My Birth Playlist: The Calming … and the Hilarious

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By now, I'm sure I've had my baby. My goodness, I hope that I've had my baby! And, as I'm preparing to take a little time off for bonding, adjusting, not sleeping and getting my newborn snuggles in, I've written a few posts ahead of time that we can share while I enjoy said time away. This is one of …
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The Importance of Mom Friends

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Motherhood is an insane journey to be on. Not only do you find yourself loving little creatures more than anything in the world, but you find yourself dealing with all kinds of unimaginable circumstances that you've never encountered before. You find yourself wondering things like: How does one …
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Pregnancy Pains, Woes and Wishes

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For the last 30 weeks I have been nauseated, struggling to keep my face from turning green and my food from coming up. I have started to wobble instead of walk, and I rely on my toddler to help reach my shoes. I feel confident that this is my last pregnancy, so I feel that I should embrace it and …
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A High-Tech Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning — Or “No More Family” Planning

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Now that I've had my third baby, I feel like my family's complete. I feel done having kids. I don't want to be pregnant again. But, I'm only five months postpartum. And while I feel ready to be DONE, I'm not ready to take any permanent measures. It feels so drastic. And final. My OB/GYN and I …
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Why Can’t They Just Stay In Bed!?

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When we first started bed training Evan, it was bliss. He stayed all night and called for me in the morning when he was ready to get his day going. Very similar to his commands from the crib. Easy. I can handle this! That lasted a few short weeks. Actually, days. I'm not sure we even made it a full …
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The Breastfeeding Experience I Didn’t Get the First Time

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I have nursed a child for a combined 10 months of my life --- about 7 months with my first, and I’m 3 months in with my second. And it wasn’t until recently that I nursed in a public place. In fact, I nursed in two different bars last week (don’t worry --- they were family-friendly establishments, …
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The Indoor Stairs Workout (Or, Trying to Get My Baby to Nap in Her Crib)

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I've got a workout for you to try. The only thing you need is a baby, a crib and a set of stairs. Now that we've passed the newborn-sleep-everywhere-and-anywhere stage, I'm trying to get my 4-month-old angel of a baby on a regular sleep schedule. She's falling into a pattern and getting …
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I Wrote Down 15 Things I Love About My Body. Your Turn!

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When I was younger, with the flat-as-a-pancake stomach of youth, I was critical of my perceived bodily flaws. It seems foolish now, because as I've gotten older and so much wiser, I've come to feel comfortable in my own skin and accepting of my body --- appreciating it so much more for what it can …
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