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...
From balloons in boxes to candy filled cakes to cracking eggs on your forehead, there is no shortage of ways to announce the gender of your baby. It's all super cute to watch and sometimes you even tear up....
When I was pregnant with my first born, I did what most soon-to-be moms did, I read up on what to expect with having a baby. The section I did skip over was the type of deliveries you can...
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...
Third pregnancy. You’d think your body has “been there done that!” That is a lie in my case.  First two pregnancies seemed like a breeze! A cake walk! And I still get questioned, “are you sure you’re having another girl...
If you could choose to have a leap year baby born on February 29th, would you? This is a question my husband and I posed ourselves when we realized that our second child, whose due date is February 27th,...
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...
Yesterday we celebrated the wedding of my brother-in-law. It was a beautiful wedding and I am extremely happy that I was blessed to be a part of it to witness their love story. The beginning of their new lives...
"Michele, bacon Gouda!" the Starbucks barista calls out.   I start making my way through the crowd.   I really miss those days.  The days when my daughter would sleep through anything in her heavy car seat that I could...
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....
It's official, I'm pregnant with my second child and boy is it different. Between the worry over losing this pregnancy and the busy life of raising a toddler, I have to say this second pregnancy is just astronomically different...
I should start by saying that I have never “Googled “(somehow this has become a verb in the past decade) so much since becoming pregnant and then a mother. It started out so innocently with, “Can I drink coffee while...
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...
When you're pregnant and expecting a baby, even it you aren't a first time mother, you don't think a whole lot about postpartum recovery and the "4th Trimester." Your mind is filled with the joys of how it will...

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