The Truth About Motherhood

There’s a club, more exclusive than the Junior League, the country club, or any other social/philanthropic women’s club, it’s called the Mommy Brigade also known as the bliss/insanity that is Motherhood. Ok, yes, there are many, many women in this club, from all countries and walks of life but do you know of any other club where the initiation rite is producing a human being? ...more

Depressed Mothers are at Risk of Having Infants With Sleep Issues

 A new study suggests that moms who suffer from depression when their children are born are at risk of having babies with severe sleep issues. These kids also are more likely to suffer with depression during early childhood. Infants born to depressed mothers took longer to fall asleep at night during the first six months. They also had frequent but much shorter periods of sleep during the day. ...more

Abstinence: A Dead End At The End of Hoochie Lane

Bristol Palin was hired by the Candie's Foundation  "to educate America's youth about the devastating consequences of teenage pregnancy." But Bristol's co-worker, the face of Candie's fashion Britney Spears, practically has an ENTER HERE sign on her own penis garage.  Will we ever stop ignoring the facts at the expense of young girls?   ...more

C-sections- Five Years & Beyond (Part 1)

Five years has past since my first and only C-section.  I shared my experience, and my feelings about my C-section last week in the post, My C-section- Five Years Later.  This was the third part in a series of C-section posts I have written.  The first post in the series, The Reality of C-sections, has generated a wide va ...more

What It Takes to Let the Girl Go- Meditation on Motherhood

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Future Mama Drama--Am I Alone?

I've seen countless articles full of advice for moms with kids. Especially for women who have young children--Potty training seems to be a difficult task. It's fun glancing at those articles, and possible storing a tip or two to pull out several years from now when that's a problem I'm having to tackle. It's fun to hear about pregnant women, advice on pregnancy and what to expect... ...more

The Curse of Too Much Information

Early on, silly me, I promised myself I wouldn't open the pages of a pregnancy book. I had less than nine months to get in order my "to read" list of books--the ones I'd always wanted to but not gotten around to, the unfinished novels I'd had on my nightstand, the big ones, and the mindless ones. Each night, they stared at me from my shelves, and me at them. I counted them, I rearranged them, I read a few, and then I broke down and bought one--just one--book on birthing. ...more

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

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Obsessed with Death

So, yesterday I watched Oprah.  Something I NEVER do.. and of all days, I watched it yesterday when it had Matt's story of his wife Liz dying hours after the birth of their daughter.  My third child, a son will be born later next month via c-section and I am obsessed with the fact that I too could develop a blood clot.  Anyone could, right? Life is such a scary thing.  So many twists and turns and you never know what could happen.. and now I sit here worrying.  Am I normal? ...more

Respect to the duty and those who wish they had one

I used to think people who said they like being pregnant are liars. How can you really like it? What's to like? You have a big belly, lots of extra weight and you're tired all the time. How can you like a life like that? ...more