I remember those last few weeks of first-time pregnancy like yesterday -- mostly, I was just freaked out. What the heck am I going to DO with a new baby?! I was the first of my friends to start a family and the internet hadn't quite yet exploded with never-ending pregnancy and parenting insight and instructions back then (in the old fashioned days of 2010), so I was pretty much … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Know Before Bringing Home a New Baby
Let's talk baby weight. Gaining it, losing it, and how celebrities on covers of magazines make the rest of us feel bad. Correction: How they make *some people* feel bad. As a lone duck, I'm here to shout that no woman should feel bad when seeing such images... we should feel empowered. (No, I'm not drunk.) Trust that I know how sensitive this topic is, and please keep in mind … [Read more...] about Can Real Women Do the Celeb Post-Baby Body Bounce-back?
A version of the following was originally posted on Jill Simonian's TheFabMom.com. Jill Simonian is a TV & Digital personality seen frequenlty on HLN, Hallmark Channel and parenting blogs across the web. We've all hit that metaphorical brick wall. You know, that thing we slam into every now and then when we’ve spun around in circles enough times … [Read more...] about Why Moms Need Dreams…
Guess what y'all? I've got a baby in my belly again.... and he/she has been there for almost 7 months. Yup, I've been in the closet about it until now. As I explained on my personal blog, I've been hiding this wonderful little miracle all in the name of my career. I haven't gone to events (that I normally would have gone to in my industry) for fear of seeing someone and … [Read more...] about Hiding Your Pregnancy: Smart or Sneaky?
I think C-sections have gotten a bad rap. It's not the real way to have a baby. The recovery sucks. You'll always have a scar. True. True. True. But I don't care. Didn't the first time (a year and a half ago), don't this time (2 weeks away). My first baby required a last-minute C-section (thanks to her busy little unborn body tangling her neck in the umbilical cord!), so … [Read more...] about Yes, I’m Actually Excited for My C-Section