She Says, "But They're Home With You Now"

I have a condition. A condition called "pre-mourning." I don't call it that, my "expen$ive friend" *coughtherapistcough* does. The lovely lady that I pay a very pretty penny to sit across from me and chat tells me this is the condition I have. I lament the loss of what is to be whilst I have it sitting right in front of me. Pre-mourning. ...more

Alexandra,

I completely get this! Though I waffle between wishing certain times away too much ... more

She Says, "But They're Home With You Now"

I have a condition. A condition called "pre-mourning." I don't call it that, my "expen$ive friend" *coughtherapistcough* does. The lovely lady that I pay a very pretty penny to sit across from me and chat tells me this is the condition I have. I lament the loss of what is to be whilst I have it sitting right in front of me. Pre-mourning. ...more

Alexandra,

I completely get this! Though I waffle between wishing certain times away too much ... more

Dear Body: Just When I Was Beginning To Like You

Life is a funny thing. Life is a funny thing, Mama. Look at any random magazine cover, and the headlines all scream “Like yourself better!” and “Be awesome in 10 days or less!” Self help and self improvement books threaten to burst the shelves at any book store from the weight of all the titles. All screaming for you! You! To buy and become a better you. A you that is different from what you are. ...more

Wish we could all believe this when we're 15!

Nina ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

That's a great idea! (The ethnic name sites for characters' parents, etc.)

Nina ... more

A Call for the End of Birthday Party Presents

Having my kids attend birthday parties is a budget item in my life – one that is expensive, and annoying, and time consuming. And so, I make a call for the end of having to buy other kids birthday presents. Below, I have drafted an email that I plan to send to any parent who invites my child to a birthday party, effective immediately. Feel free to use this email in your own social circles. I like providing useful tools like this to my friends....more

I'm on board. Hate buying presents because I know they get returned 80% percent of the time. And ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

Ok, so Stretton is a strong last name with the hard 't' and 'n' ending. I'd avoid names with the ... more

The Scars We Can See ... and Those We Can't

And I have one big scar that runs across my lower belly that is from the birth of my daughters. The c-section I had to have because they were both breech. I have tried to love that scar, but I can't. It's ugly. You see, my skin keloids, and so the scar is not a thin, flat, straight line, but rather an ugly red, hard, lumpy thing. I can't yet see the beauty of it; that without that scar, the birth of my daughters would've been painful and possibly catastrophic to our lives. ...more

Women so need to hear this, AND believe it. Wonderful post!

Nina ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

And all 3 sound perfect together. :)

Nina :)

http://ninabadzin.com

THE WRITING ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

Kiri- I'm so excited to help. First, a few questions, boy for girl? (I can do both, of course!) ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

that you'll find me in the blogosphere when you have the baby! I have to know what you decide. ... more

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