I always wanted three kids. To be exact, I wanted a boy, a girl, and then another boy. In hindsight, I am glad I had the girl first because after having my boy, I don't think we would have had...
If you’re reading this, then I’m going to assume you had a baby in recent memory. If so, I’d say that at some point you were advised to “do your Kegels regularly.” I’m also putting $100 on the fact...
Have you ever noticed how much influence societal norms can have on the family size you have? I mean, think about it—practically everything was designed for the two-kid household. Homes most often come in the three bed, two bath...
Dear my sweet, cute P.I.T.A (Pain In The You Know What) Challenging One-Year-Old Today is your first birthday and although we love you, a lot...I still don't know how we survived your first year.  Let me reminisce for a moment...
Labor was nothing like what I expected it to be.  From what I had heard from other mamas, it was supposed to be easy.  My water was supposed to break in the middle of the night, or in some...
When I was a new mom, a pelvic physical therapist visited my Mommy-and-Me class one day to educate us on postpartum health and wellness. I was eager to learn more about this topic because I didn't feel very knowledgeable...
Dear First-Time Mom, I see you.  I am SO here for you.  I was you not that long ago.  And trust me, you are NOT alone.  You are NOT a hot mess.  And you are doing a GREAT job....
I remember my first experience with anxiety like it was yesterday.  My parents had just told me that they were moving out of state to retire, leaving my brother and me to carry on our lives here in Anaheim...
So here is some excellent info for new and expectant moms.   I've been thinking a lot about this lately since I'm expecting myself.  I say information instead of advice because no one asked for my advice but sometimes by sharing...
I've been told that #2 is a game changer, and even though my little girl isn't here yet - I can already tell it's TRUE! The truth...I haven't been "adulting" very well lately. On top of being pregnant, I haven't...
I miscarried, and I’m okay. It’s strange, the ways having a daughter transforms you. Some are cliché and obvious, and some you don’t anticipate. For example, I am now a feminist. It’s hard for me to understand why I haven’t always...
Should we do it? My husband and I thought it would be a *stellar* idea to have our second child right away. After all, why would we think otherwise? As ridiculous sounding as this may be, our first child was...
I knew I was pregnant.  You know, that feeling you get when things don't feel quite right?  When you wake up vomiting?   Yeah, that's how I knew FOR SURE I was pregnant.   I immediately texted my friends.  I peed...

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