I’ve been critical of “baby-friendly” hospitals for years, writing about them first in a piece titled, Bye-Bye Hospital Nurseries? back in 2013, with a follow up piece in 2014, and then in 2015. It’s now 2019 and this issue is not going away. As I scrolled my Facebook feed last night I saw a friend… Read More Baby-Friendly Hospitals Are Not Mom-Friendly
Because I have one child, people almost always assume that I couldn’t have more. But that’s not true. I simply didn’t want to have more than one. When I’ve said that to other moms, I’ve had mixed responses; I’ve had women tell me that I was depriving my son of the greatest gift I could… Read More The Moment I Knew We Would Have One Child
Back in September I wrote a post about how it seems like more and more hospitals are either getting rid of their nurseries or are strongly discouraging new moms from using them. I only discovered this issue because I went to visit my friend and fellow blogger Marie at a local hospital and she told… Read More Bye-Bye Hospital Nurseries, An Update
No, this isn’t a post about letting a few extra weeks slip by without a visit to my colorist, or a discussion about the latest actor tapped to play Christian in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. It’s not about paint colors or the latest fashion trend. It’s about those grey areas in life and… Read More Shades of Gray
One of our fabulous bloggers just had her new baby girl last week at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. She had given birth there previously and had a great experience so decided that’s where she wanted to give birth for the second time. Everything went well, her birth went great and the doctors and nurses… Read More Bye-Bye Hospital Nurseries?
Lately I’ve been thinking about my career, or lack thereof. While I have a part-time marketing job that’s enjoyable and fairly low-key and low-stress, it’s also teetering at the bottom end of the pay scale. It’s a job, not a career, with a small, family owned company and there aren’t any advancement opportunities. As with… Read More Opting Out, Opting In, or Having Few Options