Big Boys Don’t Cry: What Not To Say To a Crying Child

My experiences led to my husband and I discussing things we’ve heard either while out as parents or as kids and I thought I’d share them here with my own take as to why they are not things I plan on ever saying to my daughter and why I hope you won’t either.

Birth Story: Sam from the UK

Another amazing birth story, this time from our Doula friend Sam from Blooming Miracle Doula Services.

To Lose A Mother

This was officially the weirdest welcome I’d ever had coming back to Toronto. And then my dad opened his mouth, and for everything, I wish I could go back and make that never happen.

Circumcision, Science, and Religion: Part 4

The conclusion in the circumcision series. This part includes an analysis of adult versus infant circumcision and some of the religious considerations that must be looked into.

Circumcision, Science, and Religion: Part 3

A continuation of the circumcision discussion with a focus on the science behind sexual functioning after circumcision, complications due to circumcision, and an overall summary of the scientific research.

Circumcision, Science, and Religion: Part 2

A continuation of the examination of issues, primarily scientific, around the circumcision debate.

Circumcision, Science, and Religion: Part 1

One of the touchier subjects in natural parenting circles is the issue of male circumcision. It can cause two individuals who agree on every other aspect of parenting to cease speaking or supporting one another. It raises ire amongst those adamant that it’s akin to abuse and defensiveness amongst those who practice the rite for religious purposes.

It’s OK To Tell by Lauren Book: A Review

Most of the time the books I review are fun reads. Not with this one. If I had my way, this book would be a mandatory read in all high schools and for all new parents.

Birth Story: Lizzie from the UK

Thank you to Lizzie for sharing a wonderful home birth story!

Birth Story: Annelize from Vancouver

Part way through my pregnancy, I found out that my baby was breech. My options were a breach birth or a c-section. I chose a c-section.