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It was February 2011, when the ultrasound tech announced that my husband and I would be having a boy. As my husband high-fived the tech, I stared at the screen not knowing what I was going to do with a...
“If I ever knew you would be so upset, I would never have asked for a baby brother.” Hearing these words made me pause and reflect on what exactly I was doing wrong as a soon-to-be mama of two....
Everyone can agree that pregnancy is a daunting experience. Forty weeks can feel like a lifetime punctuated by vast bodily changes that vary from exciting to downright miserable. It’s a marathon, and the finish line is a successful birth,...
It was about 2 o'clock in the morning. The baby had been crying for hours, and the only way to calm him was to pace the floor or nurse him.  I was sore, tired, and angry. So, I woke...
They placed him in my arms, and I looked him over a million times with a sense of wonder I had never felt before.  There he was. The one I carried, adored, and worried over for 9 months. He was...
I follow Sandra Boynton on Facebook. If you don't, do yourself a favor and follow. She is the amazing author of some of our favorite classic books like: Blue Hat, Green Hat, But Not the Hippopotamus, Birthday Monsters!, Belly Button...
And just like that, it's happening, I am turning 40! How? Why? I just don't understand. What do they say, 40 is over the hill? But that can't be me. I'm not old. I don't feel at all how...
As I rushed back to my car, checking the time to see how late I would be getting to the office, I looked around and noticed the other moms. They were strolling to their cars in their yoga pants...
Think back on your pre-mom days. What were your favorite things to do alone? Read a book? Travel? Watch your favorite show? Now, snap back to reality. What are your favorite things to do alone since having kids? I...
Maternity leave is not what a mother is “supposed” to think about when she realizes she is expecting. I don’t know that I have ever talked to anyone who admitted that one of their first thoughts was fear about...

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