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  • Tips for a fun -- and safe -- 4th of July with young children

    Tips for a fun -- and safe -- 4th of July with young children

    by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting What's not to love about Independence Day: cookouts, fireworks, parades, family and friends. Fun and games aside, without the proper precautions, these new experiences and unfamiliar environments can pose safety…
    - 30 Jun 18, 12:45pm -
  • Don't make the fireworks mistake that I made

    Don't make the fireworks mistake that I made

    by Maggie Downs posted in Life I'm a fireworks fan. Give me a clear night, a cold drink, and something sparkly in the sky, and I’m all set. When I was in college, I even took a class about the history and development of pyrotechnic devices, because…
    - 30 Jun 18, 5:00am -
  • 5 things I miss about pregnancy and 10 things I don’t

    5 things I miss about pregnancy and 10 things I don’t

    by Angela Holland posted in Mom Stories Being fresh out of what felt like a never-ending pregnancy can make you reflective. I now have a beautiful daughter and a perfect, new son, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll tap out of the baby-mak…
    - 29 Jun 18, 6:30am -
  • How awesome are your pregnancy boobs?

    How awesome are your pregnancy boobs?

    by Cindy Wilkins posted in Mom Stories Lately, there has been a little bow-chicka-bow-wow every time I undress. Thanks to my pregnancy, I have the heaving bosoms of a Harlequin Romance heroine. They are glorious! Before I get carried away (or busted,…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:00am -
  • These were the most popular baby names 100 years ago

    These were the most popular baby names 100 years ago

    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy The last few years have seen the rise of brand new names like Kylo, Royalty, and Reign. They're definitely unique, but not exactly every mom-to-be's cup of tea. If the new crop of names isn't leaving you feeli…
    - 28 Jun 18, 8:25am -
  • 7 ways to plan for an unplanned c-section

    7 ways to plan for an unplanned c-section

    by Andrea Updyke posted in Mom Stories When I was getting ready for the birth of my first son, I wanted to plan ahead as much as possible. I took birth classes, read books and talked to my friends about their experiences. I made a birth plan, hired a…
    - 27 Jun 18, 1:55pm -
  • 9 words that make moms feel like failures

    9 words that make moms feel like failures

    by Marcella Gates posted in Mom Stories Words have power to boost us up or deflate us. So it's annoying that aspects of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are described in such negative terms. Here are my least favorites, in no particular order: 1. Sta…
    - 27 Jun 18, 12:58pm -
  • These are the cutest ever monthly baby photos

    These are the cutest ever monthly baby photos

    by Heather & Whitney posted in Life & Home When I saw my friend Kelly's pictures of her 9-month old daughter Linden in these onesies, I wanted to a) snuggle her baby b) buy those same onesies and c) move into her loft in San Francisco. Kelly's older…
    - 27 Jun 18, 12:20pm -
  • 5 ways to keep your baby smiling

    5 ways to keep your baby smiling

    by Ashleigh Evans posted in Parenting Brand-new smiles are the most delicious baby milestone ever. That first big grin is enough to melt away some of the new-motherhood chaos you might be experiencing, and make you feel like you're floating on air. I…
    - 26 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Motherhood: The most astonishing contradiction of my life

    Motherhood: The most astonishing contradiction of my life

    by Deidra Romero posted in Parenting When I was a teenager, I professed I wanted seven, yes seven, children. It would be so much fun at my house, I thought. Early adulthood cast more realism over my desire to be a mom and I began to slightly dread it…
    - 26 Jun 18, 8:38am -

Dear Baby

FitPregnancy

  • 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Your Baby Weight

    5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Your Baby Weight

    “Rock-a-bye Baby” may be your little one’s theme song, but is yours more like “Bye-Bye Booty?” Author bio:  Lisa Robins…
    - 30 Aug 13, 4:58pm -
  • Celebrity Pregnancies

    Celebrity Pregnancies

    Due date: Winter 2013Daddy: Husband James Van Der BeekThe Dawson’s Creek alum, James Van Der Beek, and his wife are expecting baby number three!Kimberly took to her blog, Old School New Rules, to b…
    - 30 Aug 13, 4:57pm -
  • Celebrity New Moms

    Celebrity New Moms

    And baby makes three for Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel!The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman gave birth via C-section to a healthy baby boy named Axl Jack. The little rockstar weighed in at 7lbs and 10 o…
    - 30 Aug 13, 4:43pm -
  • Easy Ingredients for 20 Minute Meals: Lemon Grilled Shrimp with Orzo and Broccoli

    Easy Ingredients for 20 Minute Meals: Lemon Grilled Shrimp with Orzo and Broccoli

    You’re going to pick up a lot of new tricks when the baby arrives; from diapering to stroller-folding to learning how to master everyday tasks as a one-handed, baby-balancing wonder. A great trick t…
    - 30 Aug 13, 3:20pm -
  • Lemon Grilled Shrimp with Orzo and Broccoli

    Lemon Grilled Shrimp with Orzo and Broccoli

    Serves:  4 Prep time:  5 minutes Cook time: …
    - 30 Aug 13, 2:17pm -
  • Enter to win the entire Fit Pregnancy Breastfeeding Essentials prize package- worth over $550!

    Enter to win the entire Fit Pregnancy Breastfeeding Essentials prize package- worth over $550!

    Enter by September 15th.  Fit Pregnancy’s Breastfeeding Essentials section is filled with products that should make breastfeeding a little e…
    - 30 Aug 13, 11:38am -
  • Jessica Simpson’s Second Pregnancy

    Jessica Simpson’s Second Pregnancy

    Jessica Simpson is the next poster-mom in the two-under-2 club. With Maxwell and Ace--freshly debuted via photos this week--now on the scene, she has babies that are less than a year-and-a-half apart.…
    - 29 Aug 13, 2:52pm -
  • Prenatal Massage: Get Relief for Your Aches and Pains

    Prenatal Massage: Get Relief for Your Aches and Pains

    Pregnancy massage is extremely beneficial to your physiological, psychological and emotional health throughout pregnancy. It is important to work with a practitioner whom you feel comfortable with, tr…
    - 29 Aug 13, 11:15am -
  • New Mom Circuit-Style Workout

    New Mom Circuit-Style Workout

    Burn more calories as you build muscle with this exclusive workout. This circuit-style workout, designed exclusively for Fit Pregnancy by Lindsay Br…
    - 28 Aug 13, 6:17pm -
  • Pilates Mama: Pilates for Every Trimester

    Pilates Mama: Pilates for Every Trimester

    Miraculous changes happen to your body in each trimester of your pregnancy—but each phase presents new challenges, too. Author bio:  By Teri Hanson and V…
    - 27 Aug 13, 5:43pm -

I like beer and babies.

  • Sorry, not sorry.

    Sorry, not sorry.

    As a new year prepares to emerge, I have been thinking about what I want 2019 to mean for me. 2018 was a mixed bag. From starting a new job that has become less work and more calling, to helping a friend escape domestic violence that almost ended her…
    - 99 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:50am -
  • Santa Brings Joy and Cheer, Not iPads

    Santa Brings Joy and Cheer, Not iPads

    The holidays are officially upon us. A time of joyful anticipation for children and ridiculous amounts of work-and wine-for adults. I thought I would take this time to share with you the way our family celebrates Christmas.I treat the holidays as a t…
    - 6 Dec 17, 4:51pm -
  • Parenting isn't hard.

    Parenting isn't hard.

    Parenting isn't hard. Now before you gather your mom friends and head toward my house bearing flaming torches...Parenting isn't hard. Life is. Parenting should be a joy. But often that joy is suffocated by real life. Bills, taxes, marital problems, e…
    - 13 Jun 17, 11:32am -
  • You boys like Mexico?

    You boys like Mexico?

    So we booked a trip to take the kids to Mexico for spring break. One of those all you can eat and drink and sunburn deals that has a kids club. I am equal parts excited and terrified.As we prepare to embark on a vacation that is complete luxury and n…
    - 4 Feb 17, 1:52pm -
  • Love for Orlando

    Love for Orlando

    If you're like me, the events in Orlando, both at Pulse and at Disney, have shaken you to your core. It is hard to not imagine one of the dead as your friend, or brother, or son. As a mother, I feel their loss deep in my soul. My legs feel weak at t…
    - 17 Jun 16, 4:10pm -
  • Bruce Wayne has had his first taste of blood…

    Bruce Wayne has had his first taste of blood…

    So I guess the best way to start this story is to set the stage. Bruce Wayne is more dog than cat.He likes to read books with the boy.And bath time.And...well...he doesn't seem to like this very much...Example: when my husband came home yesterday aft…
    - 4 Apr 16, 10:52am -
  • MAKING A MURDERER – THE CLIFFS NOTES

    MAKING A MURDERER – THE CLIFFS NOTES

    Today I am sharing a post with you by my completely funny ass friend, Hannah from sKidMarking. She is rediculous and has no sense of shame at all. I puffy heart love her. Enjoy!If you’re like me, the NETFLIX series Making A Murderer has trapped y…
    - 20 Jan 16, 12:46pm -
  • The Value of Experience

    The Value of Experience

    Growing up, we never had liquid hand soap in our house (or a second bathroom for our family of six or even a shower, for that matter). My mom kept a bar of green soap next to our sinks that we used to get clean--and a bar of that heavy duty Lava s…
    - 27 Oct 15, 10:06am -
  • A Farewell to Fatty

    A Farewell to Fatty

    Diabetes took its toll.Our family is no longer whole.I will always miss your penetrating stares.You glared away without a care.You liked to puke with reckless abandon.You and the boy had much in common.You did not like to go outside.Though when yo…
    - 15 Oct 15, 12:37pm -
  • How to make laundry less of a dirty job

    How to make laundry less of a dirty job

    Let’s talk dirty today. Real dirty. We’re talking grass stains, ketchup remnants and pit smell. Yep, let’s talk dirty laundry. I fucking hate it. Like, HATE doing laundry. It makes me feel like this:But I have found a few corners to cut that…
    - 8 Oct 15, 2:21pm -

MayoClinic: Pregancy and You

    Medical News Today: Fertility

    • Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?
      People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.
      - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
    • What increases the odds of having twins?
      There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more…
      - 33 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
    • Natural ways to boost fertility
      People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.
      - 37 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
    • How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?
      A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.
      - 41 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 2:00am -
    • Does Clomid work for male infertility?
      Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it…
      - 42 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 7:00am -
    • What to know about luteinizing hormone tests
      A luteinizing hormone (LH) test is a blood or urine test that measures the levels of LH in a person's blood. This hormone plays a key role in the reproductive system of both males and females. Learn about normal, high, and low LH levels here.
      - 71 days ago, 8 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
    • Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?
      There are many reasons a person may experience a missed period with a gassy stomach. One of these reasons is pregnancy. There are several other potential underlying causes to be aware of, however. Learn more about a missed period and gassy stomach he…
      - 77 days ago, 2 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
    • Endometriosis and weight gain: What's the link?
      Some people with endometriosis experience weight gain and bloating. In this article, we look at the possible reasons why and explain how to manage weight effectively.
      - 93 days ago, 17 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
    • What to know about rectovaginal endometriosis
      Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows around the rectum, vagina, and structures between them. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis here.
      - 97 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
    • Best foods for increasing low testosterone
      People with low testosterone can increase their levels by eating certain foods. Learn about eight of the best testosterone-boosting foods here.
      - 21 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
    Recipe Test Nest
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    Recipe Test Nest

    MedicineNet: Pregnancy

    Newborn Care

    • Thinking of Expanding Your Family? Here’s 10 Reasons You May Want to Wait

      Thinking of Expanding Your Family? Here’s 10 Reasons You May Want to Wait

      After having a baby, many people are surprised at how quickly friends and family begin asking if they will be having another child in the near future. While there is something special about welcoming another adorable newborn into the world, it is als…
      - 20 Oct 13, 3:00am -
    • Creating a Social Network as a New Mom

      Creating a Social Network as a New Mom

      Being a new mom is overwhelming. When you get home from the hospital with your new baby, you’re focused on getting used to your new role and responsibilities and enjoying mom and baby time. At some point, though, you’re hit with the desire to get…
      - 13 Oct 13, 3:00am -
    • 10 Medications Pregnant Women Should Avoid

      10 Medications Pregnant Women Should Avoid

      Pregnancy is a joyous, exciting time in a woman’s life. It’s also an altogether uncomfortable one, especially when there are health complications or unexpected illnesses involved. The same medications that you reached for without a second thought…
      - 10 Oct 13, 9:11am -
    • How to Know Your Baby Feels Full

      How to Know Your Baby Feels Full

      New parents often worry whether or not their baby is eating enough and if they are still hungry after feeding. After all, your baby is growing so quickly, who’s to say that she doesn’t need more milk today than she did yesterday? It’s not like…
      - 30 Sep 13, 9:52am -
    • 6 Strategies for Becoming a Morning Person

      6 Strategies for Becoming a Morning Person

      You’ve heard it before, even to the point of it becoming annoying. It’s something bears repeating though, because it’s got a lot of wisdom: “The early bird catches the worm.” To some, that means nothing more than “first come, first serve.…
      - 26 Sep 13, 12:33pm -
    • Typical Immunization Schedule for the First Year

      Typical Immunization Schedule for the First Year

      During your baby’s first year, the pediatrician’s office can begin to feel like a second home. It seems that even if your baby is perfectly healthy all the time, you still have to be there quite often for well visits. During these check-ups, pare…
      - 24 Sep 13, 4:41pm -
    • How to Dress for Your Baby Bump

      How to Dress for Your Baby Bump

      Being pregnant brings many challenges to a woman’s life. Moms-to-be have to deal with more than just a baby bump. During pregnancy, the body changes in a variety of ways. The belly grows, the breasts enlarge, joints loosen and feet become larger. A…
      - 12 Sep 13, 2:08pm -
    • 9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Adjust to a New Baby

      9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Adjust to a New Baby

      Getting ready for a second child (or third, or more) means going back into high-gear prep mode: stocking up on baby clothes, setting up a nursery, going through all the hospital visits, etc. In all that activity, it can be surprisingly easy to overlo…
      - 26 Aug 13, 3:00am -
    • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Baby Journal

      5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Baby Journal

      The first few years of your baby’s life are typically the most heavily documented, which is why baby journals have remained a perennial favorite for new parents. Recording each milestone along the way not only allows you to track the rate at which…
      - 25 Aug 13, 3:00am -
    • 5 Signs Your Newborn is Overstimulated

      5 Signs Your Newborn is Overstimulated

      Bringing a brand new baby home from the hospital is definitely a learning experience, especially if you’re a first-time parent. Learning to read the cues of a newborn isn’t always easy, and it’s a skill that usually comes with practice. Because…
      - 22 Aug 13, 8:53am -

    Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

    • Ask the Experts: Baby hip health
      My daughter loves to be swaddled and worn using a baby carrier. Both are so helpful, but I worry about her hip health. Is there a way to ensure it’s not interfering or harming her development?The post Ask the Experts: Baby hip health appeared firs…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 12:00am -
    • Fit your bits
      A wardrobe roundup to pump you up about your exercise routine.The post Fit your bits appeared first on Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.
      - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 12:00am -
    • 5 things to know about fat
      Get the scoop on fats, so you can choose wisely.The post 5 things to know about fat appeared first on Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.
      - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 12:00am -
    • HALO™ DreamNest™ giveaway
      One lucky mama will win the versatile, all-in-one HALO™ DreamNest™ open air sleep system, providing your baby with breathable comfort for a safe, sound snooze station whether at home or on the go.The post HALO™ DreamNest™ giveaway appeared f…
      - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 12:56pm -
    • Finish strong
      A whopping 80 percent of a full-term baby’s iron needs is accumulated during mom’s third trimester of pregnancy, making adequate iron intake of most importance. Here’s how to avoid deficiency to best care for both you and your babe-to-be.The p…
      - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 12:00am -
    • Levana monitor giveaway
      One watchful mama will receive the new Levana Oma Sense breathing movement monitor, built to track the tiniest of movements from your sleeping sweet-pea, so you can have more peace of mind.The post Levana monitor giveaway appeared first on Pregnancy…
      - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 9:51am -
    • Bag of tricks
      A+ diaper carriers for your many trips for two.The post Bag of tricks appeared first on Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 12:31pm -
    • 4 tips for leaving baby without losing your mind
      Remember when you could just grab your keys and go? Nowadays, your getaways take a little more planning. Here are major points to consider, whether you’re leaving baby for an afternoon jaunt or a weekend escape. The post 4 tips for leaving baby wi…
      - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 12:07pm -
    • In perfect harmony
      The 411 on your prenatal pH balance.The post In perfect harmony appeared first on Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 23 Feb 19, 12:00am -
    • Tips for safe postpartum fitness
      You’re going to need to take it easy for a few weeks to recover from labor and delivery, no matter what kind of birth you had. But when you’re ready to slip those sneakers on, make sure to consider the following:The post Tips for safe postpartum…
      - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 12:00am -

    Secrets of Baby Behavior

    • 7 Facts about Maternal Depression

      7 Facts about Maternal Depression

      With depression in the news this week, we wanted to join so many others who are trying to address misinformation about depression and mental health issues. Before I say anything more, I want to say that I am not an expert (in any way) about postpartu…
      - 15 Aug 14, 1:43pm -
    • Where is Everybody?

      Where is Everybody?

      Hello everyone! We've had a string of transitions this summer that have pulled us away from our writing and pushed back our planned reorganization of this blog. JenG has taken a wonderful new job (we miss her!) and we are finishing up some big proj…
      - 11 Aug 14, 11:38pm -
    • Happy 4th of July

      Happy 4th of July

      We hope all of our US readers have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
      - 4 Jul 14, 10:26pm -
    • Goodbye!

      Goodbye!

      Hello Everyone! This is Jen G. I would like to let you know that I will soon be leaving the Human Lactation Center to work at the California Department of Public Health. It has been a pleasure working with and learning from both Jane and Jen B., an…
      - 27 Jun 14, 4:25pm -
    • We're 5 Years Old!

      We're 5 Years Old!

       The Secrets of Baby Behavior blog is 5 years old! Thank you to our readers for your wonderful support and 2,670,148 page views! There will be a lot of changes in the year ahead. We look forward to sharing them with you.PS: Don't tell anyone about…
      - 17 Jun 14, 12:52pm -
    • Summer Travel With Your Baby

      Summer Travel With Your Baby

      Are you getting ready for Summer vacation? Learn about why preparation is the key to a great trip and how paying attention to your baby's cues can result in a happier baby on the road in the posts Summer Travel With Your Baby-Part 1 and Part 2. The…
      - 6 Jun 14, 11:00am -
    • Getting Ready for Summer With Your Baby!

      Getting Ready for Summer With Your Baby!

      This week in the Sacramento valley region of California we will be hitting 100 degrees! There is no better time than now to share our Summer safety tips for baby with you! Read about keeping your baby cool and sun safety here. Also, for answers to su…
      - 3 Jun 14, 11:00am -
    • Welcome to Our New Readers!

      Welcome to Our New Readers!

      For those of you new to our blog, welcome! This blog is published as a service of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center located in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. We would like to tell you how our blog works and wher…
      - 20 May 14, 6:58pm -
    • Baby Sign Language/Gesturing and Language Development

      Baby Sign Language/Gesturing and Language Development

      A few weeks ago, we asked readers to send us their questions about infant communication. We received some great questions and wanted to get started by answering this one:Any evidence of using signs increasing or decreasing language development? As re…
      - 13 May 14, 11:12am -
    • Screen-Free Week 2014!

      Screen-Free Week 2014!

      Since it's screen-free week, we would like to encourage you to take a week off from the constant onslaught of media in your life and spend some quality face-to-face time with your kids! For a past post with more information about screen-free week and…
      - 6 May 14, 11:00am -

    Stinker Babies

    • Tag! You're It! (Plus a Giveaway!)

      Tag!  You're It! (Plus a Giveaway!)

      Confession: I've had some trouble with homework this year.  Caleb is supposed to be reading for 20 minutes each day.I love to read, so I love that this is homework.  As a former teacher, I know how important it is to be reading at least 20 minutes…
      - 11 Mar 13, 1:05pm -
    • It's a Girl!! Meet Our Service Dog!

      It's a Girl!!  Meet Our Service Dog!

      As most of you know, we've been waiting on pins and needles for our official Match Letter from 4 Paws for Ability.  This letter would tell us which of these adorable wonderdogs would become a part of our family.  Friday morning, I was startled awak…
      - 9 Mar 13, 3:00pm -
    • Leaving the Nest

      Leaving the Nest

      Caleb has been spending an ever increasing amount of time with a mainstream class.Last week, his name was officially moved to the mainstream class roster.I feel so proud and happy and excited...And absolutely terrified.I'm so relieved that he'll feel…
      - 4 Mar 13, 11:21am -
    • Happy, Happy March! (And a HUGE thank you!)

      Happy, Happy March! (And a HUGE thank you!)

      I cannot believe this month is here.  We have been waiting for this month for oh so long!  And it's here!!!I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all so so so much for your incredible support.  Physically, emotionally, financially.  I have…
      - 1 Mar 13, 5:09pm -
    • Dreams: Chase or Let Go?

      Dreams: Chase or Let Go?

      Dreams are a funny thing.Two years ago, I wrote a post about a lifelong dream (I'd Like to Thank the Academy), and it was still very true for me last year as well. Last night, I watched the Academy Awards from start to finish (a few years later) and…
      - 25 Feb 13, 10:35am -
    • Oh Pinterest. Why do you torment me so?

      Oh Pinterest.  Why do you torment me so?

      Ahhhh Pinterest. You and I have a love-hate relationship, don't we? You pursued me for so long as I firmly resisted your temptations.  I have to admit.  I secretly admired your persistence. You finally wore me down.  After months of my friends tel…
      - 22 Feb 13, 12:35pm -
    • Feeling like a hot mess? Come sit by me!

      Feeling like a hot mess?  Come sit by me!

      Now that I've been a mom for almost seven years, I've finally figured out how to spot fellow mamas in the wild.  You will know us by the circles under our eyes.  Just kidding.  Sorta.Seriously though, on so many days, I feel like I have been s…
      - 20 Feb 13, 4:46pm -
    • Black History Month

      Black History Month

      This is a scary post to write.  Scary only because I just have questions and no real answers.  I feel like I won't be able to word this post in a way that accurately portrays my thoughts.  But I'm going to try my best because these thoughts have b…
      - 18 Feb 13, 4:54pm -
    • Chicks Dig Chicken Salad Chick

      Chicks Dig Chicken Salad Chick

      Like any good Southern girl, I love chicken salad.  Here in the South, you can find it anywhere from funerals to picnics, baby showers to barbecues.  Actually...I'm willing to bet chicken salad was exactly what those handsome young men brought Scar…
      - 16 Feb 13, 1:26pm -
    • I'm Too Old for This...Right?

      I'm Too Old for This...Right?

      We've all had our share of disappointments throughout life. I mean, it goes with the territory right?  Like in high school when I didn't get the part in the school play or I didn't make the cheerleading squad.  Oh man.  I was crushed.  My mom wou…
      - 13 Feb 13, 7:43pm -

    time flies when you're having babies

    • 30 weeks + the name

      30 weeks + the name

      And just like that we are already heading down the last decade of weeks until we get to meet our sweet little one (starting tomorrow, technically, but I'm measuring a few days ahead so I call the eve of 30 weeks, 30 weeks). I would absolutely be remi…
      - 26 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:08pm -
    • a good old fashioned gender reveal

      a good old fashioned gender reveal

      Back in the blogging day I would have annoyingly documented every single milestone of pregnancy, (seriously, check the archives, it's absurd. Or don't because it's mildly embarrassing) and while I am definitely happy that's not my blogging trend anym…
      - 7 Dec 18, 12:16pm -
    • Thoughts on Pregnancy After Loss {Grieving Together}

      Thoughts on Pregnancy After Loss {Grieving Together}

      When I first saw that Laura Kelly Fanucci and her husband had written a book on their journey as a couple after infant loss I was so happy. I was pretty fresh off of my third early miscarriage of the year and I could not wait to read it, I only wis…
      - 30 Nov 18, 10:56am -
    • A New Pumpkin For Our Patch...

      A New Pumpkin For Our Patch...

      Coming May, 2019.I am still in shock and awe each time I see this little person (which thanks to a little hematoma concern + a bit of spastic anxiety on my part has been quite a bit). It has been so beautiful to get to watch this little one grow.The…
      - 23 Oct 18, 2:44pm -
    • starring, the boys!

      starring, the boys!

      I started this post as an exclusive "boys' birthdays" post but that was several days ago and methinks that now I ought to just add some more summer happenings and join Kelly for some early quick takes.  Here we go!1) I am embarrassingly behind on po…
      - 16 Aug 18, 2:40pm -
    • vacation celebration

      vacation celebration

      While I was pregnant with Lucy Mike started working on the very beginnings of research for the project that would turn in to his doctoral dissertation (for chronological reference I was pregnant with Lucy six-and-a-half years ago.) On June 30th, 2018…
      - 19 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
    • TEN

      TEN

      10 years. I was thinking about having this be a mini-blog post on Instagram, but it just seemed fitting that the celebration of 10 years of marriage would warrant a little dusting off of the neglected blog. This one's for you, Mikey (though it will…
      - 5 Jul 18, 3:17pm -
    • adiós mayo

      adiós mayo

      Linking up with Kelly to celebrate the fact that May is finally over!!1) It was a really long month, full of lots of good things and lots of hard things, and overall we are just really excited for June with pool trips and as many activities as I can…
      - 1 Jun 18, 3:14pm -
    • time slows when you're losing babies

      time slows when you're losing babies

      When I started this blog I was having babies in relatively quick succession. Those days were so full of chaos: beautiful, loud, quick moving chaos. Every day was like a whirlwind and at the end of a baby's first year I would wonder how on earth it we…
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      bringing blogging back

      I know the song reference is a stretch, but I'm rusty right now. I read Kate's post the other day and it was quite timely because I had just been brainstorming about how I could motivate myself and other bloggers to bring back the old school blog. I…
      - 25 Apr 18, 9:56pm -

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