From what's happening in maternity fashion to what's happening in the world of motherhood. Here's where you can get updates info and insights - all straight from Rosie!
I have seen so many women (myself included!) who become mothers and forget to take care of themselves. It is so important to remember that a healthy, happy mom is the key to a healthy, happy family. Dr. Strongin & Dr. Goletka from The Parenthood Psychology Practice have some wonderful tips on how to make sure new mommies get the support and attention they need in those first critical weeks.
I've put together a list of questions that I've asked each of my experts to answer. You can read the Parenthood Psychology Practice responses here. Now I've put the questions to the MomPrep experts at Village Obstetrics, Drs. Worth & Mussalli. They've got some fabulous responses, especially the last one - I couldn't agree more that we work in the best field in the world!
<p>Okay, so I have a confession to make. I actually intended to write a blog everyday of the tour (I know I can hear you laughing at my unrealistic goal!) and now standing here in Penn Station waiting to board the train for the last leg of my trip, I realize this is only the third I am writing!</p>
Deciding how you want to parent your children is such an important (and challenging!) decision. Dr. Kathryn Sterling weighs in below on her tips for how to establish your parenting approach.
Dr. Whitney Roban, Ph.D., of Sleep-Eez Kids, is back to offer some more thoughts on that touchy topic: sleep-training. Although there are many, many different methods to "sleep train" our little ones, many people hear that phrase and immediately think "cry it out". I thought we could all use a little refresher on the wide variety of options that we as parents have when trying to help our children learn how to become excellent little sleepers. Even if you think sleep training isn't for you, you may find something you can use in these summaries! xxRosie
<p><em>And the book tour rolls on! I'm using this space to collect my thoughts into a mini Book Tour journal. For a live account, make sure you follow me on Twitter@RosiePope. We’ll even be taping (think “Blair Witch” in terms of quality, but at lot less scary…I hope) and I’ll keep you posted on where to view. Here are my thoughts on the second day of the tour...</em></p>
Sorry to sound like a broken record but the fact is being pregnant and becoming a mom is simply (or perhaps not so simply) both one of the most rewarding and also most challenging things a woman can ever go through. Some of these challenges fall under the realm of "expected" such as anxiety about whether we are doing a good enough job. And others fall under the realm of "dangerous" such as postpartum depression. When facing these issues, and everything in between, women deserve help and support which is why I am eager to introduce you to the latest editions to my expert panel, Dr. Strongin and Dr. Goletka , psychologists specializing in supporting moms experiencing difficulty with everything from breast feeding, post partum depression to dealing with a baby in the NICU, all the way through to the common mom anxiety we can all battle with at some time or another. Because let's face it, we all need and have a right to support!
Why "Selfish" Moms Might Just Be Better Moms
Is Gisele Bundchen a selfish mother? I don't think so, but the Twittersphere has blown up after she offered this controversial parenting advice.