relationships

Having a "Sort of" Unplanned Pregnancy

Life is full of surprises. Isn’t that what they say? How about your pregnancy? Was it a total shock?  According to the CDC, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. A lot of us have to wonder, how exactly do all of these unplanned pregnancies happen? They are called the “oopsy” babies and the “birth control” babies. » Read more

Mommy Clashes: When Parenting Differences Come Between Friends

One mom is eager to share her knowledge about extended breastfeeding, only to learn that her friend has decided to use formula from Day 1. Another mom invests hours crafting homemade snacks from scratch, while her friend has no problem serving pre-packaged goodies. Another mom uses time-outs for discipline, while her friend uses spankings. » Read more

Today's Family Man "Mom Overdrive"

By Gregory Keer

In my single days, I was a complete failure with fast women. I’m not talking about the kind of ladies who moved through men like fire through a dry forest. I’m referring to females who make quick decisions, achieve goals rapidly, and grab all the life they can into their waking hours.   » Read more

Breastfeeding a Toddler - Why on Earth?

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would do it. » Read more

9 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Wow. You’ve made it to nine weeks Now that you are a little further into your pregnancy, you may be feeling a little more pregnant. Morning sickness, fatigue, and those infamous pregnancy hormones may be taking their toll on your normal disposition. Mood swings are very common during pregnancy. » Read more

17 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

You are seventeen weeks pregnant now. You may be feeling your baby moving a little more noticeably now. If you haven’t felt your baby move yet, hang in there. It won’t be too much longer. Some moms don’t feel baby moving until they are 20 weeks along or more. Your partner may be anxious to feel your baby move too. » Read more

Baby Addiction: Do some people feel like they NEED to keep having babies?

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

It’s been hard lately not to follow the story of Nadya Suleman, the single mother who recently gave birth to octuplets (to add to her the six children).  Her story became a major media story and initiated a national discussion about certain parenting issues, especially as they relate to family size. » Read more