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Puppy parental leave is a real thing and I can’t even

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A brewery that recently opened its doors in Columbus, Ohio, has become the first company in the U.S. to offer paid parental leave — for dog parents, that is. BrewDog, which is based in Scotland, announced its new policy last week. “Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else… Read more »

5 signs you’re ready to purge the baby stuff

February 20th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories I’m almost afraid to type it because then it might actually be true, but here it goes: I think I’m finally done having children. I wouldn’t say I’m 100-percent, without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt there yet. However, the thought of starting all over with a newborn at this point? I’m just not feeling it…. Read more »

5 reasons ADHD medication was the right choice for us

February 18th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories About a month ago I wrote about my 5-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) The diagnosis itself was a relief. It explained years of behavioral problems at home and more recently, issues in school. When we decided to proceed with medication, Z began a low dose of a central… Read more »

Britax recalls 700,000 strollers due to fall hazard

February 16th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Britax Safety Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 700,000 strollers due to a fall hazard. A damaged receiver mount on affected strollers can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, which poses a fall hazard to infants, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC.)… Read more »

Photo showing healing power of breast milk will blow your mind

February 14th, 2017 Posted by Breastfeeding, Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories It’s hardly a secret that breast milk offers a plethora of amazing benefits. But one mind-blowing image of a science experiment will give you a renewed appreciation for the power of liquid gold. Vicky Greene, a first-year bioscience major at South Devon College in Paignton, England, shared a photo on… Read more »

You won’t believe this lawmaker’s advice to pregnant workers

February 13th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A South Dakota lawmaker has some interesting advice for workers who aren’t offered pregnancy-related accommodations on the job: “It’s not prison. You can quit.” Oh yes, he did. Rep. Wayne H. Steinhauer was among a group of  lawmakers who voted last week to shelve a bill (HB1120,) which would have… Read more »

Where’s the craziest place you’ve worn your baby?

October 24th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories It wasn’t until I had my third child that I finally discovered the magic of babywearing. And I haven’t looked back since. These days, my 6-month-old is along for the ride hands-free on a daily basis. I wear her in everyday places like the grocery store, around the house,… Read more »

It took 3 kids, but I’m finally cured of mom perfectionism

October 21st, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Hi, my name is Michelle. I used to consider myself a perfectionist — but that all changed when my third child came along. For some reason, the transition from two to three kids cured me of my obsessive cleaning, constant kid-hovering and general control issues. This is actually a good… Read more »

Finally! A breastfeeding emoji could be coming soon

October 20th, 2016 Posted by Breastfeeding, Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories After being voted among the top-requested emoji of 2016, a tiny breastfeeding icon may soon be coming your smartphone. Rachel Lee, a registered nurse with the University College of London Hospital, is the woman behind the proposal to Unicode — the group in charge of the creation of emoji. Lee points out that, according to… Read more »

Baby from viral “bun in the oven” video finally comes home!

October 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Remember that viral “bun in the oven” pregnancy announcement video from last year? Well, little “Baby Buns” is finally coming home! Allow me to refresh your memory. After four miscarriages and one stillbirth, Virginia couple Arkell Graves and Dana Griffin-Graves had been through much heartache in their 17 years of… Read more »