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...

The Fresh48

When it comes to preparing for baby, one area that is easy to overlook is planning for photos. Most likely, one of the things you will pack is your point & shoot camera and of course your trusty cell phone...

The Gift Of Experience

There must be something in the water this year because it seems as though it is the season of baby showers. So many of my friends are choosing to start their families and I couldn’t be happier for them....
The journey to our second child was long and unexpected. This is a very emotional topic for me as it probably is for any other couples who have been down this road. It was not something I shared loosely with...
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...
"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...
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,...
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...
It's wintertime, and that means cold and flu season is upon us. Ordinarily, when I get sick I'll take a natural cough syrup and drink lots of herbal tea. If it's a really nasty bug that won't go away after...

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Tips For Enjoying Night Of Lights OC This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here in Orange County and events for the family are back! From ice skating to tree lightings, Santa visits to...