September 2015

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Seven Things I wish I had known about childbirth!

Baby / You

Childbirth.  That magical day you have planned for over nine months.  All the books talk about going into labor.  Your OB/GYN will talk to you about various aspects of labor.  You’ll…

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When Getting Pregnant is Hard: Talking about Infertility

“Just relax, it will happen when it’s time!”

“Have you tried _____??”

“Oh, it took us 3 whole months to get pregnant, I know…

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Introducing the bottle….and when it gets refused!

I hear there are babies that seamlessly transition from boob to bottle and back without the bat of an eye. I know nothing of these alleged babies. I dealt with…

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Dealing with All that Crying

Imagine yourself happily sleeping in a comfy chair on the beach while you calmly listen to the sound of the ocean. You are all alone and no one can bother…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Messy: Starting Solids

Your baby is now somewhere between 4 and 6 months old. You’ve got the breastfeeding or bottle feeding thing down. Your little one may even be showing some interest in…

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Packing the Family

The big job of packing for the entire family seems to be a task that always falls on the mother. If I am not uber organized, packing can really stress…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands!” -Elle Woods

For me, there is not much better than…