While I was pregnant, I had a coworker who was also pregnant, so we chatted from time to time about our experiences. One day, she asked me about my birth plan. My first thought was, "go to the hospital,...
Two pink lines.  We were ecstatic. The decision to toss the pack of birth control pills in the trash and open our hearts to starting a family was exciting, and those two pink lines came so quickly! An added bonus,...
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Dear Maternity Leave

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{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back in February, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the end of maternity leave.} Dear Maternity Leave, This is...
We all want to have that picture-perfect nursery in the Pottery Barn catalog. But is that really practical? Heck no. It is pretty and expensive and has way more than you need. In fact, those picture-perfect nurseries...
From the moment I found out I was pregnant to the moment I delivered my kids, I struggled. Pregnancy was not this beautiful magical experience I had been promised. I suffered through terrible symptoms, complications, and felt guilty about...
When I became a new mom, a friend dropped off a gift basket full of snacks and little self-care goodies to encourage me to not neglect my own needs in those first few crazy weeks. In such a hormonal,...
I gave birth to our fourth child at the beginning of May in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global crisis resulted in the rescheduling of monumental events like the Boston Marathon, graduations, and weddings. Pregnancy and childbirth,...
I have had weight issues most of my life and have struggled with eating disorders since high school. After years of gaining, losing, and regaining weight, I have only recently realized that my self worth isn’t correlated to a...
Does the thought of a trampoline park instill a deep sense of dread in the pit of your stomach? Does the horror of cold season come with an extra side of never-ending leaking every time you cough or sneeze?...
Up until I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, my pregnancy was pretty unremarkable. I went to all the standard appointments and everything always looked "good", "normal", or however the clinicians wanted things to be. I remember going down to the...

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