Should You Just ‘Get The Epidural’? Maybe

The New York Times recently published an article arguing women should have no qualms about routinely ordering epidurals during childbirth. Several of The Federalist’s female contributors discuss. If Mommy and Baby Are Healthy, You’re Golden Melissa Langsam Braunstein Jessi Klein’s op-ed “Get the Epidural,” reminded me of “Odd Mom Out,” Bravo’s loving send-up of life on New York’s … Continue reading

Mama, You’re a Superhero

Former supermodel Christy Turlington is used to turning heads. But she most recently caused ears to perk up when she told Britain’s Red magazine, “Giving birth was probably the most empowering thing I’ve ever done physically. I was like, now I can do anything. I can run a marathon . . . I can run three marathons!” Having twice … Continue reading

After Close Calls With Both of My Daughters, Blue is My Least Favorite Color

Blue is the worst color. It’s the hue of fear cloaked in calmness, while chaos truly reigns. It’s the color that no mother wants to see illuminating her child, but which dared discolor both of my daughters during 2014. In short, blue is terrifying. I first encountered blue while delivering my second daughter last summer. After a … Continue reading