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new mothers

It's all about self-love.
"Everything was always Armageddon, even little hiccups during my day meant the end of the world. It was no way to live."
The first time I carried a child, I suddenly had this intense urge to be closer to my mom. It was hard going through a pregnancy and a stressful birth experience without my mother's guidance and support (cancer can quit now, OK?), and I keep coming up against questions I really wish I could ask my mama, but that must be left unanswered.
Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.
Australia's announcement that it will be scaling back on paid parental leave has left many citizens outraged.
Low income doesn't just lead to one disease or another. Instead, it has wide-ranging impacts on the health of individuals and communities. Our findings tell us that we've been using the wrong tools, and typically underestimating the full impact of income on health. The evidence shows that the health of mothers, babies and families are at stake, and there's no more time to lose.
Three months ago we welcomed a baby boy into this world. Our second child. I feel that as a blogger I'm obligated to tap into these days of infancy, that I should be mommy-blogging to the extreme, documenting the experience for all to share. Where is this pressure coming from?