Emily Spence has not received any gifts yet
Besides ALL the pain and exhaustion that I went through with my first child-and no, my brain hasn't forgotten a second of it as I go further along with this pregnancy, there was one out of a few memorable moments, just after giving birth, that I'm looking forward to.
As my daughter was seconds away from making her grand entrance, my midwife instructed me to reach down and grab her myself. At first I thought the epidural had gone straight to my head, not allowing…Continue
Dear World: My life is about to change. Mommy was feeling sick for awhile and not able to write as much, so I decided to jump on here and take care of business myself. One day Mommy looked at me and said, "Maura, there's a baby here in Mommy's stomach." What the hell was she talking about!? I wanted to say, "That's weird. I have yogurt in mine!" but it came out as, "Mee de ta ta bell." When she showed me a picture from her first ultrasound (whatever that is), and said, "There's your…Continue
**This is not about parents who give their opinion from time to time. That's normal. This is for those who don't know what boundaries are.**
For the next 17 years, my role will be to guide Maura through life, as she learns how to be a contributing member to society. While she's young, I will not be her friend, but a mentor and good example, never feeling afraid to tell her "no".
I will want her be independent but not afraid to ask for help. Confident but not arrogant. A…
I loath that my daughter is a binky junkie. Another mom once said to me, "Well, at least she doesn't suck her thumb like mine. You'll have an easier time getting rid of it one day."
True. However fellow mom, do you ever have issues with your daughter's thumb falling off right before bedtime, disappearing, resulting in a major meltdown??
When they released us from the hospital, two days after giving birth, they included a binky in our going home bag, right alongside a…