Response to Every Mother Counts “The Walk”

Here is a video we saw during the 2013 ING NYC Marathon. It makes me sad that a group, so dedicated to educating and training midwifes in impoverished areas of the world, portrays childbirth in an American hospital in such an ideal way. The message of the video is definitely harrowing, and the ad certainly…

The Frights of Halloween

(An article I wrote for a parent newsletter.) It is really cute seeing that autumn is here! Pumpkins are sitting around storefronts and fuzzy spiders are seen crawling about. And the seasonal spooky holiday is great child-centric fun– Trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, and more. When I first participated in Halloween, I was…

The Incapable Young Person

The Incapable Young Person (as part of my contributions to a local newsletter) I think safety is great. But nowadays, our concept of “safety” for children has mutated into an irrational fear of anything new, high, sharp, pointy, or fun. Once this way of thinking is standard, one’s children being any less “safe” becomes heresy.…