Relatively speaking, I think I had a fairly easygoing pregnancy. Outside of some pretty bad morning sickness in the first trimester, I remained very mobile and went to work up until it was GO TIME. I didn't have swollen ankles, I wasn't uncomfortably big, and I felt more energetic than I felt tired. So towards the end, when people asked me if I was 'ready' to give birth, I … [Read more...] about 9 Things They Don’t Tell You About Labor And Delivery
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My mother says that I used to be funnier, a whole lot funnier, when it comes to what I reveal about my family online. But it’s hard to be funny when you’ve been muzzled. When I first started writing online, my children couldn’t read. The youngest was still in diapers. I felt free to blog and write columns chock-full of the frustrating-yet-colorful details about my … [Read more...] about How Much is Too Much to Share About Your Family Online?
As a young mother, one of the last things on your mind may be going to college. Financial considerations, as well as a desire to care for your children personally, are just two possible reasons that you might believe a higher education is an impossible dream. However, a number of organizations are willing to help mothers, single or married, attain their dreams of higher … [Read more...] about Scholarships for Young Mothers
In the past, preference was give to young, heterosexual couples wishing to adopt children. But as more children in need of a stable parental unit continue to flood the foster care system and adoption agencies scramble to place them in good homes, the parameters for what federal and state laws deem to be "parent worthy" have expanded. While some agencies continue to be strict … [Read more...] about Who Can Adopt Kids?