pregnancy and parenthood

The real reason second-time moms “care less”

There is a hilarious video circulating the Internet of a mom showcasing the differences in how she prepared for the birth of her first child vs. how she prepares with littles already running around. It pokes fun of the contrast in the glamor that we create around first-time pregnancies – and how this glamor abruptly… Continue reading The real reason second-time moms “care less”

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On Parenthood: 11 months 

Our little man is as sweet, animated and mischievous as ever. This past month has been one exhausting game of chase, keeping up with his innocent curiosity and newly-acquired mobility. He has picked up some serious speed! Items of greatest interest include pretty much anything that is off limits, especially the shiny dog bowls. He no longer… Continue reading On Parenthood: 11 months 

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The one warning that we should be giving to expectant mothers

Thanks to Facebook's "On This Day," feature, I saw a blog I had written on this day one year ago countering all the negative warnings that people innocently give to expectant mothers, as if we are doomed for a life of "never agains."  These innocent warnings are intensified with comments of how much we stand to lose… Continue reading The one warning that we should be giving to expectant mothers

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2017: gracefully exiting survival mode

As I head into the new year, I'm working on a "less is more" resolution, and I'm surprised just how much of this can apply to my motherhood journey in particular. I'm part of countless groups and resources online pertaining to parenthood. There are groups for your health, for your sanity, for your entertainment ...… Continue reading 2017: gracefully exiting survival mode

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What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

I wanted to call this one of those  "What no one tells you" blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester - problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to… Continue reading What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

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We can calculate our pregnancies, but not our babies

There's an app for everything from tracking our fertility, comparing our growing bumps to weird fruits and vegetables, and timing our contractions during labor. Then after we have the baby, the temptation to calculate only continues with apps for logging nursing sessions, sleep patterns, wet diapers, and more. So. many. logs.  While I enjoyed being able to… Continue reading We can calculate our pregnancies, but not our babies

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5 things during pregnancy I would’ve done differently

There are a lot of bucket lists already out there for first time pregnant moms - but I found many of them overwhelming. Looking back, here are the simplest things I wish I would've done more of. Do all the adult things: There are two kinds of pregnant: The glorious, glowing kind and the holy-shit-I'm-a-hot-mess kind. I… Continue reading 5 things during pregnancy I would’ve done differently

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On Parenthood: one month old

The last time I celebrated monthly anniversaries was many, many years ago during my juvenile dating days. Then life happened; I grew up, got married, and suddenly celebrating love on monthly markers grew silly. That is until last month, when I met the greatest love of of all - my baby boy. It has reignited that giddy desire to… Continue reading On Parenthood: one month old