I don’t remember much from the delivery — but I remember hearing him cry for the first time. I remember my husband telling me how incredibly beautiful he was — the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen. I remember seeing him in the incubator as they wheeled him out of the room to the NICU. I […]
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It’s hard to imagine not picking up your child for a day, much less a few weeks — but after breast surgery, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting for about a month. This includes babies and toddlers. One of the most helpful things you can do for your recovering friend is to cover mom […]
There are more than 3,500 children in foster care in this region, according to statistics by the Texas Department of Family and Protective services. This means there is also an overwhelming number of mothers, fathers, and other family members currently experiencing crisis.
Looking around, I saw other moms of newborns with Down syndrome who were where I was three years earlier. Doing more than it all; feeling lonely, isolated. Attending local events and still feeling alone. Where were the moms of color? Surely we weren’t the only ones in the area? So I started the African American Parents […]
Just because you have acquired the names Mom and Dad doesn’t mean sex has to turn into a boring chore to check off your to-do list. While it is totally normal for relationships to fall into ruts and for sex to become . . . ahem . . . a bit mundane, there are plenty […]
Going through perimenopause doesn’t mean your libido will go away completely, but it will likely decrease considerably. And if you had difficulties with sex in your relationship before perimenopause, these issues may worsen.
Trying to conceal the pain will usually result in you unconsciously withdrawing, which may be perceived as rejection. In the long term, it may lead to withdrawal and stress on the relationship. It is better to be open and honest with your partner and your gynecologist so that you can have the most pleasurable and […]