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Are Mothers Who Choose Not to Breastfeed Selfish?

While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.



Breastfeeding was one of the things I most looked… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 6, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Tips (And Recipes) For a Healthy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!



Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips



1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

New Study: Obesity Causes Cancer!

Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.



Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 15, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Using Your Child’s Fitness Personality to Create a Fun Exercise Regimen!

Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!



If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.



For the introspective… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 2, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.



First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

We Are Mothers Before Workers

I do hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day, a holiday that originated in Canada out of labor disputes in the 1870's... who knew? Funny how these disputes press on some 200 years later as I remind you of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act recently passed by Obama.



Although, I can't say I was in much of a celebratory mood this Labor Day as I absorbed the news of the recent death of Ted Kennedy and a lesser known, DJ AM. Loved him or hated him as a politician, Ted Kennedy leaves behind five… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on September 10, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

A Working Mom's Business Banter

I have learned that in business, and in life, that "All is fair in love and war." What does this mean exactly? Well, if you must know, it traces back to John Lyly's "Euphues" (1598). The quote was "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war." John was a Renaissance English poet and playwright and certainly a man ahead of his time in recognizing that there are many a people who do not play fair. I imagine that some of you who are reading this now may be cursing those who have wronged… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on August 25, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Create an Independent Son

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs you'll ever have. While raising competent, responsible individuals capable of making sound decisions is every parents goal, creating a balance of nurture with freedom can be a difficult balance for a parent to achieve. In my opinion, being a good parent means providing a consistent framework of guidance and nurture while letting go of a little control so your child can confidently learn how to make good choices independently. Someone once told me, a… Continue

Added by Renee Martinez on August 13, 2009 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Are Mothers Who Choose Not to Breastfeed Selfish?

While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.



I believe your breastfeeding success has everything to… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 3, 2009 at 1:48am — No Comments

Healthy School Birthday Ideas

Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:



A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.



Non-Food… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.



What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.



“I thought… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Motherhood in Overdrive Part Deux

Continuation from yesterday's posting (see post immediately below this one): And Now . . . The Rest of the Story (RIP, Mr. Harvey)



I left the computer for (what was intended to be) a brief moment of comforting one of the twins while he was paying homage to the Great White Porcelin God. However, in the midst of rubbing his back and wiping his face as he hurled projectile masses of unknown constituents into the depths of clear blue waters, the phone rang. I let it go to voicemail,… Continue

Added by Angela McCoy on May 28, 2009 at 11:38pm — No Comments

A mother day without a mother

It's mothers day. I woke up early at about 7am, and couldn't go back to sleep. Jude woke up right after me so I fed him, and then we lay in bed while he stared at me and smiled. It was a nice beginning to the day. Jude, and I stayed up together for about two hours while Mike slept......yeah yeah he slept on mothers day...ha. It's okay though because I was awake anyway, and really enjoyed my quiet time with Jude. He was very smiley today, and was trying to communicate with me. If I placed him… Continue

Added by Jenn on May 11, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Priceless!

What I gave -



Hannah Montana Concert Tickets for my daughter- $280

Disney Weekend for my daughter- $1600

Golf Lessons for my daughter - $600



What I got in return -



Speech Contest won by my daughter - PRICELESS!



There are some golden moments that we mother's have that make it all worthwhile!

For instance, I love watching my daughters ride off to school on their bikes in the morning.

I love putting them to sleep at night and smelling… Continue

Added by Michelle Teyke on May 4, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Blog about your mom and you both win!

I wanted to let everyone know about a contest being hosted by my company, TheBlogFrog.com. We make social widgets for blogs and are always trying to find ways to help bloggers get more readers and promote their blogs. So we came up with a great way to help you get more readers, promote your blogs, and honor your moms at the same time!





Just blog about your favorite mom, submit the link… Continue

Added by Holly Hamann on May 4, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

A Tribute to my Mom

She asks for no rewards
She does all she can for her family
She even goes without sometimes
She loves....

Check out the latest post on my blog: A Tribute to my Mom

Happy Mother's Day Mommies!!!

Added by Maureen Daniels on April 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Giveaway for Great Pregnancy Calendars Going on Now

Hey everybody, I'm starting to get some great Mother's Day product offers for all my readers at A Frog In My Soup..very exciting stuff. Anyway, this week I'm offering everyone an opportunity to win their choice of either an autographed copy of Countdown to my Birth or an autographed copy of Making Me: The Pregnancy Activity Book for My Big Brother or Sister.



Both are written by a work at home mom named Julie Carr (… Continue

Added by Shera on April 16, 2009 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Transcending: Words on Women and Strength by Kelly Corrigan: from passions & soapboxes blog

Author Kelly Corrigan wrote this moving essay about women's remarkable capacity to support each other, to laugh together, and to endure. This actually brought me to tears and makes me feel so proud of my gender. I also feel sorry for the men in our lives because they miss out on so much by not having this kind of support system. If you haven't seen this before please take the time to watch it now. Women are truly special and I raised 3 great ones, this is for them. I only wish I had written it.… Continue

Added by robin steele on April 12, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Childless Aunt

I'm currently writing an article for Mother's Day about mamas who don't have their own mothers around. It's fascinating to me that people can raise children when their own moms are not retired, living locally, emotionally involved or alive. So, you have that happy read to look forward to. In the meantime it got me thinking about another valuable player in the extended family - the childless aunt.





I had a childless aunt who we tragically lost to breast cancer a dozen years ago… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on March 22, 2009 at 3:36pm — No Comments

I Don't Get Facebook!

Am I the only one who doesn’t want 300 “friends” on Facebook? Am I the only one with a cell phone that doesn’t have a camera? Am I the only one with no interest in texting? The latest and greatest for a lot of other moms I know is being on Facebook, everyone declares to be addicted to it—I have to admit, I don’t get it.



I finally decided to sign up with Facebook and Twitter about two weeks ago, since I understand that as a blogger you “have” to be on them, it is one way how people… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 8, 2009 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

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