I appreciate my husband, even if I never tell him so

A few weeks ago my husband had to go into work on a Saturday.  There had been a sudden influx of business and some technical issues. He eagerly accepted, as he does most opportunities for overtime, and let me know that he wouldn’t be home that Saturday.At first I was a little put out.  As a stay at home mom the weekend means one thing, and one thing only, help.When the weekend finally rolls around, it’s all hands on deck.I can usually take a shower by myself.I don’t need to keep the door open while I poop....more

Reasons why a toddler is the very worst pregnancy wingman

Being pregnant is a wonderful, amazing, miracle of an experience.  You get to create this life inside of you, and then feel it grow and develop.  Eventually you baby grows to become a tiny person that you will grow to love more than you ever thought was humanly possible.  Plus, there is nothing quite as wonderful as new baby snuggles....more

Reasons why a toddler is the very worst pregnancy wingman

Being pregnant is a wonderful, amazing, miracle of an experience.  You get to create this life inside of you, and then feel it grow and develop.  Eventually you baby grows to become a tiny person that you will grow to love more than you ever thought was humanly possible.  Plus, there is nothing quite as wonderful as new baby snuggles....more

Reasons why a toddler is your must have pregnancy wingman

Being pregnant is a wonderful, amazing, miracle of an experience.  You get to create this life inside of you, and then feel it grow and develop.  Eventually you baby grows to become a tiny person that you will grow to love more than you ever thought was humanly possible.  Plus, there is nothing quite as wonderful as new baby snuggles.Pregnancy may be a wonderful, amazing, miracle, but it’s also the most goddamn exhausting experience of your life....more

What is Implantation Bleeding and What to Do about It

Pregnancy can come with a lot of ups and downs, from finding out that you’re pregnant, to living your life in a healthy way to make sure both mom and baby come out well on the other side of it.  If you are trying to get pregnant (or think you are) but have noticed a light bleeding before you were expecting your monthly to start, there is a chance this could be implantation bleeding, and that you are, in fact, pregnant. What is implantation bleeding?...more

Ten surefire gifts for any mom on your list this Christmas

Well, it’s Christmas week*.  I don’t know how that happened (time has lost all meaning since I became a parent), but it did. ...more

Back Pain During Pregnancy

On top of prepping for a new baby in your home, growing that baby inside you, and in many cases the morning sickness that accompanies it, you’re now experiencing back pain. As much as you may hate to hear it, back pain is a common ailment, with 50 to 70% of pregnant women experiencing it. The good news is that it can be soothed. Depending on what is the cause of your back pain, the remedy can be a simple modification to your everyday habits....more

Later in life pregnancies

I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby....more

Ten surefire gifts for any mom on your list this Christmas

Well, Thanksgiving week has finally arrived.  I don’t know how that happened, it was summer about a week ago, but suddenly the leaves are all falling from the trees and I am staring down the barrel of making dinner for 20 on Thursday.Between mouthfuls of what will hopefully be the most delicious bird anyone in my family has ever eaten, we will inevitably discuss Christmas and what is at the top of everyone’s wish list this year....more
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