Using Television to Keep Connected

Tsion and her mother live about ten hours apart from each other, but that doesn’t stop them from being close. In fact, it has allowed them to be creative in how they keep connected.

“I have a great relationship with my mom,” Tsion said. “She is a school teacher, and I think that makes her more understanding. She is always very nurturing, and she usually plays ‘good guy’ when Dad plays ‘bad guy.’”

In addition to talking on the phone at least twice a week, Tsion and her mother have developed some unique ways to keep their relationship strong.

For more tips on trying maintaining mother-daughter bonds, check out these links.


The Power of Female Bonds
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Know Thyself
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Escape to the Blogosphere
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Nurse in private or public?

The great nursing debate rages on, despite breast feeding sit ins and loads of lactivism. We went to talk to some real women to see how they felt about breast feeding in public and here’s what they had to say.

So what do you think? As moms and women, are you put in an awkward place when you see a boob in public or are you empowered and proud?

A Lactation Education
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Nursing Out Loud
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Hungry for History?
Jennifer James, author of the Black Breastfeeding Blog, scours the Library of Congress for photographs of breastfeeding mothers through the ages.

Pumping in Practice
Did you know that the FDA regulates breast pumps? And did you know that they have an entire site dedicated to helping moms choose and use breast pumps? Well, now you do.

Weaning the War
When to wean, that is the post-breastfeeding question. At Kids Health, learn the signs that your baby is ready for solids and how to help them make the shift.

Some Friendly Advice
Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris have been in various stages of pregnancy or new momdom for 5 years running. The two friends created a go-to site offering decent, open-minded and agenda-free advice at The New Mom.