Why we kiss babies

Why we kiss babies

During my last infant massage class (after the "hug-hug-kiss-kiss-kiss" stroke), we got into an interesting conversation about why we kiss babies. "I'm not really sure she likes it when I kiss her...or understands that it's an expression of love and affection...but I just can't help myself!" As one mother gushed, another shared the interesting results of her research. As it turns out, it's not just irresistible cheeks and irrepressible love motivating us to kiss our babies... it's BIOCHEMISTRY; a magical, biological process that, in this case, involves claiming, pathogens, breastfeeding, and strengthened immunity. Who knew?! One more big point for team Infant Massage...

Inspirational Parents

Inspirational Parents

In my line of work, I meet some of the most inspirational parents on the planet. Loving, optimistic, tenacious, thoughtful, generous, kind, and fierce are some of the words that spring to mind. I don't always get to know them as well as I might like, however, which is why I am all the more grateful for the Disability Visibility Project's (DVP) recent interview transcription featuring parents Christina Mills and Eli Gelardin.