Author Archives: Valerie Williams

10 ‘Big Kid’ Milestones That Keep You From Missing The Baby Days

10 'Big Kid' Milestones That Keep You From Missing The Baby Days

When your kids are babies, it seems as though they’re hitting new milestones every day. If you’re organized enough to have a baby book, you’re probably getting writer’s cramp from documenting all of their amazing feats — sitting up unassisted, creeping, crawling, standing, walking — it’s an incredible time to be a parent. You might think that wide-eyed wonder is over once your kids have hit those all-important points in their development but that is where you would be wrong. More »

Been There, Done That: Your Baby Will Sleep Through The Night Someday, I Promise

Been There, Done That: Your Baby Will Sleep Through The Night Someday, I Promise

The frustrating phases of refusing to sleep or drink from a bottle or stop knocking all of the books off the shelf seem to stretch on forever but in hindsight, they go by in the blink of an eye. Right now, I want to focus on sleep and how even though it feels like the “no sleep” phase of parenting is interminable, your baby will sleep through the night someday. More »

Walking Dead Actor Shows His Support For Public Breastfeeding In Amazing Fan Photo

Walking Dead Actor Shows His Support For Public Breastfeeding In Amazing Fan Photo

If you love The Walking Dead, you probably know who Norman Reedus is. He plays total bad-ass zombie shredder Daryl Dixon and is universally loved by the shows’ insanely devoted fan base. Now, he can be universally loved by moms everywhere as he recently took a photo with fans while they nursed their babies showing his support for nursing in public. More »

19 Kids And Counting: A Very Duggar Football Game And A Jessa Retrospective

19 Kids And Counting: A Very Duggar Football Game And A Jessa Retrospective

Last night’s episode included a very special retrospective of the life of Jessa Duggar interspersed with very special moments from a Duggar family football game that was supposedly a bachelor/bachelorette party, but the girls all sat in the stands and watched while the men-folk did the fun stuff. Which is basically a metaphor for Duggar married life so, appropriate? Anyway, let’s dive right in to this week’s 19 Kids and Counting! More »

Angelina Jolie Is Helping A Lot Of Women Feel Less Alone By Sharing Her Story‏

Angelina Jolie Is Helping A Lot Of Women Feel Less Alone By Sharing Her Storyâ

The brave part is that she told the whole world about it and brought awareness to the fact that women can know and take action if they’re genetically prone to breast and ovarian cancers. Now, she is in the news again after penning an op-ed for The NY Times where she explains her decision to remove both her ovaries and Fallopian tubes after a recent cancer scare. More »

Why Do Babies Make Men Babe Magnets, And Women Undateable?

Why Do Babies Make Men Babe Magnets, And Women Undateable?

As a society, we set the bar low for what makes a dad “great” and being a dad makes a man sexier to a great many women. Meanwhile, a mother can perform the exact same feat and she’s either totally overlooked or admonished for some kind of parental wrong-doing. God knows there are few who will say being a mom makes her more attractive. It’s so tiresome but nevertheless, a trend that is only gaining momentum rather than abating as the world adjusts to more fathers taking an active role in caring for their children. More »