Parenting

Airline Segregation

December 16, 2011
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I have been flying with my daughter since she was 6 months old.  To date, she has been on an airplane more than I had before I was 25. I have also had the pleasure of flying three times with my preschool age sons. Because of this, I feel confident enough to say… airlines are […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Being Pregnant Over the Holidays

December 13, 2011
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While this is my 4th pregnancy, I’ve always narrowly avoided being pregnant over the holidays, until this year. This year, I’ll be 38 weeks pregnant on Christmas morning, and for all you math majors out there, that will make me 39 weeks on New Years Eve, assuming my ball hasn’t dropped already. I’ve decided, being […]

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Knowing When to Ask For Help.

December 7, 2011
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Let’s face it; it’s not easy for moms to ask for help. Most of the mommy’s I know suffer from the same thing: superwoman syndrome. This is the gene that kicks in, completely beyond our actual knowledge sometimes, and makes us think that we have to do everything, do it ourselves, and do it perfectly […]

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Parenting Habits I DON’T Want To Pick Up From My Mother

December 6, 2011
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Oh Mom… You raised me, and if I do say so myself, you did a good job (although, let’s be clear I did start therapy at age 19 so a lot of my awesomeness can be attributed to that). You loved me and made sure I became a well rounded person with manners and the […]

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Curvy Girl Guide to Gift Giving: For the Kids

November 30, 2011
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They’ve already made their lists, and revised them each and every time a commercial for a new toy and gimmick airs. And sure, you could fight someone in the aisles of Toys R Us for this year’s it gift, or you could let us help you think outside the box and find some totally rad […]

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Nana Knows Best: Co-Parenting with the Grandparents

November 14, 2011
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When I think of the term “multi-generational households,” I think of an over-crowded house, probably smelling slightly like mothballs and Ben-Gay, where kids would rather keep to themselves in the safety of their rooms than risk having an awkward conversation with one of the many octogenarians living with them, while their parents are off slaving […]

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I’m Pregnant and I Kind of Hate My Body

November 9, 2011
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Pregnancy is something I had always dreamed about. Being a mother was always my end goal, my dream for the future. Sure, I have other dreams, other things I’ve pursued along the way, but motherhood has always been the top of my life list. I found out I was pregnant in late August and within […]

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I had an Abortion.

November 7, 2011
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It’s time for me to give birth to this.  To let it go. I should have celebrated a child’s 10th birthday last month. I was 9 weeks pregnant, I saw the ultrasound, but I still let them walk me down that narrow corridor alone and I didn’t stop them from sucking the life out of […]

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My IVF Experience

November 1, 2011
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I always envisioned being one of those women who sneezes and becomes pregnant. After all, my oldest brother was a honeymoon baby. I assumed that my fertility would be like my mother’s, never thinking that I would become a statistic. According to the Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention, the  number of women ages 15-44 […]

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Making Peace with Motherhood

October 27, 2011
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Having Lucie changed everything. This seems like a pretty obvious statement, I know. I don’t know that anyone with half a brain thinks that having a baby won’t change her life completely. I knew it would. I went into this with my eyes wide open. Yet, I have been trying over the last 3 months […]

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