As new parents, we had no idea what we were actually doing – or what we would actually need. These items are, for me, Baby Registry Essentials.
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My momcation wasn’t just about friendship and taking a break. It was about making all those seemingly me-centric things a part of my child-centric life.
I recently had my fourth baby. Before I gave birth, I was put on bed rest in the hospital for five days. Those were the longest five days of my life! Here’s a little peek at what was going on inside my head: That needle! I have to pee again. Who’s knocking at the door this time? […]
I am only 17 weeks along with my second baby, and here’s what I’ve learned from this pregnancy so far. Second Pregnancy Epiphanies Morning sickness is not always mild. With my first, I had about 14 weeks of morning sickness. I would either throw up and it was gone or I would feel a […]
After my husband and I were married, I ran outside to meet him at the front door every day in the evening. After being away from home for twelve long hours, it was exciting to see each other. I’d run and jump into his arms. Then comes baby! The first pregnancy was easy on my […]
I came across a photo of a lit candle and text that hit me out of nowhere like a ton of bricks. “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.”
As my son’s 4th birthday approaches, I can’t help but reminisce about how he burst into this world. The truth is, I don’t remember one second of the actual moment he arrived. Not his first cry, not what he looked like fresh out of the womb, not holding him to my chest. I’ll explain why […]
My skincare/beauty routine changes with the seasons, given the weather and sometimes even my mood! But there is no greater change to my overall routine than during pregnancy.
Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.
Postpartum Anxiety. What all expecting and new moms need to know about this overlooked condition, including what they can do to overcome it.