Posts by Michelle

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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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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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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…

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Potty Training: The 3 Day Method

Disclaimer: I am NOT a potty training expert and I in no way claim to be one! I am just a mom who successfully potty trained my son using this…

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The dark side of becoming a mom: Postpartum Depression

I’m a very type A person.  I’m a planner. I’m a learner. I’m organized. I’m always prepared. When I was pregnant with my first child I read ALL the books….

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Cloth Diapering 101

Unless you are already well versed on cloth diapering, I already know what you’re thinking… “Groooooossss!!”,  “I could NEVER do THAT!”, “Disposable diapers are SO MUCH EASIER!!”.

Believe me, that…

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Returning to Work: Pumping

Pumping mom: Level Expert

There really should be some sort of merit badge for pumping breast milk.  If you’re an exclusively pumping mama then you deserve a trophy!…

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Returning to Work: The Basics

Not surprisingly, the whole concept of returning to work after having a baby starts the day you get pregnant.  I wish we lived in a society that treated maternity leave…

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Returning to Work: The Struggle.

The decision to return to work after having a baby is a very emotional one.  For some moms, they have to go back to work. Their family may depend on…