A Few Changes to CT Working Moms

Feb 27, 2015 by

Hello there lovely readers! Just wanted to give you a heads up about 2 upcoming changes to the site. First, starting next week we’ll be moving to 3 posts a day instead of 5. The site is now 3.5 years old and all of our writers (several of whom have been with us since the beginning) have been writing once a week. Now these wonderful mamas will be writing every other week which lets us focus more on quality vs. quantity. So even though we’ll have less posts each day, you’ll get the absolute best pieces from us! And we’ve even got a few new writers joining our team so you’ll get to know even more of us!

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“Baby-friendly” Hospitals – Another Update {We Need Your Help!}

Feb 23, 2015 by

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Well, mamas, it’s been about a year and a half since I first brought up the topic of baby-friendly hospitals here on the site. That first post BLEW up because many of you felt the way that I do – that these “baby-friendly” hospitals aren’t mom or family friendly. I did an update one year ago this month after making a little progress in figuring out why hospitals are moving in this direction. Fast forward to today and I’ve got more news for you.

Let’s step back for a minute in case you didn’t catch my other two pieces. It came to our attention that many Connecticut hospitals have gone for the “baby-friendly” designation from Baby Friendly USA. This group is at it’s core a pro-breastfeeding organization. After doing some research we discovered that in order to get this designation, hospitals must follow strict guidelines set up by the Baby Friendly folks. These guidelines include many things but what struck me the most was the forced rooming-in policy. That’s right, adios hospital nurseries and hello mandatory 24/7 rooming in.

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Need/Want a Valentine? We’ve Got You Covered, Mamas

Feb 9, 2015 by

A lot of pressure comes along with Valentine’s Day each year, am I right? Now, as someone who loves love, I truly look forward to V-Day  but not necessarily because of the romantic aspect of it, really just because I view it as a celebration of all of the love in my life. I’m currently going through a divorce (a very amicable one, thankfully) so I feel a particular need to be there for my fellow single mamas.

I know a lot of people don’t like V-Day because they view it as a made up Hallmark holiday aimed at making lots of $$. And yes, I’m right there with you. I agree that with this holiday (like many others) we’ve gotten a bit too focused on buying gifts and are less focused on the message of the day. And yes, we typically do view V-Day as something only for those with a spouse or partner but I’m here to say it doesn’t have to be that way!

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Looking for the Good When Things Feel Hard

Feb 5, 2015 by

Truth be told, I’ve had some dark days lately. I’ve got something going on in my personal life that’s challenging me in many ways. I do plan to write my way through what I’m experiencing but today I just want to focus on some of the GOOD things in my life.

1. My daughter gives great compliments. I actually found a video of her from when she was like 2 years old where I walked into her room to get her from her crib and she said “I like your skirt mommy!” She still does that and knows just how to cheer me up. She loves coming over and telling me how beautiful my blue eyes are and how pretty my long hair is. Almost every day she comments on something I’m wearing and just this morning told me how much love my necklace. Oh this kid, she’s just the best.

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Fun Valentine’s Day Activity (Starts Feb. 1st)

Jan 22, 2015 by

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Last year I started a new Valentine’s Day tradition with my daughter. I was inspired by one of our writers (I think Elise) who did something similar for her child’s birthday.

Each day leading up to V-Day, starting on Feb. 1st, I would add a heart to my daughters bedroom door at night while she was sleeping. Each heart reflected something I love about her, ranging from things like “I love that you like animals” to “I love how kind you are.” It felt like a great way to reinforce positive attributes and each morning my daughter was excited to see what the next heart said!

I kept things simple and cut out big hearts using construction paper. I then decorated many of the hearts with different stickers or crafty things to add a little pizzazz to the activity and I really enjoyed thinking about all the things I cherish about her. On the last day of the activity, Valentine’s Day, I stuck some fun surprises on her door like chocolate hearts and it really was a blast!

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