I thought I’d point you to this terrific article on Zika Virus Info for Pregnant Women from Seleni Institute, a non-profit dedicated to maternal health and wellbeing.
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”
“I’m too proud to admit that it’s hard. People tell me it’s hard all the time. I shrug my shoulders. What good is that going to do? Admitting that something is hard without any follow on action is pointless.” – Austin Bennett
Today we woke up at 5am, hit the road at 5:30 in order to avoid predicted horrendous traffic, and got to Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore by 6:30. Why? So that we could watch the epic Eddie Aikau big wave surf competition, which has happened only 8 times in the 31 year history of ...
How is it that I never heard anyone talk about the hell that can be teething before I had babies? I feel like this is a great curse of the early parenting phase - and it can last, on and off for totally unpredictable period of time, for two years! WTF?! Well, for sure, not every baby has ...
“You may not feel like [your baby] is a bundle of joy; you may feel like it’s a bundle of burden.” – Kate Rope, The Lonely Hour podcast on Motherhood
This morning while hanging out at the Honolulu Zoo with the Joy Boys admiring these gorgeous pink birds balancing elegantly on one leg, I overheard a toddler saying to her father: "Daddy, why are all the flamingos turned off?" Sigh... the modern world: where even wildlife is confused for technology!
The loving mother teaches her child to walk alone. She is far enough from him so that she cannot actually support him, but she holds out her arms to him. She imitates his movements, and if he totters, she swiftly bends as if to seize him, so that the child might believe he is not walking alone… And yet, she does more. Her face beckons like a reward, an encouragement. Thus, the child walks alone with his eyes fixed on his mother’s face, not on the difficulties in his way. He supports himself by the arms that do not hold him and constantly strives towards the refuge in his mother’s embrace, little suspecting that in the very same moment that he is emphasizing his need for her, he is proving that he can do without her, because he is walking alone.
I read something recently that said, "Don't use your kids as an excuse to not eat well. If you eat off their plates, it should be healthy, nutritious food that you yourself would eat." I thought to myself, "I have the opposite problem! I'm always cooking my babes this fabulous fresh, organic food, and forgetting to ...
At $150, is this baby food maker worthwhile?