Pregnancy & Motherhood

Posted on the Sep 17, 2015 by Carlin Ross
I've spent the last few days out east with my parents in the home where I grew up. Daddy is on a business trip and I was nervous to stay home alone with Grayson. He's 6 months and teething so I need...
Posted on the Sep 10, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Grayson is 6 months old and I'm still breastfeeding round the clock. He loves yogurt and bananas in the morning but always finishes up breakfast with a breast nosh. I do all the things the "experts...
Posted on the Aug 13, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Natasha published this photograph on FB and I had to republish it here.  In our workshops, women always share their feelings of shame over having a c-section.  Their scars are a constant...
Posted on the May 21, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Elle is so smart to feature Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her four-month-old son Zion on their latest cover. I'm loving this whole trend of women celebrating their bodies and removing the shame and...
Posted on the Apr 07, 2015 by Carlin Ross
When I was talking about sleep sharing, Betty remembered this Shunga print depicting a couple having sex as the woman nursed their baby.  I think her exact words were, "I'm going to masturbate...
Posted on the Mar 29, 2015 by Carlin Ross
I love this photo series by Johan Bavman documenting dads on paternity leave.  In Sweden, you can take 480 days of paid paternity leave but only 12% choose to stay home and parent.  Today,...
Posted on the Mar 05, 2015 by Carlin Ross
I was two days past my due date and I was climbing the walls. After spending three weeks sick with a head/chest cold, I finally felt strong enough to deliver so I headed off to my midwife for a...
Posted on the Feb 22, 2015 by Betty Dodson
Dear Betty, I love your site, it has helped me a lot, thank you and Carlin for the wonderful work you do. I have a four year old girl, since she was three she loves to touch her vulva, she opens her...
Posted on the Feb 06, 2015 by Carlin Ross
I'm due in 2 weeks - still having sex...on top.
Posted on the Jan 30, 2015 by Natasha
When I was19 I travelled to East Africa hoping to live with and learn from other cultures. Arriving in Kenya I was told about a semi-nomadic tribe called the Maasai, who lived in Southern Kenya and...
Posted on the Jan 05, 2015 by Betty Dodson
Dear Betty, This is not truly a sex related question, but it does bother me quite a lot. I had a baby, a beautiful daughter, 5 months ago. She is the light of my life and I am so ecstatic to have her...
Posted on the Jan 02, 2015 by Carlin Ross
It's not only safe but completely healthy to have sex when you're pregnant. 
Posted on the Dec 19, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I've always been defined by my body. I had curves at a young age - I had to balance jeers from my brother and his friends with leers from men in my dad's church. Pregnancy has been a beautiful...
Posted on the Dec 16, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I never knew how intense pregnancy was as an experience until now. I'm amazed at the way my body has changed and how instinctual everything is becoming...it's like I'm on autopilot and if I just...
Posted on the Nov 06, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Betty always talks about belly dancing being preparation for birth. This dance ritual was developed by women over 5,000 years ago. Yesterday we had lunch with a dear friend who shared the link to...