Baby Bound in the Jazz Age

A Bastille Day Baby 1926In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents,...more

Swan Song for an Expectant Mother

Published in Feminine Collective. I used to read my horoscope occasionally just for fun, but I didn’t put much stock in it. In fact, I was skeptical of anything I considered to border on divination or the occult. Sure, as a teen, there were slumber parties with séances and Ouija boards, but I never took any of it seriously. So I couldn’t believe I was consulting a tarot reader when I was pregnant with my second child....more

Fact: My Empty Uterus Does Not Define My Self-Worth

My husband and I had almost been married two years when I finally stopped letting the fact that we didn’t have kids yet get to me. After hundreds of questions, people telling us that they were pregnant before they told anyone else (I started to think this was some sick joke), and many tears I finally overcame the feelings and self-doubt I had been dealing with for longer than I can remember. Here are nine things I realized when I stopped letting my empty uterus define my self-worth: ...more
So what if you don't ever have kids?  Would your life end?  Would your husband divorce you?  ...more

Titles and Professions to Know When Pregnant

When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula  and so on!While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and  titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?...more

I Finally Put My Jeans On

Christine Cox, The Choosy Mommy...more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: 34 Weeks, Names Changes, and More

Before we really get into the pregnancy talk this week, I want to share with you all a few changes happening here on the blog. ...more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: 30 Weeks and Counting

It's amazing how much time has already passed in this pregnancy! 30 weeks, means there are only about 10 weeks left. That's still a good 2 1/2 months, but whoa, the time is flying by!What's even more amazing is 25 Weeks...more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: Full of Questions

Today has been one of those days, the one where I'm just asking myself all kinds of questions....more

Frustration...

Uggh....I'm not getting to this here blog like I want. It's frustrating me. But, so is the endlessly dirty, disorganized, and messy house these days. If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm either busy helping Hun with something, while we both battle Baby Boy's inquiries and ever more endless interruptions, trying to get a little rest or relaxation, cooking, sweeping the kitchen floor for the one millionth time (it seems), feeling a bit sluggish, or just generally not getting anything done....more

Postpartum Essentials

You've done all your research and shopping for everything baby could possibly need, but what about you? Did you remember to remember you? It is so important to take care of yourself so you can be the best shape possible and enjoy that blissful newborn stage. Recovering from childbirth is certainly not glamorous and perhaps not something you want to think about before your first delivery, but take my word for it--you'll want to have this stuff on hand!  ...more
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