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  • Growing Up

    Posted 11/19/2015 by csweeney
    It’s an interesting dynamic that often occurs when we become parents…a shifting in our relationships/in the way we interact with our own parents. We are no longer solely sons or daughters, but now parents in our own right, the parents of their grandchild. We may have new ideas or ways of doing things that are very different from the way they raised you. Sometimes this can be a challenge, especially when we go home for the holidays and they can see what we’re doing! Read more... Comments (0)
  • Flying With Baby

    Posted 11/12/2015 by csweeney
    The holidays are upon us, and for some new parents, it may mean the first time you are travelling on a plane with a baby. Not long ago, one of the moms that comes to a moms group I lead wrote down some travelling tips that she found to be really helpful, so….if you’re leaving on a jet plane…. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Sleep Well Sleep Safe

    Posted 11/5/2015 by csweeney

    November came up quicker than I expected, and while October is officially SIDS awareness month, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share information that could decrease the risk of this tragedy. Especially as the weather gets colder and parents/grandparents think about blankets and keeping baby warm at night…
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  • Sex After Baby

    Posted 10/29/2015 by csweeney
    What?!! Well, yes, let’s talk about it. It’s likely something that you and your partner (if you’re partnered) are thinking about. And for all of the thinking and angsting that we do about it, we spend very little time actually talking about it. S-E-X! There, the elephant in the room is no longer invisible. Let’s get to it. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Starting Solids and Allergies

    Posted 10/22/2015 by csweeney
    For any new parent about to add solid foods to baby’s diet, it can feel pretty overwhelming. Pediatric general guidelines are that babies typically start on solid foods somewhere between the ages of 4-6 months, and that often the first foods are iron fortified cereals. Pediatric practices then vary in their guidelines, and you just need to poll a moms group to see how wide the variation can run. Read more... Comments (0)
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Boston, MA 02215




About the Blogger

Christine Sweeney is a licensed clincal socal worker with over twenty years experience working with new moms and babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the founder and manager of the Parent Connection, a free support service offered to first time parents to support the adjustment to parenting after leaving the medical center. She is a proud mom of two sons.