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  1. Labor Extremes: Prodromal vs Precipitous

    Labor Extremes: Prodromal vs Precipitous

    It seems that the only acceptable vaginal birth is one that follows the not-so-normal bell curve that people assume labor to be defined.  You know, the dilating a centimeter an hour, and pushing immediately at 10 centimeters. Continue reading

  2. Wine Pairings for Toddler Leftovers.

    Wine Pairings for Toddler Leftovers.

    I like to think that I’m pretty classy. It may be in my head though.

    Five babies later, I rock my ‘Mom Bun’ and yoga pants pretty much around the clock.  That being said, my pre-pre-pre-pre-baby ‘ass-hugging jeans’ are still in my closet and do make an appearance every so often.  You know, when we can afford a babysitter to watch this many children, we aren’t so tired that we do actually make it out the door, and there’s somewhere more inviting than our couch and Netflix.  It may be rare, but we do go out.  We are still madly in love and enjoy one another’s company.  Typically, our date nights revolve around wine.

    Ok, now that I have established that I CAN actually get all fancied up and have a life, the reality is that most nights, I scrape the leftovers from all of my children’s plates onto my own.  (OOOOOOH Don’t you judge me.  I am NOT alone on this, right?)   We don’t like to throw food away in our house.  If the kids don’t eat it all, my husband and I will. Continue reading

  3. 28 Irish Baby Girl and Boy Names with Meanings for 2018

    28 Irish Baby Girl and Boy Names with Meanings for 2018

    The luck of the Irish goes beyond St. Patrick’s Day. An Irish baby name can be used to signify your family history, or it can chosen simply because you love the way it sounds. Naming your baby is more than filling out a piece of paper, you want to choose a baby name that flows with your last name, fits your newborn, and holds a great meaning to you. Continue reading

  4. Premature Rupture of Membranes PROM: Having Water Break without Labor

    Premature Rupture of Membranes PROM: Having Water Break without Labor

    The ’24 Hour Window’

    The 1950’s and 1960’s was a time in which doctors created the timeframe for women to labor and birth.  Once the water broke, women were ‘on the clock.’ Continue reading

  5. 10 Common Complications of Labor

    10  Common Complications of Labor

    The term ‘Complications’ umbrellas so many possibilities when it comes to labor.  As a mother, giving birth is already scary enough, but if you hear the doctor label your labor it can mentally throw you off and hinder your birth plan. Continue reading

  6. 10 Things Most Moms Want for Mothers Day

    10 Things Most Moms Want for Mothers Day

    Let’s get real here. Either you are a freaking rockstar mom reading this and will understand every single wish on this list, or you’re a judgmental helicopter mom who thinks I have too many kids and did this all to myself, OR you are one of those mythical husbands who actually scours the internet looking for the exact right thing to do for or give to their loved wife, the bearer of the wonderful children, the goddess that keeps life together.

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