Author Archives: Sera Ansardi

Latched Mama Featured For Progressive Pro-Parent Work Policies

Parents to teachers, students to employees, it’s no secret that COVID-19 profoundly impacted EVERYONE’S way of life. From social distancing to virtual learning, individuals were swiftly expected to adapt to the “new normal”- and without much prior warning. There is one demographic in particular, however, that faced a highly distinctive set of challenges. When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Social Media Star Shamed For Exhibiting NORMAL Motherhood Behavior

In recent years, it has become widely available knowledge that breastfeeding your child for any amount of time provides them with some pretty amazing health advantages. These benefits include the transmission of ultra-valuable antibodies, which provide your child with top-notch protection against viruses, pathogens, certain cancers, diabetes, and SO much more. However- these benefits DON’T expire after a certain age.

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New Zealand Unanimously Votes To Approves Paid Leave After Miscarriage

New Zealand has long been known for its progressive maternity leave policies, granting employees up to 26 weeks of government-funded paternal leave payments as well as up to 52 weeks of unpaid leave. However, this week, the New Zealand Parliament expanded the parameters of what qualifies individuals for paid maternity leave, to now include parents who have suffered a miscarriage

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Asking Moms When They’ll Have Another Baby Isn’t As Inoccent As It Seems

“So, when’s the next one coming?” a loving and well-intentioned family member eagerly asked a freshly-postpartum and extremely flustered me. I hesitantly looked down at my three-week-old baby, still squishy and bald, arching her back to ease the pain of her reflux as she insatiably nursed at my breast. “The next one?” I thought to myself. “My uterus still hasn’t

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How To Create (and Keep!) A Virtual-School Schedule

Keeping your kids on schedule while virtual schooling can be a struggle. Although your school district may be doing a great job at implementing “periods” and mandatory class sessions to ensure that everyone stays on track during the actual school day, that isn’t always enough. What goes down during the evening and morning hours during the virtual-school semester also has

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