I’ll admit I’m a big time history nerd… So I totally salivated at the opportunity to write about the history of birth. What I’ve found is that childbirth has evolved throughout history and has experienced many ups and downs.
“Becoming a parent changes everything. It's the hardest and most rewarding thing any parent will ever do. Someone told me when Danielle was very young that ‘the days may be long, but the years are short’. Enjoy every moment, even the hard ones. Because they grow up way too fast and are gone before you know it.”
People say that the second time around is easier, which is only somewhat true. It’s been so much more humbling and has brought me to my knees. But all of the sweet snuggles, sweet kisses and sweet smiles make everything completely worth it. As all of you boy moms know, there is just something different about your Baby Boy.
One issue that is very near and dear to my heart is women’s health care, and it’s been swept under the rug far too long. What do I mean by this? I’m talking about how women approach the value of their own health. By many measures, women’s health in the United States is a disgrace. Ladies, if we’re going to continue moving mountains, we need to be healthy. Mama Rama Co. intends to focus on mothers and this piece is meant to empower mothers to take their health care into their own hands. But I do hope this piece speaks to everyone, male, female, parent or not. Ask yourself this: how much do you value your health?
I grew up a dog lover. Okay, a dog fanatic. Our Labrador was my favorite sibling (sorry, sis). To this day, I still prefer dogs to most humans. Dogs are such wonderful, genuine creatures that love us unconditionally and without judgment. They ask so little of us and give so much love in return...I couldn’t imagine feeling as much love for another being as I felt for my fur babies...
Before I had children, I would see those earthy, “crunchy” moms walking around the park or the store with their babies in weird pouches and I would roll my eyes.
Okay, we get it, you have a baby.
Cut the cord already.
Haven’t you ever heard of a stroller?
I mean, we’re not kangaroos for goodness sake!
But then, I had my baby… turns out kangaroos know what’s up...
Well, here you are… you’re pregnant. Congratulations! This may have come as a complete surprise, or may have been the miracle for which you’ve been praying for years. No matter your attitude going into this, I promise a baby is always a blessing. Just think about it… that little peanut growing inside you is going to become a functioning human being and has the potential to change the world.