same reasonable level of dysfunction as any other family. So I’ll be […]

Things We’ve Tried This Week

The Cookie Edition In my quest for a healthy cookie I’ve sadly come to the stark realization that there really is no such thing as a healthy cookie. At least not in the sense that there’s a cookie out there that can claim to be good for you. But the good news is that there […]

WOW Summit 2014 Day 2

After a breakfast that included cookies (it is also my vacation after all, but Mrs. Thinsters is still clean eating), the Day 2 session of the WOW Summit began with a cooking demonstration by Aviva Goldfarb of The Six O’Clock Scramble. She shared several healthy, wholesome meals that each took only about 5-10 minutes to prepare, […]

WOW Summit 2014 Day 1

“Motherhood is about progress, not perfection”. And so began the official first day of the WOW Summit 2014. The above statement by analyst Robyn O’Brien and her keynote address from which it came, sums up exactly why I was drawn to this conference in the first place. She spoke with us at length about how […]