In this episode of My SD Moms Podcast, Jess and special guest Tammy from KSON talk about the very personal decision to not have any more children.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again.
Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital’s midtown campus in west Georgia. The hospital also says the sisters had their first children around the same time nine years ago.
Meighan gave birth to a girl named Ana Grace, while Solis had a boy named Marco. Ana Grace weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and Marco was 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
The hospital says both babies are healthy.
Hospital officials didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on whether the sisters or doctors did anything to influence when the babies arrived.
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) June 13, 2018
Jefferey Dean Morgan, known mainly for his role as Negan on the hit show The Walking Dead, has
announced that he and his real life wife Hilarie Burton have recently welcomed their brand new baby girl into the world. Thank goodness it’s a zombie apocalypse world. It seems that Morgan has not yet released her name, other than calling her “Baby Girl Morgan.”
Some fans already knew the little baby was on her way. Jeffrey accidentally revealed the sex of their little one at a fan convention.
Congrats to your new family Negan!
Hey y’all… baby gal morgan is spectacular. We just respecting her wishes for laying low a bit longer. But we super appreciate all the well wishes n stuff. Thank you. Xojdhilgusandbabygal
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) March 1, 2018
We have seen a few hopeful changes in Hollywood, but it seems we still have a ways to go in the world of mutual respect for each other, especially when talking about opposite sexes. But the real question is, what can we do to help ensure our next generation knows better?
As adults we are going to have prejudices and biases – there is no getting around that. But what isn’t OK is letting our children go on believing in an old world belief structure that we may have been raised with. To say “Boys can’t play with dolls” or “Girls aren’t good at math” can have a real negative effect on our children and how they grow up viewing their peers of the opposite sex.
One study of men who were repeat offenders of sexual assault and rape showed that they believed women were lesser and owed things to men. Their distorted beliefs and behavior started at a young age and was encouraged by their peers who thought the same. So with that said, if a person rubs off on who they associate with, then we need to teach our children to stand up and challenge untrue beliefs in others. It is especially important they do this with their close friends.
We need to teach our children to be strong, independent thinkers who don’t just go along with the status quo. We want our children to be successful and happy in life, but those wants and desires should never come at the expense of other people’s well-being.
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Just the words separation anxiety gives me feelings of separation anxiety…yikes! It’s such a real thing and a LOT of children and adults suffer from it. Separation anxiety is a strange thing. A baby or toddler may not have it one day, but then the next day it may hit.
Sara Abbot, associate director of the Family Resource Counseling Center in Los Angeles says, “Separation anxiety can happen almost overnight, which makes it shocking to parents,” Even more than that, it can and in most cases carries over to later in life. The tears and feelings of abandonment are very real and emotionally traumatic. As disheartening as that may sound, it can be very helpful to remember that separation anxiety is completely normal, even healthy. “From the earliest years of life, we should want children to encounter ordinary adversity because it’s practice for building resilience,” says Aaron Cooper, Ph.D.
There is no set age from child to child. Separation anxiety typically first hits around 8 months, when babies suddenly grasp that their parents exist apart from them. It’s literally like turning on a light switch. They understand you leaving, but what they don’t understand is that you’re coming back. This anxiety may last several weeks, or even a few months, until your child realizes that you’re not, in fact, abandoning him for life.
To get make this as easy on your child as you can start practicing early. Most importantly DON’T BE SELFISH. Keep your goodbyes short. Don’t hang around for 10 minutes saying goodbye while they gush tears. You are doing this for your own benefit because you feel guilty leaving them. Say goodbye, and that you will see them later and walk away. Let them cry…trust me…they will stop very soon after your gone, but never will if your hanging around.
One more important thing to remember is don just “sneak off.” Talk about trauma! Let them know you’re leaving and reassure them that you will be back. Always reassure them, keep your promises and it will make it that much easier. If you want to go sit in the car and cry for 5 minutes do it! Leaving them will get easier and tears will fade once they are used to the fact that mommy is coming back.
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