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Celebrating Mommy Milestones – Book Review

Fresh, Funny, Wise,    Whimsical

Fresh, Funny, Wise, Whimsical

Celebrate the Mommy Milestones™ by Lanelle Vasichek
Fresh, funny, whimsical and wise describe the brand new book Celebrate the Mommy Milestones™ by Lanelle Vasichek. It is validating, encouraging and totally focused on the mommy when all else centers around the baby, she refers to as The Boss.
Vasichek admitted feelings, challenges and roles seldom talked about as anything but hormonal shifts and sleep deprivation. Nothing is off limits; bowels, boobs, intimacy, reality colliding with expectation are addressed with wry humor paired with fabulous stylish illustrations by Annette Wood. I found the the running editor, words crossed out and replaced with a gentler version, extremely honest and engaging. I gained appreciation for women of with more modesty and privacy needs than I had before.
Mommy Milestones is a lifeline to mommies that they are awesome no matter how sticky and messy things might be for a while. This book will offer hope, relieve critical self talk and guarantee laughter. Vasichek’s unique Mommy Milestone book will encourage, entertain and delight.
I can’t wait to share this with my daughter in law (I’ll make BIG points in understanding!) and all of my nieces and nephews in the baby time of their lives. It should be in all hospital gift shops, OB offices, and maternity and infant shops.

Response to Dirty Little Secrets in Mighty Nurse

We are only as sick as our secrets and our secrets keep us sick. Working conditions in healthcare are less than optimal.  I think we need to move beyond the grief and resentment and figure out some actual solutions. Without reimbursement, there will be less healthcare, technology, and intervention.  Additionally we each are responsible for our attitudes and actions.

Perhaps it is time to capture the attention of the general public with a massive, advertising campaign teaching them how to give healthcare glowing satisfaction scores. We need a Mary Poppins affect of a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine— the tough stuff, pain, impairment, economic losses of illness separate from the care to address it.  Maybe subliminal messaging embedded in TV’s, EMRs, waiting and family areas, hallways and cafeterias about the wonderful world of healthcare similar to a Disney ride would make everyone happier. Continue reading