Tag Archives: babies

Quitting is Your New Reality

Myth: Lowering the number of cigarettes I smoke during my pregnancy is safer for the baby. Reality: There is no safe level of smoking. Even cutting down to a few cigarettes a day means you are ingesting harmful chemicals that … Continue reading

The Perseverance Zone

Babies naturally possess an astonishing determinedness. Think of the pre-crawler; a baby will scoot herself over to a much-wanted toy that is juuuust out of reach. Think of the toddler known for sometimes stubborn attempts to “do it myself.” We … Continue reading

Losing Myself in Motherhood

There I was in the baby aisle, looking at baby food, formula, baby cereal and, well, everything else in the aisle. What am I here for again? Another time, there I was in the bathroom looking at my tired puffy … Continue reading

Sustaining Mommy Confidence

Over the years, my confidence as a mother has run the gamut from “I am the best mom ever” to “oh no, I am the worst mom ever” to “okay, Rachel, get a grip, you got this.” I wonder how … Continue reading

Mom Pressure is Real – Part 2

In Mom Pressure Is Real – Part 1, I talked about the pressure of being a “good mom” and where that might come from. Let’s talk about the conflicted feelings women might be experiencing and the resources designed expressly to … Continue reading