There's A WakWak In Your Lawn (Or Your House's Roof)

Filipinos are a funny lot (don't get me wrong, I am one)....more

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk in new study

If you're pregnant and have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), you baby's risk of autism is increased.That's what a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) has found. The study, which analyzed the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in 322,323 children born between 1995 and 2009. They tracked the children from from when they were born until  (for the 3,388 who had ASD) they were diagnosed with ASD. They found that of the 3,388 kids who developed ASD:- 115 kids were exposed to pre-existing type 2 diabetes...more


Hubby and I took advantage of this perfect 68 degree April Sunday by visiting a local park near our new apartment (we even did a little jogging with the stroller and baby!) and it was quintessentially the most beautiful weekend afternoon. While there, we passed a rather pregnant mama-to-be and I had to ask hubby, "did I really ever look like that!?" It was only 3 months ago that I was carrying our little sweet pea and yet amnesia seems to have already taken place....more

5 Nutrition Books That Fueled My 50lb Weight Loss Journey

==>> 5 Nutrition Books That Fueled My 50 Lb Weight Loss!...more

The Truth About Postpartum Weight Loss

So, here I am, 15 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, 9 weeks postpartum.  I saw this coming.  First of all, it's my third baby, so I'm familiar with the postpartum weight loss journey.  But this time, not only am I in my late 30's, but I also gained more weight with this pregnancy than with my first two.  Sigh.  But I lost all of my baby weight with the first two babies, and I know I can do it again! ...more

The Worst April Fools Joke

 April Fools' Day is one I have never understood.  For kids, I can see how it's entertaining to pull juvenile pranks on friends.  As adults, I have yet to get the humor in it.  I don't know, it just seems immature and a waste of time in my overly blunt honest opinion.  There is one joke in particular I really have never understood.  The "I'm Pregnant" Joke. ...more

Having Another Baby??? A "Facebook Chat"

My second daughter will be seven months on the 26th. I had a moment the other day, while watching both of my girls “playing” on the floor, that made me feel so content. Content with my two girls and our family of four. My husband and I agreed that we’d wait until the first birthday to decide if a surgery (damn straight for him!) will take place. I’m feeling pretty certain that this will occur. While we’re waiting, my body decided to have a Facebook chat, recently, about the whole topic:...more
Haha I think I've had this "chat" before too...more

9 Ways Pregnancy Prepares A Woman For Motherhood

When I was pregnant with my second child, I had an epiphany.  I realized that being pregnant was preparing me for the physical, mentally, and the emotional roller coaster that I will have to endure in motherhood for the rest of my life.  Let me explain.  Pregnancy can be a beautiful and wonderful experience.  It can also be tiring,...more

Study shows breastfeeding longer leads to greater earnings as an adult

(DISCLAIMER: I know not everyone can--or wants to--breastfeed. This isn't a judgmental piece; I'm just sharing the results of a new study.)Researchers at Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil looked at the lives of 3,493 infants born in Pelotas, Brazil until they were about 30 years old. They measured their IQs and asked them about things like educational achievement and their income....more

Lie #4: You Will Definitely Love Breastfeeding (and Your Baby) Right Away

Most pregnant women dream of the moment their babies are born.  A pregnant mama imagines that the moment her baby takes his first breath, she will fall deeply and madly in love....more