The Possibility of a Second Pregnancy

I want to start this post off with saying that I am not pregnant. When I began talking about writing this post to some close friends and family, every single one of them asked me if I was expecting. Second, I also want to explain briefly that this is a rather delicate topic for me […]

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One of “Those” Parents: Kids with Allergies

I have to be honest: I do not scare easily. I watch horror movies alone before bedtime. I go to haunted attractions where actors in bloody clown suits terrorize guests. I am not afraid to try new foods, take on challenges, fly on planes, and I have never been afraid of spiders. Despite all of […]

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Dear Moms, Stop Scaring Moms-To-Be

Picture it: I’m eight months pregnant at my own baby shower, opening new bottle sets, baby outfits, nursery decorations, car seats, and various other baby goods. It’s a beautiful day. We are celebrating the new life that is going to be coming into the world within the next month by sharing food, cake, laughs, and […]

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Reflections on a Sleeping Baby

A mother’s relationship with sleep is peculiar. She is awake throughout the nights of her pregnancy, prepping her child’s nursery or rearranging the kitchen cabinets. Then, when her baby is born, she spends her nights feeding or rocking him for hours on end until the soft glow of the sunrise creeps through the window cracks. […]

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How We Weaned Our Baby Off of the Pacifier

Pacifiers are a heavily debated topic in parenting circles. If you don’t have children, that statement probably sound absurd, but it is true. There are theories about pacifiers preventing children from speaking on time, issues of dental development, and even nipple confusion. When our son was first born I was set on breastfeeding. I wanted […]

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