This week’s most popular posts from Raising Kvell, in case you missed them.
– I’m Not Going to Make My Kids Weight-Crazy. Yael is trying to break the cycle of constantly talking about her weight in front of her kids, and it’s not as easy as it sounds (and it doesn’t even sound easy!).
– A Birthday Party Without Presents? One mom wonders if we’re making our kids too materialistic by lavishing them with dozens of gifts at every birthday. Is it ruder to ask for a donation to charity than demand a gift? And is it right to ask your child to do without so you can try to make a point?
– Women Who Do It All: Rabbi Ilana Garber’s Work/Life Balance. Rabbi Garber is a mom of two, a congregational rabbi, serves on a professional advisory committee for the Hebrew Health Care Home Health and Hospice program, and is co-chair of the Rabbinical Assembly Women’s Committee. So as you can imagine she has tons of free time.
– What Do Epidurals Have to Do With Daycare? When Erica sat down to fill out her daughter’s day care forms she was shocked to find a question about whether she’d used anesthesia during her labor. Why, she wonders, do they want to know? And why are moms constantly being judged for their labor decisions, long after childbirth?