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Our Greatest Blessing

As hard as having kids can be, I often think about how much harder it is for women who struggle to have them. I’m still working on accepting my post baby body. I’ve tried to reframe this and be thankful I am able to have a baby body at all.…

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9 Tips for Baby Shower Gifts

I’ve been to countless baby showers by now, and I feel like it’s time to impart some wisdom regarding the dos and don’ts of baby shower gift giving. Do NOT give blankets, stuffed animals, or other suffocation hazards. They are not allowed to be around babies because they contribute to…

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The Impact of Delivery

I’ve had a couple of moms tell me recently about how they delivered their child in like an hour and a half from start to finish and never had time for an epidural. I’ve heard of moms who almost delivered in the car or the hospital hallway. It’s made me…

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11 Ways to Get Through Morning Sickness

Let’s first begin by acknowledging that “morning sickness” is a plague upon women that can strike at any time, or in my case, it could be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But from suffering comes perspective and from perspective comes wisdom. So let me impart what I’ve…

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Food is a Gift

I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for most of my life, but pregnancy had a huge impact. I learned that food is a gift, not the enemy. I spent several years, before becoming pregnant, with a nutritionist and therapist working through body image issues that stemmed from childhood. I…

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11 Baby Essentials for the Fourth Trimester

Pregnant with baby number one, and you have no idea what to buy besides a crib? I’ve compiled a list of essentials that can help steer you in the right direction. There are so many products out there. It can be hard to choose what is best for you. Peruse…

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9 Weird Things I Did When I Was Pregnant

Pregnancy is notorious for bringing out the oddest cravings and behaviors in women. Here are a few that I personally experienced, and I added a bonus section that includes some goodies from my friends and family. I would carry packs of Cinnamint Orbit gum with me everywhere to smell when…

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Bye Bye Bread

What is your reaction to the picture attached to this article? I can smell the fresh boule coming out of the oven, begging to be slathered with butter. I can feel its flaky crust and soft center as I begin to tear off a piece. The heat burns my fingers…

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Super Mom

Every Saturday morning I meet my dad for yoga and breakfast. He’s very busy during the week, and Saturday morning has become our family time. My brother often joins us for breakfast, but first, we do yoga. We take an early morning class, to which we must arrive 15 minutes…

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Baby V is Here!

So far, I’ve only had the chance to introduce my older daughters, L & R. Baby V joined the clan in December at 10:16 in the morning, weighing 8lbs 3oz and measuring 21 inches long. Now, as you’ll soon find out, I am not usually the kind of mom to…