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A gut feeling. That little voice you can't ignore. A mother's intuition. Whatever you call it, you know what I mean. This is the story of my first child's birth, and I hope that it reminds you of the...
There. I said it. But before we dive in, let me cover my bases.  Pregnancy is a literal miracle, I know. I should be thankful that my body is healthy and able to create life, I know. I should be...
I got an epidural AFTER the baby was born. Yep. You read that right. It all started when I saw that magical, digital word… “Pregnant.” In that moment, I became a control freak mother. I always imagined that I would...
If you have three kids or have ever thought about adding that third kid to your family then I am sure you've seen the articles on how hard having three kids is. Maybe you have also heard from friends...
We have all been there, we have the cute baby bump, we’re glowing yet emotional but when it comes to getting dressed, NOTHING FITS!! Do I have to get dressed? During my third trimester, it was mid-summer last year and it...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Tips for Staying Cool While Pregnant Summer in New Orleans means one thing – unescapable smoldering heat. Hot humid summer days in New Orleans offer little comfort when you are pregnant and...
I come from a family who makes beautiful, smart children by the tons. We are Irish Catholic, and man, do we like to make those stereotypes about not having a television ring with (at least a little bit of) truth. The...
We just recently welcomed our fourth baby to our family, so this definitely isn't our first rodeo with siblings. However, there is one special thing we do each pregnancy and I look forward to it every time. The Sibling...
Bedrest. Ugh. For those of you who have experienced this during pregnancy know that it’s not all about sitting on the couch with your feet propped up eating Bon Bons and watching soap operas. Having experienced bed rest for...
November 2014, I was nine months pregnant with my first child and ready to start a brand new chapter in life — becoming a stay-at-home mom. I was so ready to take on my new role and certain that...
I'm the proud mama of five girls. I'm the youngest of seven kids, and I've always wanted to have a big family of my own. I've also always known that I wanted to get an epidural when the time came....
Once upon a time, there lived a prince and a princess. They met in college, fell in love, and got married three years later. They were so excited to start their life together. They both had great jobs, had just...
Those words were repeated over and over when I had my daughter. I had always suffered from anxiety but this anxiety was off the charts. It started as soon as I was in the hospital. I looked over at...