All Blog Posts Tagged 'labor' (28)

5 Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Labor Day will unofficially mark the end of summer. If you’re like me, you might be surprised it’s almost September! But although fall is coming, here are 5 Labor Day activities for a little bit more summer fun!

5 #LaborDay #Activities from @MomTattles

What is Labor Day? Exactly what it sounds like. It is a day to…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

5 #LaborDay #Activities from @MomTattles In 7 days, Labor Day will unofficially mark the end of summer. If you're like me, you might be surprised it's almost September! But although fall is coming, here are 5 Labor Day activities for a little bit more summer fun!

What is Labor Day? Exactly what it sounds like. It is a day to honor good ol' American labor and the workers who…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on August 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Quaker Oats: Not so wholesome after all

PepsiCo would have you believe that its brand Quaker Oats puts “wholesome goodness in everything we do.” We highly doubt that.

That Quaker Oats Chewy Bar in your child’s lunch? Well, we’re not sure if its full of wholesome goodness, but it certainly may be full of Conflict Palm Oil.

With your help, we’ll set…


Added by Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz on February 26, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

My Hospital packing list

I realize this post is quite a bit after my hospital stay, but I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on my hospital packing list for my delivery. I read a lot of articles on what to pack in your labor and delivery suitcase and many of them were repetitive, and some had some great ideas that I haven’t though of. So here is what I packed, and my discussion on whether I used the items or not.

My Labor and Delivery Hospital Packing List…


Added by Julie Smeltzer on January 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week


** I'm not good at getting lucky.

** Child labor is more expensive than it used to be.

** A little piece of me dies every time people "REPLY…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

What's the division of labor in your household?

There is a new study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing that moms do more child care work than dads do. Evidently, mothers spend more hours per week than their husbands on a combination of responsibilities at home, with children, and in the work…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dad’s Survival Guide for the Final Stages of Labor and Delivery

Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for.  You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach.  Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

A Dad’s Guide to Recognizing Early Labor

Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby?  If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day.  It is important to be  prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor.  The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

3 Alternative Ways Doctors Induce Labor Without Using Medication

Women who are nearing their due date are often tired and miserable, which is to be expected, when you are nine months pregnant.  Most people will tell you that your baby will come when he or she is ready, if your like me, you will get tired of hearing this phrase.  However, it is important that your baby is…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 10, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

When Induction Becomes Necessary – 3 Popular Ways To Induce Labor

A pregnant mom often begins to feel as if she is going to be pregnant forever during those final weeks of pregnancy.  Most moms are miserable, are unable to get comfortable, and sleeping is often difficult due to being uncomfortable.  In fact, the closer you get to your due date the more anxious and nervous…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 9, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

The day I met my second daughter


I spent the whole month of December praying that Baby S would be late. I was dreading the newborn stage. Plus, we did not know her name at this point (I wanted Scarlet, Eric wanted Fiona, neither of us liked each other's favorite name [I did not want my daughter's name to invoke the image of Shrek!! Like anyone would really think of stunning Fiona from…


Added by Tracie on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

T Minus 2.. or 3.. or 9

So, these last days leading up to the baby’s estimated due date have been quite the emotional whirlwind for me.

Of course, like every other mama on the brink of giving birth, I have been totally anxious to feel the beginnings of labor, or receive SOME sign that the baby has decided to make his way into this world. And like every other wishful VBAC mama, I have been especially anxious, hoping that this baby’s birth might be different from my first baby’s.  In search of giving my son…


Added by Dvora Koelling on December 3, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Holiday weekend brings thoughts of daunting fall schedule ahead

It's a holiday weekend. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I have the day off.

I should be ecstatic. Instead, I'm fighting the blues. It's silly, I know. But end-of-summer time always does this to me. I absolutely love summer. I love the sun on my face, I love my little flower garden, and I love the lazy, slower schedule.

Tomorrow, the kids go back to school. And that means it's back to packing lunches, helping with homework, volunteering in the…


Added by Diane Majeske on September 3, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Organizing your help following childbirth. Do it early!

Oh what I would give to go back in time and rethink how I would spend those early days with my precious newborn! I can’t, but I can pass on great information that I’ve since learned would have put us on a much better beginning.

It’s kind of funny now how incredibly naive I was when it came to the immense responsibility of around the clock care. We genuinely thought we could handle a baby waking every 2.5 hours to eat, 24 hours a day.



Added by atwood.tracy on November 30, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Facing My Fears in Pregnancy

I have this repeated dream that I am lying strapped down to an operating table, people are moving quickly around me but ignoring my cries of pain. I pass out and its the end of me. The next thing I know I'm looking at myself from above the operating table. I'm gone and my husband is crying. Then I wake up and realize I should be laying in a different position or I should prob myself up a little more and my sciatica pain goes away at least for 10 to 15…

Added by Heather Jones on September 24, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Pig of the Month BBQ

When Anne-Marie’s family and mine got together in Chicago earlier this summer, Pig of the Month offered to supply us with an evening of BBQ bliss. Bliss it was!  The ribs arrived already cooked and frozen. We simply defrosted them overnight in the fridge. The next day we set the table and…


Added by Audreyvp on September 1, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Two Years Ago Today... 6:47 am after 18 hours of labor our little baby boy came into the world!

On Saturday we had his second year birthday party and I just can't believe he's already a toddler, its crazy how recent this picture seems… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on March 7, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Looking Back

Milo as he was inside my belly

Over the last days I have been emailing back and forth with someone who

recently had a baby. The emotions, the exhaustion, the… Continue

Added by Sarah Winborn on December 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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