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One of the things I have picked up on as a new mother is that each of our journeys and choices are unique to us, and that regardless of those choices, we share a common thread…we are mothers who...
Let's just say this ain't my first rodeo at the whole pregnancy thing, but it appears I'm riding a different animal this go-round. And I'm getting one heck of a ride! Moms: is this just me? I'm curious to know...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Touro Family Birthing Center.  Why Touro Was a Great Place for Me to Deliver My Daughter Going into my first birthing experience, I was so nervous. When I found out I was pregnant, I...
When you ask someone whether you should find out the sex of your baby in advance or at the delivery, you will be met with strong answers. Both “sides” adamantly proclaim their way is the best. Finding out whether you’re...
Most pregnant women are pretty vocal about not wanting their bellies touched. I know this all to well because not too long ago, I was one of them. I mean, you don't touch random stranger's bellies, so why on earth...
Tis the season to be pregnant...or so it seems! Is it just me or is not every store in the mall bursting with pregnant women? So, this post is for all those expecting mommies, or for those of you...
Advanced Maternal Age As an advanced maternal aged mother, Family Planning was an ongoing statement that I used so often during my pregnancy. Ironically, the term “advanced maternal age“ was new to me and I was curious as to why...
Pregnancy can be the most joyful, exciting time for a couple with the thought of a tiny person slowly growing inside your belly. Simultaneously, it's a time for the most bizarre and frustrating pains, syndromes and uncategorized bodily changes. I...
Disclosure: we are often asked about the best ways to stay in shape during pregnancy, as well as the best ways to lose that dreaded baby weight. CrossFit Roux has generously sponsored this post to offer insight into their programs. Being "CrossFit"...
When I was pregnant with Jane, I found registering as exciting as it was overwhelming. I ran around Babies R Us with that ray-gun and zapped every item I had heard my mom friends mention at our moms nights...
What do booking a flight, watching Sweet Home Alabama, checking Facebook and buying school uniforms have in common?  Well, nothing, but somehow they are all reasons that I have cried in the past week! In theory, none of them...
When I found out in March that our family would be welcoming a new addition this fall, I was so excited. I was also a little worried. For more than two years, our daughter Jane had been the center of...
It's been 18 months since my husband and I got a crash course into parenthood in the worst way. You see, we found out we were pregnant, and about 9 weeks into the pregnancy, we found out we were...
Disclosure :: As parents some of us are sure of ourselves and others ... not so much. Generally, though, parents have plentiful opportunities to take classes. But what about grandparents? Things have changed in the past several decades, and we...