Yesterday, I listened to a great episode of the podcast, Freakanomics called “The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting.” In this week’s … More
Why I decided to vaccinate my kids
When my daughter, Naomi, was born. I was very concerned about vaccines. I had gotten all my shots as a child and nothing bad happened to me, but had they changed since I was a kid? Friends encouraged me to “do my own research.” But I was really busy, and I felt like if any of the risk of side effects from vaccines were real that was too much risk for *my* child, and I delayed getting her vaccinated.
When in doubt…love.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” … More
The Penton Family Regulations: A Family Manifesto
Last week, I promised to share strategies that I’m using to help me stay sane and find balance between my … More
Parenting – a treasure trove of fear
This summer, I have become keenly aware of the amount of fear, anxiety and paranoia I experience as a parent. … More
10 Things You Simply Must Know Before Becoming a Parent
A dear friend of mine is having her first baby this year. We collaborate on our shared blog, The 3:30 … More
Labor of love
This is my belly with my baby in it, one week before my first child was born. It was election … More
Birth is nothing like the movies
We all know what birth is like. But really. We’ve seen it in movies and television shows. Reality couldn’t be … More
What’s in a due date?
Human babies have an average gestation of 40 weeks, or about 9 months. I think it’s really important to remember … More
Home birth: an introduction
I had both of my babies at home – one in the dining area in my apartment. The second in … More