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Take a look at this month's articles provided by Island Parent Magazine. Each month you'll find new articles with topics on parenting your children of any age. Written largely by local authors, these articles provide some great perspectives related to parenting, both on and off the island.
Island Parent - Latest Articles - Pregnancy
Close to one in four women experience pregnancy loss. From early pregnancy loss to newborn deaths, the sadness and grief that parents experience with pregnancy and child loss can be devastating.
Outside of the actual loss, one of the biggest challenges for parents who have lost a child can be having their grief diminished or not recognized as significant in comparison to the loss of an older child or adult. There ...
posted: Feb 26, 2014 | views: 3153 | comments: 0
When I was 38 weeks pregnant with a breech baby and low amniotic fluid that indicated a need for a fairly quick c-section, the obstetrician asked my husband and I a question: “Would you like to have this baby today or tomorrow?” Not prepared to be whisked to the operating room that instant, we chose “tomorrow.” Our son Connor was born on June 13, 2008, which happened to be a Friday. Friday the 13th. And thus ...
posted: Sep 27, 2011 | views: 6960 | comments: 0
Thanks to our intrepid band of reviewer mamas…and papa—Samantha Agar, Mike Lowe, Sarah Milligan, Carly Sutherland, and Carolyn Wilkinson—who sought a quiet couple of minutes/hours here and there to tirelessly, uh, okay, gleefully read, and sometimes re-read, the following assortment of motherhood books.
So Sexy, So Soon, by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne
Whether we admit it or not, we live in a world t...
posted: Apr 27, 2011 | views: 2245 | comments: 0
Most first-time parents admit that they had not anticipated the powerful dynamics of the first days and weeks of the post-partum period. Though there are many touching and precious moments when baby arrives, there are also real challenges and stresses. Emotional exhaustion, sleep deprivation and breastfeeding concerns along with the overwhelming responsibility of caring for a tiny newborn are the most common challeng...
posted: Apr 27, 2011 | views: 1644 | comments: 0
The first year with your first baby is busy, exciting and exhausting. As your baby nears her first birthday you and your partner may be thinking about having a second child. For many couples the decision to have a second baby does not come easily. As with deciding to have the first baby, there will always be some valid reason to put off having baby number two—at least for now. Each couple will have different priori...
posted: Apr 28, 2010 | views: 3984 | comments: 0
There are two bathrooms in my house and neither can ever be clean enough for me. It’s something that drives the rest of my family a bit nuts although as the only girl living here (besides the dog), I don’t really expect them to understand. Especially right now.
“All I can smell in there is pee,” I remark crudely as I exit the main bathroom crinkling my nose.
“It’s a bathroom,” my son replies from ...
posted: Dec 28, 2009 | views: 2121 | comments: 0
I’ve always wondered about the power of the mind. Do we really control our brain and body or does it control us? Now I think I’ve got an answer. It came to me with the birth of my second daughter, Sara.
Six years had passed since the birth of my first child when I found out I was pregnant again, this time by my second husband. Our blended family was eagerly awaiting the baby’s arrival and feeling lucky that ...
posted: Jun 1, 2009 | views: 6799 | comments: 0
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