Sex Day!!! (Finding Out)

It’s 4:23AM on Thursday, November 20th 2014 and Lynette comes back to bed after a “nervous poop”.  I’m as jealous as a pearl-less oyster.  When I’m nervous I lock up as though my bowels are a series of dry ropes and rusty wrenches.I go into the bathroom and eventually drop one single, simple and sad musket ball and when I get up I realize that I’ve been on the toilet for much too long.  I’m the newborn shaky-legged deer on pins and needles feet....more

The New Parents' Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are fast approaching and this may be the first holiday with your new little one.  Often, there is a lot of pressure from family and friends to attend holiday gatherings so that everyone can see your new baby.  Even more often, there are grandparent wars.  Your mother-in-law may bare her fangs for the first time when you start discussing where your baby will be spending Christmas Day....more

Abby’s Story Part 1: The Crazy Banshee

A Quick Note from Katie:Big Thanks to Abby for not only writing this amazing breastfeeding story, but for recording it for all of you to hear!  Now, this is seriously amateur, so don’t judge us too hard, but for those of you who would rather listen than read, download and listen to Part 1 of Abby’s Story with my response!Part One:  The Crazy BansheeBy Abby Y....more

The Birthing Class.

Everyday Parenting: An Interview with Emily K.

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Should We Have a Baby?

Note from Lou: Since I’m doing NaBloPoMo, I’ve enlisted some help from writer-friends. I met Ali five years ago in graduate school (my second graduate program, which is another story). Anyway, I ended up quitting (she graduated), but she and I have stayed friends. The decision to have kids is one I definitely struggled with, and this is often a topic of conversation between Ali and me at our Corner Bakery lunches. I thought her story would be a great perspective for this site....more

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Baby On Board

Everyone knows or has heard of one person who has given birth in a car. The miracle of life defies location.But how often do you see a car giving birth to another car? ...more

Having a Baby vs Owning a Puppy

Recently my husband mentioned to me how a mutual friend of ours tried to compare and relate owning a puppy to having a baby. Keep in mind this friend is married but does not yet have children. I still remember the face I made when my husband began to tell me about the conversation, (I'm sure I have pretty prominent frown lines now). His friend owns a puppyWe have (parent) a baby ...more

Having a Baby vs Owning a Puppy

Recently my husband mentioned to me how a mutual friend of ours tried to compare and relate owning a puppy to having a baby. Keep in mind this friend is married but does not yet have children. I still remember the face I made when my husband began to tell me about the conversation, (I'm sure I have pretty prominent frown lines now). His friend owns a puppyWe have (parent) a baby ...more

His Name is Evelyn