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You're having a baby! Yay! It's such a happy time in your life, one that's filled with joy, anticipation, nausea, nerves, anxiety and flat-out fear. Wait a minute. Anxiety and fear? Women have been having babies - natural birth,...
The official use of midwives may have started over 500 years ago, but in recent years they have become quite the popular option for expecting mothers in the United States (Midwifery has been the standard of care for years in...
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an OB/GYN who is Right for You Birth plan. Do you want to try for a VBAC, a water birth, or other natural birthing options? It is important to choose a provider who...
Pregnancy and parenthood come with lots of questions. This guide is full of local resources who are here to help.
As I write this, I am almost 16 weeks pregnant with my second baby after two years of trying. I was so excited for all the things that have changed or would be different since my first little guy...

The Final Baby

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As I prepare to have our fourth and final baby there are so many feelings. A feeling of sadness, as I know this will be the final time that I anxiously anticipate the moment I will meet a brand...
Dear Friends of the Internet, As I write this post, I am 6 months pregnant with our second child. My lower back feels like it's 83 instead of 33, I wake up several times a night because my bladder might...

Oh Boy… or Girl?

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Undoubtedly, one of the most frequently asked questions pregnant women receive is, “Do you know what you’re having?” With our first pregnancy, the answer was no. We decided to wait and be surprised by the gender. This is a little...
I was never the type of woman to have a detailed birth plan. Nothing was typed up with details and charts. I didn't make a playlist of songs. I didn't pack essential oils or a massager. My goal was...

The Name Game

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As Sophia Petrillo would say: Picture it, Summer 1987. A young girl is rocking a side ponytail, two pairs of fluorescent colored socks and acid wash denim shorts. She is playing hopscotch with her best friend on the sidewalk of...
What images come to mind when you hear the word "geriatric?" I envision walkers, old folks' homes, dementia, dentures, cream of wheat... just to name a few. But do you know what DOES NOT come to mind? A healthy...
It is 4:00 AM, and I am rocking my baby boy back to sleep. As I glance at the time, I wince with the cruel realization that my alarm will sound in less than 2 hours. My mind immediately...
This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Tender Beginnings Birth & Parenting Services. We are pleased to partner with them to offer the best doula and postpartum information. Babies are beautiful, life-changing little creatures that come into your...
Let's be honest, before I had kids I imagined myself dressing them in perfectly coordinated outfits sporting the latest styles. I pictured myself going shopping to find only the cutest of clothes. In reality, we were in no financial...

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