Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (12)

Dr.Jen Is In: Dealing with Stranger Anxiety (and your anxiety)

"My son will be 11 months old and is still suffering from stranger anxiety. I understand what his issues are with people who he doesn't know, even if it is family. The funny thing is, he will have his days that he has no problem going to certain people and then there are days when he just flat out refuses. It makes me feel bad at times, and I feel as it's my fault because I kept him home with me his 1st year. The thing that makes me mad is that everyone calls him a cry baby and says…

Added by Dr. Jen on May 31, 2011 at 11:52pm — 2 Comments

Expecting Baby #2.

We found out a couple of weeks ago that we're expecting!!  I'm due Jan. 24, 2012.  It's a little overwhelming - we're excited and a little scared.  Our little one just recently turned 9 months old, so she'll be 17 months when the new little one arrives.  We have decided to keep it a secret from our family for a little while since it wasn't exactly planned.  [You all are the first to know!!]  It's going to be an adventure but we can do it.




Added by Jana on May 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — 4 Comments


One of the reasons women and men are so uncomfortable with breastfeeding, and view it as pornographic, is culture. We are raised in a culture where women's breasts are highly sexualized and as a result are considered verboten.  As a result of hiding this and censoring this it has become fetishized.  In the middle east where women have to cover their faces and hair, they can still breastfeed in public and not get harassed for it.  They get arrested for a lock of hair uncovered but not their…


Added by ailimhazel on May 31, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Dr. Jen Is In: Dr. Jen’s 10-step program for getting your toddler BACK TO BED!

"My 2 year old has had an issue sleeping in her own bed. She sneaks into our bed around 1am & falls back asleep, or my husband will lay down in a mat in her room so she can sleep. I got her to bed at 830 the other night & she woke up 45 min later screaming & running down the hallway. Has anyone experienced this? I don't think it's her wanting to stay up late, because she wants to sleep in our bed & when it's time for her to go down, we…


Added by Dr. Jen on May 30, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

I don't know whats wrong with me.

Its only been 2 weeks since I gave birth to my son who I love so much. He always makes me smile no matter what, bad or good mood. But just this morning I woke up feeling the total opposite...I had such a dark negative vibe, I couldnt look at my son and I just cried constantly and I dont know whats wrong with me. I had to get out and breathe...I didnt want any company at all-I was very anti-social today.I even wanted to break it off with my bf JUST BECAUSE. So now my son is with his…


Added by KHES2011 on May 21, 2011 at 11:51pm — 8 Comments

Calgon Take Me Away!

   It's been a long day. I've been up for almost 18 hours. I just want to lay on the couch and catch up on my three episodes of "Glee" that are in the DVR. But, that's just not going to happen. It's the witching hour. Moms, Dads, you know what I'm talking about. It's the time just after your child's bath, just before bedtime, when they have somehow gotten their second wind and are ready to party like Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. It's the time when your speed is set more like Barry Manilow's…


Added by Kristina Cappetta on May 20, 2011 at 11:07am — 3 Comments

Dr. Jen Is In:

“Any tips and advice for storing breastmilk in the fridge and freezer? I try to feed my 12-day-old off my breast during the day and bottled breast milk at night while pumping every 3-4hrs if I can during the day... Another question is when did you use your frozen breast milk? Was it when the supply went…


Added by Dr. Jen on May 18, 2011 at 12:43am — 5 Comments

It's a Boy! It's a Girl! It's a ....

 Surprise! You hear that word a lot if you go to a party where someone is celebrating some kind of milestone birthday. You hear it sarcastically when you've just heard something you really wish you hadn't. I've noticed the majority of the surprises in my life aren't things I really want to remember. But there are a handful that I hold near and dear to my heart. One of those is the surprise of not finding out the sex of my daughter before she was born. I remember everyone saying, "Oh my God! How… Continue

Added by Kristina Cappetta on May 16, 2011 at 8:29am — 4 Comments

Dr. Jen Is In: Dr. Jen's OH PLEASE, Picky Toddler Eating Tips

I’m trying to get my 1 year old to gain some weight but he just does not have a huge appetite! he is such a picky eater and will eat a food one day but not the next. his height and weight check is in a month....any suggestions? -Stacy

I have a vivid memory of my mother-in-law’s (formerly sparkling) California kitchen floor spattered over RIDICULOUSLY with sweet potatoes, chicken bits and cereal from our then one-year-old twin girls. We were vacationing (if you can…


Added by Dr. Jen on May 11, 2011 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

Meet author-illustrator Lorena Siminovich and enter to win!

Click here to enter to win a copy of I Like Vegetables signed by Lorena Siminovich. We'll randomly select a winner on May 30.



Added by Mom365 on May 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Perfect Present

   Many men search and search for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Where do I go? What do I get? What does she really want? Jewelry, flowers, a fancy dinner...they're all great gifts, but not really what I'm looking for this Mother's Day. Although if they did come my way, I wouldn't say no! (Mama didn't raise a fool!) Although I'm only about to celebrate my second year of this joyous holiday, I've quickly come to realize being a mom can sometimes be a thankless job. Don't misunderstand me…


Added by Kristina Cappetta on May 6, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

Dr. Jen Is In: Is my baby teething?


Why is my daughter drooling so much? Does this mean she is starting to teeth at three months? Is that good? What are ways I can find out? She always takes her binky and gnaws on it. So is she? –Tiffany


No Grief Baby Teeth!

Ahhhh. Baby is finally sleeping through the night and, just maybe, you are too? YOU ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE TEETHING ZONE. We’ve…


Added by Dr. Jen on May 5, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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