New sleep gym classes for parents

David Lloyd Health clubs in the United Kingdom are offering ‘napercise classes’ or 40 winks classes aimed at exhausted parents. So instead of doing an aerobics workout, step or spin class you get into a comfortable bed and sleep for 45 minutes.

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Moms: Let’s encourage rather than scare each other

This week a pregnant mom with a child in tow, lamented on a parent group on Facebook that instead of an encouraging word, hug or smile, women tend to tell her how busy she’ll be, how it’s going to be so difficult, how her son will suffer because he won’t get her undivided attention and how expensive two kids are, etc.

This got me thinking about why we tend to put the fear of God into parents-to-be, especially when they decide to have more than one.