While it’s your right to take time off to have a new child, care for, and bond with it… the government here in the good ol’ US of A definitely doesn’t make it easy. Taking maternity leave as a teacher in America is an unfortunate adventure into lots of red tape! This is especially true if…Continue
Added by Our Little Nest on March 3, 2017 at 6:42pm — No Comments
I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby.…Continue
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Yesterday embarked a very sad day. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day and a candle is lit to raise awareness. This is a true story about my miscarriage; my infant loss. I was 19 years old the first time I became pregnant. My…Continue
Added by Jemi Smith on October 17, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Mommies have always been amazing, not only for what they do day in and day out but what they put their body through to give birth to a new…Continue
Added by Kimmie Rollison on October 12, 2016 at 5:08am — No Comments
At a baby shower I attended today, there was a little card on my plate that read, in squiggly, pink script, “Your Advice to the Mother-To-Be”.
You’d think that as a new mom and blogger on everything pregnancy and motherhood-related, I’d have mounds of advice to give… right? But I…Continue
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From full-time nursing school (RN) with part-time work just to graduate to full-time work with part-time BSN program, getting and keeping the house in order can be the least of one’s priorities. Laundry builds up until there’s clean laundry piled on the front loaders, the baskets are full with dirty laundry, and the socks go unmatched. However, I…Continue
Added by Mama Curtiss on August 18, 2016 at 7:01pm — No Comments
*Originally posted in One Awesome Momma.
Yes, you read that right. I managed to get through my pregnancies without having to buy maternity clothes. And it's not because my belly was so small that I didn't even have to; I just didn't want to. Why? First, they're expensive; and second (at least for me), there's not much…Continue
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Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.
You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”
But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.
But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!
Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.
This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 5, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments
We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready.A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention.
This wasn’t the scene for us anymore, it was easy to see.
I don’t remember…Continue
Added by Alea Frankwick on June 22, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
If you watch the news you may have heard about Zika, the scary virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, which can cause severe birth defects to babies born to infected mothers. This poses a special concern for women who are or plan on becoming pregnant. There is SO MUCH conflicting and seemingly inaccurate information floating around message boards and Facebook.
It seems like Zika is either taking a larger than life presence as the facts get distorted and sensationalized, or being…Continue
Added by Megan Nick on May 27, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments
Is pregnancy acne driving you crazy? Many women who have been blessed with blemish free skin suffer from bouts of acne during pregnancy, due to raging hormones. In fact, acne during…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on May 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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
When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!
While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?
I have done some…Continue
Added by Erin Huiatt on May 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Most of times the delays in pregnancy are observed in women due to lack of some vital nutrients. Vitamins specially Vit B6 and in minerals specially Zinc. It doesn't mean rest of nutrients are less required but these two are very much essential for conceiving a baby.
Lets see Top 3 foods which will help you boost fertility
1. Oyster : Oysters are rich in Zinc. Zinc…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 22, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments