7 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Pregnant Woman

Having a baby isn't easy. Listening to ignorant comments while you're going through your pregnancy can make things worse. This is a list of things that you should never, ever say to a person that's expecting....more
HAHAH YEAH BECKY ! lol.  I wrote a blog similar to this as well while I was pregnant.   People ...more

When Two Become Three: New Additions and New Emotions

When Two Become Three...more

Marriage Kindergarten: The Good, The Poo, and The Ugly

 Basic rule of thumb: Never google childbirth if you are pregnant. I made that mistake when I was nine months along. There's just so much blood, and grunting, and bodily fluid, and panting. And to put the icing on the cake, your husband gets to watch the whole gritty process....more

Is it safe to drink lemon water during pregnancy?

Lemon is the most versatile and wonderful fruit which we had. The juice of the lemon is about 5 to 6% of citric acid, which gives it a sour taste. It has several health benefits and used in different cooking and baking recipes.Lemon water is a great refreshing drink, which helps us to stay calm and cool.  It is one of the most popular magic potions in the fitness community. The basic idea behind that when we wake up in the morning and drink lemon water it helps in alkalized our body and promotes healthy digestion. Thus, it improves overall health too....more

Why Mom Anxiety Starts During Pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant is a pretty unreal experience. When I first got the “positive” reading, it took a while for it to sink in. The moment my baby’s future Nana handed me a gift bag with a congratulatory card and the softest plush lamb and blanket combo, it hit me. All of the blood in my body rushed to my face, and I was sure that I was about to pass out. Realizing that there is a human growing inside of you triggers a variety of emotions; I felt excited, nervous, important, and mostly terrified. Sure, I was making a human, but one day that human has to come out....more

Miscarrying at 8 weeks: By Jen Oliak

I found out today, I will be miscarrying soon.  I am going to be 43 years old in a few weeks.  The first prenatal check up is usually scheduled at week 8.  It is a long wait between getting the positive pregnancy test and getting confirmation via ultrasound that you do, in fact, have a little life growing inside....more

What's so funny about a man getting pregnant?

I recently read The Fourth Procedure by Stanley Pottinger, in which, during a surgical procedure, a man is given a uterus containing a fertilized egg.  He is enraged when he finds out, afraid that if it becomes public knowledge he’ll be a laughingstock.  Turns out he’s right.  But I don’t get it.  What’s so funny about a man getting pregnant?...more

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light - Coping with Postpartum Depression

I have been dealing with some form of depression and anxiety for most of my life. I am 37 years old and I honestly can barely remember a time when this was not part of me. Part of my every day. Part of who I am. Over the years I have tried a lot of methods of self help and professional help to get through the vast fields of dead flowers in my mind to try and find the sunshine and soft new blooms that I know are there. Some things work, some don't, but I had found a way to mostly manage my every day despite some slips backwards here and there....more

9 Months or Bust

I am ungracefully stumbling into my 7th month of pregnancy. This is my experience - although I am sure many others can relate.1st MonthBy far the best month of being pregnant. The biggest and really - the only reason is because most women don’t know they’re pregnant.  It’s lovely! No puking, no irrational crying (well, aside from the feminine norm), no constant feeling of being hung-over, unless you indulged in several margaritas and tequila shots the night before! What’s not to love about month one? We are blissfully ignorant!...more