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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...
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...
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...
Pregnancy and parenthood come with lots of questions. This guide is full of local resources who are here to help.
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...
We’ve all heard the term ‘nesting’ and for Moms, it may even spark memories of how you prepped or are prepping your house for that sweet baby on the way. While I have definitely experienced the urge to organize...
Dear baby boy, Your days as an only child are quickly dwindling, and Mommy’s heart is breaking in two. Not because I’m not excited for your little sister’s arrival (apprehensive, maybe, but excited nonetheless), but because I know that somehow,...
My Freshman year of college I stepped on the scale and saw a number I never thought I would see. I was disappointed in myself and I decided that I was going to stop gaining weight. I vowed to...
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I  didn't like the idea of settling on his name before he was born. Mostly, because I couldn't picture assigning a name to a person whom I didn't even know yet....
Picture this: the scenic rolling hills of the countryside, a beautiful brick Colonial home, a wide open field full of fuzzy alpacas, a delectable, gourmet breakfast greeting you each morning, utter peace and quiet... Sounds downright Utopian, doesn’t it? While pregnant...
Instead of "Congrats! You guys will make great parents!" or "So thrilled for your new bundle of joy!" or stale advice, how about we write what that mom-to-be needs to hear? I've talked to several girlfriends about this: Right before you have...

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