On January 24th, 2023 Lindsay Clancy, a 32-year-old labor and delivery nurse from Massachusetts, killed all three of her children before slitting her wrists and jumping out of a second-story window. She survived. On June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates a 37-year-old mother in suburban Texas, drowned all five of her children in their bathtub […]
Jayne Freeman, aka Mamarama, has been working with area parents for over ten years. She is a certified childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor and certified in postpartum doula support. She offers perinatal services for new and expecting parents. For more information go to www.mamarama.tv
How to Protect Your Small Child Over the Holidays
Parents just cannot catch a break. Right now, we’re experiencing something unprecedented, what doctors are calling the “tripledemic”: RSV, flu, and Covid. These outbreaks have parents extremely concerned, and with the holidays looming, they’re asking how can we keep everyone protected? Below are some guidelines and information. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a common-cold virus that can […]
After Hurricane Sandy
Photos taken during and after Sandy show a city knocked back on its heels.
What Does It Mean to Raise Your Children In Jersey City?
There are just as many valid reasons for raising kids here in Jersey City as there are for escaping to the suburbs.
Bette Midler Bombs on Breastfeeding
Bette Midler tweeted, “TRY BREASTFEEDING! It’s free and available on demand.” Within seconds, the world of formula-feeding parents went crazy.
The Conflicting Emotions Evoked by Mother’s Day
The idea of Mother’s Day can bring up all sorts of uncomfortable emotions for people.
Polygamy in the City
I never imagined that in Jersey City I’d run into anyone from this sect because I thought they rarely travel outside the western states they call home.
Body Painting as Public Spectacle: Artsy or Offensive?
Through the dim light I caught the eye of another woman in the room and we looked at each other as though to say, ”Is this entertaining?”
What’s the Real Deal with European Formula?
Let’s sift through the concerns about European baby formula one by one in order to be more informed about your infant’s potential food source.
Traumatic Birth: How Can We Protect Ourselves?
When we talk about traumatic birth, there is a tendency for friends and family to say, “But you’re fine, and your baby is healthy.” But is the new mom really fine? For women who experience trauma at birth, this is a common and irritating response.