A woman has been accused of intentionally leaving her 6-month-old son in a hot car to die in Tennessee over a year ago, and is now facing multiple charges.
Shawn, 28, explained in a new YouTube video, Body Image Issues: 110 Lbs. to Pregnant, that the conclusion of the 2008 Olympics left her feeling lost and without purpose — and that the rigorous training and strict diet that she had been following up until that point gave her an unrealistic idea of what her body should look like.
A mom writes in asking for advice about dealing with mom guilt. She says that her 5-month-old daughter has basically been by her side all day, every day since birth. This mom feels guilty leaving her baby with others, including family members. She is worried that this attachment is bad for her baby, who has become fussy the few times she’s let family care for her. And then she feels more guilt at the idea of leaving a fussy baby with a loved one. She’s looking for advice about how to get used to letting her daughter be in others’ care and managing her emotions and mental health in the process.
A mom writes in asking for advice. She recently became pregnant with her second child, and due to a variety of reasons, she wants to give the baby away to a family member who has fertility issues. This mom has been diagnosed with postpartum depression, and she wants to know if, legally, she can follow through with her plan to give her baby away.
When you’re a mom, or about to become a mom, advice comes with the territory. Good advice, unsolicited advice, advice from unexpected people. But not all advice is equal, and some of the best advice somehow manages to elude the moms who need it most. So we ask: What is the one piece of parenting advice you wish you’d been given before having kids? Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, we turned to the robust community of commenters to ask that very question. What is the ONE thing you wish you’d known before you had your first baby? That thing that is like, “Why did no one tell me THIS?” – Mamas Uncut Facebook Page The Mamas Uncut community responded in turn with all kinds of advice they wish they’d been giving before becoming moms for the first time. Let’s get into it! Pregnancy and Labor Advice via GIPHY “That giant list of what you and baby need for the hospital is silly. I only used like 1/5 of what I packed.” “That I could wear Depends instead of those gigantic pads, that you can get the shakes during labor from hormones, that back labor is very real and …