In an ideal world, I would be able to keep up with one long-form and multiple “shorts” posts per week but again and again, I fail. The thing that trips me up are clusters of doctor appointments (especially if there are medication changes) and minor flares related to chronic illness. […]
Back in April, I posted on Patreon about my upcoming move. Well, it got delayed by a couple weeks and I just now got mostly moved in to my new place. I’m working on setting up a new work space and so far it seems like the new place will […]
I wrote this article for the Iowa City Babywearers group blog, published February 18th, 2018. We decided to retire the group in March of this year and our website will be expiring in November, so I thought I would salvage a few of the most popular articles and share them […]
In 1913, breastfeeding was highly recommended by medical professionals due to the high infant mortality associated with cow milk substitutes. But how were new mothers educated about breastfeeding? The recommendations might surprise you. Boracic acid, anyone?
While ideas about what constitutes a healthy menu plan have certainly changed; cocoa being delicious and nutritious is eternal.
What if crawling is unnecessary? There are cultures in which babies are not allowed to crawl and are never given floor time. What effect does that have on their development?
Imagine a world where there are no books about keeping your baby healthy in your language, even in your country: that was the case in England until Thomas Phaer published “The Boke of Chyldren” in 1544.
Learn how the Aymara tradition of carrying their babies is reflected in their concept of time and language– and how infant carriers built empires.
What?! An unnamed group invented modern c-sections CENTURIES before anyone else? Wow! Thank gawd for an unverified Facebook post or no one would know the TRUTH!
It’s difficult to make sure baby stays warm in the winter but imagine living in the arctic full time. Learn how the Inuit have combined baby carrier and coat to keep themselves and their babies warm.