There is a Reason You Hold Your Baby on Your Left Hip, and it’s Pretty Cool

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The idea is that, when our babies face our left sides, us moms and our babies are both better equipped to read each other’s facial expressions and social cues. It’s also been demonstrated that children subconsciously run to their mother’s left sides when they approach them in need. Mothers, also, naturally lead their kids toward their left side when we sense fear or danger. It’s a protective instinct. Read More

Entering Into the Gray: Turning Children into Compassionate Adults

Sometimes I think we live our lives as though we believe that this is a world just for adults. I’m coming to hold that, hand in hand with observant and intentional parents, children are capable of being ushered lovingly, and carefully, into the world and walking some of these tough roads with us, even at such a young age. Read More

I Have to Tell You: You’re a Good Mom

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What I’m getting at is this: There is no guidebook on what it takes to be a good mother. We all have our failures and flaws along with our own unique ability to actively love our children. There are pressures from all sides to do x, y, and z in order to excel at mothering and raise perfect children… but it’s disingenuous to assume that it’s one-size-fits-all. Read More

5 Ways to Teach Your Family Gratitude This Holiday Season

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Although we at Mom’s Choice are intentional proponents of exercising an attitude of thankfulness every day of the year, having a physical holiday to focus on, especially for younger children, can help us zero in on the central theme of the Thanksgiving holiday. Because children learn best by doing, we’ve compiled a list of 5 ways that you can help teach your children to flex their gratitude muscles this holiday season. Read More

College Students Dress Up as Disney Princesses to Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

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These two remarkable young women are college students in the Bronx, New York, as well as founders of the organization A Moment of Magic, which sends volunteers dressed as Disney Princesses to visit children with serious illnesses in area hospitals. They hug, sing, face paint, take walks, and more, making the goal simply to spread joy and spend time together; all without ever setting time constraints or cutting their visits short. Read More