When Your Mom Friend is Living Your Worst Nightmare

I was a worrier before I had kids, so imagine what happened to my worry when I popped out two in one shot. Then double it. Then double it again. I worry about EVERYTHING. One of them has a bruise, I’m convinced it’s leukemia. I get a cough for a few days, it’s lung cancer. Someone complains of a headache, it’s a brain tumor. Basically I’m terrified that everything in my life is an indicator of cancer....more

Foodie Friday: How to Make Your Own Baby Food

Three years ago, my oldest was just 4 1/2 months old. She was exclusively breastfed and we had no plans on changing that right away. We did know however that making her baby food would be in our future. I checked out books from the library, viewed multiple websites and read reviews on food processors, storage containers and the likes of other baby food making products.I am not a cook. My idea of making dinner normally includes a crock pot or a frozen pizza. I do not like cooking. Making baby food though? Is nothing like cooking. You don’t have to be a chef....more

Little Known Twin Facts

On June 20, 2011 a routine ultrasound changed my life. I heard five words that I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d ever hear, “Well, for starters, there’s two.” It took 30 minutes to get from the doctor’s office to my mom’s work. In utter shock, I typed TWINS into the Google search bar on my phone....more

To My Sons After 2 Weeks of Teething Hell

Dear Miles and Emmett,You are now 42 weeks and 6 days old — almost 10 months since you came out of my belly. These last two weeks, I have wanted to shrink you and put you back in. Between the two of you, you’ve cut or are still cutting nine teeth. Nine. There has been a lot of screaming. There had been very little sleeping....more

Genius or God Awful? Probably Both.

In the last 3 1/2 years of being a parent, I’ve done some, well, questionable things. As far as I know I’ve never made a parenting choice that put my kids in any harm but maybe that’s a fine line?Often I text Mommy-in-Training with some new creative parenting choice I’ve made and often I hashtag “momfail” at the end of the text. She seems to think my tricks are amazing. We really crack each other up with our parenting stories. Oh boy, if you guys knew it all…...more

Attention New Parents: Your Life Is NOT Over Now that You Have Kids

Why do other parents say so much discouraging crap to new moms and dads? I thought the misery-disguised-as-advice was rampant when I was still pregnant, but I had no idea what was to come once I popped those suckers out....more

Friday, July 5, 1996, 12:04 a.m.

(www.sass-pants.com) — I recently rediscovered a stash of childhood journals, which include some laugh-out-loud entries. Like this one. Dear Journal, I just got back from the Lake Tranquility 4th of July party. The fireworks were awesome! ...more

The Catharsis of Mourning Another’s Loss

(www.meowbarkblog.com) — After putting it off for more than a year, I finally read the last three chapters of Marley & Me, in anticipation of the film release later this month. I don’t mean to be giving any spoilers here, but the dog dies at the end, as dogs are wont to do. And it’s not a particularly horrible death except for the horribleness that is death. ...more

Women's Health Giveaway -- 3 Copies of High Heels to Hormones: A Woman's Guide to Spine Care

Women's health blog Lively Women is giving away a copy of High Heels to Hormones: A Woman's Guide to Spine Care by Christina Lasich, MD, to three lucky readers. How to enter: ...more

Just started blogging professionally

Hi there. I'm Kristen King, and I just took over LivelyWomen.com, a b5media blog dedicated to women's health and wellness. I work from home as a full-time freelance writer-editor. I've been blogging at www.inkthinker.blogspot.com for close to a year, and am super psyched about this new opportunity -- and the chance to make a few bucks doing something I really enjoy. ...more

Congratulations on the new professional blogging gig! Both of your sites look ...more