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 am a somewhat functioning adult with an incredible ability to worry and overthink things. I am a fairly confident individual with a healthy dose of social anxiety. If my best friend doesn’t text me back in an hour,...
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...
“Welcome back! How is the baby?” Never did I think such a statement would cause me to start sobbing hysterically, but it did. It was my first day back to work after having my second son. I was scheduled to...
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,...
Have you ever startled yourself awake after a night of dicey newborn sleep with a vague recollection of ordering a bunch of random items on Amazon? Your nipples are sore, your bottom hurts, you’re still terrified of pooping, and...
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,...
Pregnancy and birth are unparalleled life experiences. After nearly ten months of the adventure that is pregnancy, the time comes to meet the little person you've been incubating. It’s an exciting time for sure, but it’s not without an...
I have always wanted to be a mom. When I was in high school, I proudly proclaimed that I would one day have five kids. Now that I’m a little older, I admit that five is probably no longer...
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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