Why Babycenter Made me Mad (reason #486)

My best friend, who is 30 weeks pregnant, sent me her weekly recap that she receives from BabyCenter. Besides the usual comparisons of a baby to a fruit or vegetable ("Aww, our grape became a kiwi, became an orange, and is now a cabbage! Hi cabbage!"), the article talks about the strain on your relationship that is surely to occur soon, and last for a long time (insert dramatic music and dimmed lights), unless you start working relentlessly on preventing it....more

Making Your Own Baby Food

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Baby Vaccinations

We all have at least heard something regarding the endless debates over the past couple of years, that have been centered around baby vaccinations.  As a new parent, I tried to read up on as much information that I could, and also spoke to some of our friends in the medical field to make up my mind about having my son receive all of his vaccinations....more

DON'T PANIC (Or: Hey New Moms! Take Two Of These And Call Me In The Morning)

I had an addiction. I freely admit that now. It was an addiction that lasted throughout the entirety of my first pregnancy and for most of the first year of my daughter's life. It was an addiction that I could not shake, even though I had moments of clarity when I knew that the object of my addiction was not good for me. Because even though I knew that it wasn't good for me, knew that it undermined me, knew that it kept me in a state of panic, I really believed that I couldn't go on without it. ...more

As a L&D nurse, I hear it so often how women are so fearful of so much of what goes on ...more

This is Your Booty Call

I was recently having dinner with friends and we commented how the scandals surrounding presidencies have changed over time. It went from no pot, to not inhaling, to DUIs or I did a little blow. And we laughed about how future pundits towards the middle of the century will be commenting on how strange and secretive the new president must be because she didn't post nude photos of herself on MySpace as a teenager. ...more

If I were trying to get pregnant, I would sign up for the texts then feel annoyed when I ...more