Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments
Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode. In this video, we share our cleaning hacks, some serious and some… not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
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Husbands/partners/boyfriends of the world… We’ve got the skinny on what moms really want for Valentine’s Day. Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolate, or a stupid stuffed bear from CVS.Continue
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Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…Continue
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School Holidays? Kids are bored at home? Here is what I do -
Added by Shub on January 26, 2016 at 6:31pm — No Comments
Children are very soft at heart and the way they are being treated leaves a permanent impression on their mind. Violence in childhood plays a major role in forming the type of person he/she will become. Though violence is associated with the interaction between environment and genetics and it is really impossible to alter the DNA one born with, the way these genes are being expressed can be dominated with extra care. So, saying that an individual is born that way no…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on January 25, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments
On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.
Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas.
Carey is a Comedian, TV Host and Yahoo Travel! Contributor. You’ve seen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 21, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments
Now, as most of y’all know I am often called a Pollyanna thanks to my glass is half full positive outlook on life. However there is one thing in this world that quickly turns this Pollyanna into a Negative Nelly and that is a good old-fashioned cookie exchange! Shocking, but true! I have participated in my fair share and even organized a few and let me tell you, now I understand what they mean by a labor of love. Except for in this case, unlike actual labor where you totally forget…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on November 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I am elated to reveal the cover of my soon to be published book. This book chronicles the hurdles I had to endure to finally achieve success as a French and Spanish teacher. I hope my story will inspire all future educators from across the globe.
I believe in order to make a change for the better in public education, school districts across the United States should make a concerted effort to hire more educators of color. I wrote “Saying Yes To My Life’s Calling: Breakthroughs in…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on October 17, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…Continue
“Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s been three nights already. Just put the money in the case… “ - Stephen, age 9
The tooth fairy sucks. She does, simply because everytime she blows off my kid, I’m left holding the bag. Bad momma.
I replay our convo in my head, “Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s…Continue
Added by sarah kato on July 29, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments
Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue
Aren’t we supposed to save our arguments when…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 17, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments
I am an entrepreneur, not by choice originally, but an entrepreneur nonetheless. About two years ago, I found myself pregnant with baby #2, unemployed and raising a toddler. Our little angels cost money to raise, and we needed two incomes to keep life running as smoothly as we possibly…Continue
Added by Denise LaRosa on July 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I'm Not Going To Try Anymore
I’m so tired of trying. It’s a repetitive process that never moves me forward. It feels like doubt before I even leave the starting line. And that dangling carrot is always miles ahead of me. If I squint I can even see it smirking back at me. Imagine a smirking carrot. It’s not intimidating, it’s condescending. I want to sneak up behind it and bite off its root - its foundation.
But I know…
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