It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are | Science and Nonduality

SOOOOO fascinating!!

 

Source: It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are | Science and Nonduality

Safe Cosleeping Guidelines // Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory // University of Notre Dame

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Professor James J. McKenna’s Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at Notre Dame studies how sleeping and co-sleeping environments affect mothers, breastfeeding, and infants’ physiological and psychological well-being and development.

 

 

Source: Safe Cosleeping Guidelines // Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory // University of Notre Dame

5 Reasons To Stop Prioritizing Student Loan Payments – Forbes

Be strategic with your finances…don’t follow the herd. Your financial situation is unique to you, your goals are unique; so why should your financial plan be cookie cutter?  Stop and think first!

“But how much have you saved for retirement?” That’s the question you should volley back in response to someone boasting how she paid off her entire student loan debt in only two years. Because while conquering student debt rapidly may provide a psychological win, it is often penny wise, pound foolish; coming at […]

Source: 5 Reasons To Stop Prioritizing Student Loan Payments – Forbes

Cuisinart 13Pc Classic Induction Stainless Cookware – Woot!

Cuisinart 13Pc Classic Induction Stainless Cookware

Reg: $575 $149.99 (74% off List Price)

“I’m not a great cook, but thanks to my Cuisinart 13Pc Classic Induction Stainless Cookware set, I’m a fantastic drummer. Continue reading

Dear Mom: I Needed You. You Did Not Come.

That was the message, scribbled on a torn, scratch piece of paper. It was a simple, easy-to-miss message, and yet it still echoes in my bones all these years later. I’ve held on to that tiny piece of paper, propped atop a cabinet, so I never forget. My daughter, now 17, was in elementary school […]

Source: Dear Mom: I Needed You. You Did Not Come.

NINO Birth – Skin to Skin Contact is not “new”,but Sweden…

This is just so wonderful. ❤

Source: NINO Birth – Skin to Skin Contact is not “new”,but Sweden…

The Partnership Between Helicopter Parents and Universities – The Atlantic

I am a self admitted “helicopter parent”, but prefer to think of myself as simply a detail oriented mother subscribing to attachment parenting theory.  Keep in mind that my boys are still little, so I am trying to securely establish their roots in order for them to blossom later on.  My goal is to step back by the time they head off to college in an effort to become more of, what this article calls, a “paremedic” parent.  I also work in higher ed and find this article quite fascinating!  What are your thoughts…?

 

Many public universities now rely heavily on parents—particularly those with money, time, and connections—to meet their basic needs.

Source: The Partnership Between Helicopter Parents and Universities – The Atlantic

Clever Mother Goose Calls Cincinnati Police To Help Trapped Baby Bird

Oh goodness is this not the sweetest thing ever!  This mother’s resourcefulness and faith saved her little one!  And way to go Sergeant Givens!!

There’s gotta be a nursery rhyme for this.

Source: Clever Mother Goose Calls Cincinnati Police To Help Trapped Baby Bird

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery | Heng Ou

During pregnancy a woman’s body must go through a stunning transformation. Her blood volume will nearly double to support the growing foetus, her organs will be pushed to the side by an expanding uterus, her breasts will swell in preparation for lactation and her hormones will rise and dip exponentially.

Source: Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery | Heng Ou

 

The Fourth Trimester… Wait, what?

4th Trimester

Source: 4th Trimester Project