The Tree of Life & Loss

It was a summer day, in late July—the final day of our annual camping trip with my ex and our kids.  The day was glorious—sunny with blue skies, and no one wanted to pack up the campsite or head back…

The Key to a Happier Divorce

What is private mediation? 

As a childbirth educator and postpartum doula I tend to see couples during the most celebratory and joyful time in their lives. It’s a bit of a departure for me to be speaking about the…

A Raptor's Tale (not baby related at all!)

My friend Nolan Price and I drove over 3 hours out to western Pennsylvania, to a tiny town called (somewhat bizarrely) Jersey Shore. We were on a mission to meet and film Tierney Clark a young falconer with a…

Help! What Baby Gear Do We Need??

Q:  Our baby arrived ahead of schedule and we feel completely unprepared right now - what do we need?! 

 

First thing I’m going to say to that is, “Don’t Panic!” Whether you’re in New York or New Jersey…

Cord Blood Banking - Simple Answers to a Difficult Question: 

Photo courtesy: Sara Kalish Photography 

We understand that you are nervous about caring for and protecting your baby. Private cord blood banks also recognize this vulnerability and will market to you heavily during your pregnancy with promises of…

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Mamarama: Postpartum Mood Disorders and New Jersey

Last week, 34-year-old first time mom, Miriam Carey was fatally shot following a dangerous car chase in Washington D.C. Following this tragedy, Carey’s mother suggested that her daughter’s irrational and aggressive behavior was a result of untreated postpartum depression. Though…

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Home Birth: The Latest Trend in Jersey City?

As a childbirth educator I frequently speak to pregnant couples around town – whether they are my clients or not.  One of the first things I ask is, “Where are you giving birth?” and the answer I’ve been hearing more…
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Are You Dad Enough?

 There’s a media storm kicking up so much dirt and dust right now that I can barely see my Facebook timeline.

Hundreds of posts have appeared over the past 24 hours about TIME magazine’s provocative cover photo AND story…

How Do You Talk To YOUR Kids About SEX?

For months, I’ve been attending workshops at Babeland, the women-friendly, sex-positive shop in New York City. In addition to the very popular workshop “Art of the Blow-Job” the store has an on-going “Sexy Moms Series” which I recommend to all…