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Flying with Toddlers and Preschoolers

If your family is anything like mine, you and your kids will be flying plenty to visit family all over the country. Babies are fairly intuitive with their…

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Organization: Baby’s Records

This morning, my friend (and fellow writer) Michelle and I hosted a baby shower for one of our good friends. I got her my staple gift (minky blanket) I give all…

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Seven Things I wish I had known about childbirth!

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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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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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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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Organization: The Family!

I don’t care if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, organization is KEY to your sanity. The organization begins the second you become a mom. You need to…

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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…

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Friendship Changes

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When you’re pregnant, you expect things to change in your life after the baby is born. I knew my social life would change, but I had no idea what truly…

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The Unreliable Friend

I hate how motherhood has made me such an unreliable friend, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having 3 young kids, a dog, and a husband with a…

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Surviving the First Few Weeks of Motherhood

Whether you have a cesarean or vaginal birth, recovery is tough. If the baby isn’t keeping you up constantly in the hospital, your nurses will help ensure you don’t catch…

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Sharing Your Miscarriage

I never understood why miscarriages were such a hush-hush topic. When you go through your own, it feels like you’re one in a million dealing with this type of loss,…