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There really are no words to describe what giving birth feels like. I can compare it to lots of different sensations and emotions, but you can’t truly understand what giving birth feels like unless you actually experience it.
Any story you hear about giving birth is a unique and deeply intimate experience. Women love to talk about it, too. It’s a badge of honor that is worn with pride, regardless of how you brought life into…Continue
I knew it was happening as I sat in the waiting room for at my 6-week postpartum appointment. I couldn’t stop the tears from streaming down my face while I filled out the postpartum depression rating scale. As my tiny baby girl slept next to me in the stroller in the doctor’s office, the crazy mixture of feelings was overwhelming to me. I couldn’t look at her. I felt guilty for not being able to look at her. I didn’t want to…Continue
A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …Continue
"So, you want to bring your kid to Europe for a one month vacation extravaganza. Sounds like fun. You're nuts." (insert eye roll)
This is the reaction I got from about 90% of the people when I told them about my summer vacation plans. Me, my daughter Phoebe, and my husband were going to Paris,…Continue