We fight for a fair maternity leave, and a supportive work environment tooth and nail. We do so because we deserve to have a balance between family life and work. If the organizations themselves were aware of the benefits of maternity leave to the organization itself, I think the battle would get much easier. Not only does maternity leave benefit the organization, it also "greatly" benefits the economy. …Continue
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I am now 36 weeks pregnant, so I have 4 weeks to go whoo before I have my bundle of joy. For the past couple of week I found myself being emotional, I’m getting irritated really quick, my patience is real short, and crying for what I don’t know lol. My husband told me I can’t wait till you have the baby because you was a lot nicer( I had to give him the side eye, like I know you didn’t say that to me)but anyway my emotion are all over the place. I have tried to keep my feeling in check but…Continue
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CONGRATULATIONS! Expecting a new baby envelopes a new Mama and Papa with so many emotions. Once the elation of an ever-changing life settles, the preparation begins and so does the unsettling feeling in Mama's mid-section. To help ease some of the adventure into the world of pregnancy brain, here is a list of some basic maternity wardrobe must-haves, all made in the USA.
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Determining when you plan on taking maternity leave can be an overwhelming process since you don’t know the exact date of your baby’s arrival. However, it is very important that you find out what your rights and benefits are early in your pregnancy. The best place to find out your maternity rights are is to refer to your companies employee handbook, to determine if…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 4, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
We had the most beautiful Spring day in Pittsburgh on Saturday… Sunshine & Blue Skies!
There was still a chill in the air; a perfect day to throw on a scarf! I pulled out my white jeans and wore them for all but a couple of hours before my 3 little boys reminded…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 25, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments
Everyone has their ‘thing’ that motivates them to lose baby weight, get healthy and tone their body. For me, after 9 months of pregnancy, there’s nothing like a NEW OUTFIT in my PRE-PREGNANCY SIZE that motivates me to get my body back!
Some can/will put a time frame on when they want/need to fit…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 20, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments
I found some cute maternity shirts for expectant mother's to wear that have funny sayings or photos on them. These shirts would be great for revealing to your family and friends that you are expecting. Also, I found some of the same type of shirts for expectant dads to wear. Check out these cute maternity shirts with funny sayings on them for both expectant moms and dads at Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 19, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments
I got dressed! Like, not yoga pants, a sweatshirt and pony-tail dressed, but really dressed. You know, in real clothes? Having an infant around the house can make any mom compromise her style but I want to show you one of my favorite post-partum ‘looks’ and give you a few tips too…
For me, a comfortable skirt is…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 11, 2013 at 9:58pm — No Comments
When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, words couldn’t describe how excited I was after the initial shock wore off. It took us a while to become pregnant and though the timing might have been off slightly everything worked out. I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy little…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
This is the last ‘What I Wore’ Pregnancy Post you will see from me during this pregnancy and let me tell ya, there’s nothing fashionable about it! I am ready to POP and if I don’t go into labor on my own this weekend, I’m scheduled for a C-Section on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 21, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Being that this is my 3rd time packing for a 3 night, 4 day stay in the hospital (I have C-Sections), I feel well prepared for what’s to come and know just what I need for our time there! I wouldn’t say that I over-pack but I definitely like having my stuff with me so I don’t take…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 20, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
During my weekly pre-natal appointment, I couldn’t help but think about what a shame it is that this practice met me at this point of my pregnancy. I’m definitely not myself. I’m at the end of this roller-coaster ride. Ready for it to be over. Ready to get off and not ride again until I eat an ice-cream cone, take a bathroom break, lounge around,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 9, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments
I’m alive. and large. and Pregnant. Still. I haven’t wrote in my blog recently because honestly, by the end of the night (my blogging/writing time) I’m spent and my brain stops functioning. Literally. It stops. I’ve been a busy little bee around our nest though! Some days I ‘forget’ that I have an extra X lbs attached to my…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 7, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Most women complain about their breasts being sore and tender to the touch, possibly even, before they even find out that they are pregnant. Unless your one of those lucky women whose breasts don’t change in response to pregnancy. However most women begin noticing the changes the moment that they found out that they were pregnant. These changes are in preparation for breastfeeding your baby.
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Added by Christy Garrett on February 1, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments