Wendy Kirwan is mother to two adorable babies, wife to one incredible husband, daughter to two parents, sister to nine siblings, aunt to two nieces and two nephews, etc., etc. Professionally, she is the director of media relations atKars for Kids. Wendy holds a B.A. in business journalism from CUNYs Baruch College. Her writing has appeared (magically, all by itself) on a number of blogs including Engaging Volunteers, Working Moms Against Guilt, and Examiner.com.
Chinese ancients may have something on us modern Westerners. An old Chinese acupuncturist told my husband that back in the old country, women were made to stay in bed and fed soup for two solid…months after giving birth. Old-style Yiddish mamas have a special name for the postpartum woman: she's a kimpeturin and is chided for lifting a finger to help with housework. Modern-day America doesn't seem to have the same respect for the recuperation needs of postpartum women (which explains why so many of them never heal properly… >> Read More