I Do Not Like Soup

Do you ever look at your co-workers across the desk (or through the telephone and interwebs, like I do) and ask yourself "Who are these people and why in the heck do I work with them?" Don't get me wrong, the people who work at BlogHer, Inc are smart, talented, funny and a pleasure to work with 99% of the time. They just have one really big fault - they are all soup fanatics. ...more
Denise....I just don't what to say or how to bridge the gap this revelation creates between ...more

Morning sickness - beneficial to mother and baby?

When I became pregnant with my first child after a 13-month long roller-coaster ride of trying to conceive (including two rounds of IUI - intrauterine insemination), I admit that at first I welcomed morning sickness with open arms. However it didn't take long for the novelty to wear off and it became a sort of love-hate relationship. I loved the dry heaves I experienced every morning for the first trimester of my pregnancy for the reassurance they provided me that a life really was growing within me. But I also loathed the waves of nausea that lasted most of the day, especially when I needed to carry on with my 9 to 5 job, business as usual. I think for most women, morning sickness is a mixed bag - a blessing and a curse if you will. It would be nice to know that those barfy feelings are somehow contributing to towards a healthy pregnancy, wouldn't it? I recently came upon a study (from 2000) that shows morning sickness does, in fact, serve an actual beneficial function for both mama and baby, which may be some consolation to the women currently in the throes of it. ...more