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  • Celebrating a Child’s Holiday Birthday

    As an adult, I can look back on my December birthday and smile.  I love this time of year, and love sharing my birthday with the holiday cheer.  I have friends born in late November through mid January who feel differently though.  It seems that the happiest time of year can overshadow a birthday close to (or on) a holiday.  As a parent with a son turning three two days before Thanksgiving, I’m trying to find the balance! Continue reading

  • Things No One Tells You About Giving Birth

    Birth is messy and beautiful, a blessing and a curse. It is all empowering and defeating in the same moments. There is plenty of information out there about all things birth related, but yet there are still so many things that women are surprised by during their labors. Making sure you spend more time preparing for birth than you do updating your baby registry is a good start, but even then, there is so much to know.  Remember that every birth is different, and you are meant to do this. 

    But you are not here for the ‘Big Picture;’  you want the gory details. Continue reading

  • Top 11 Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

    A Thanksgiving pregnancy announcement is so much fun!  There is no other holiday that is based around giving thanks – and what more is there to be thankful for than a growing family?  Continue reading

  • 5 Things to Know About Sex After Baby

    Sex is a touchy subject for some couples after having a baby.  In my opinion, it’s not talked about enough.  Everyone assumes you wait 6 weeks or longer and then sex is magically the same as life before children.  Excuse me while I laugh. Continue reading
  • Pregnant And Due For The Holidays

    The happiest and most stressful time of the year is here, and your swollen mid-section may prohibit you from trimming the bottom of your tree. You may be swaddling a newborn as the ball drops – and your first kiss of 2017 may be the gentlest kiss you have ever planted. Continue reading

  • Gender Disappointment. Yes, It Is Real.

    My beautiful baby boy.

    Oh, how I wanted a girl.

    He lies across my lap, smiling in his sleep, slightly cooing.  He just started crawling yesterday, and he may beat his brothers to walking.  Maybe he’ll snuggle with me forever. My God, his snuggles are amazing. Continue reading

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