The Importance of Asking For What You Need From Your Partner

My husband and I prepared for our first child very differently. Of course, I was having the child and he wasn’t, so there were practical differences in how we both got ready for the baby to arrive. But we differed in many ways other than physical changes too. Culturally, our community is vast, unique, and…

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Loving Yourself Through Pregnancy Stages

My 5-year-old daughter loves to tell people that girls are superheroes “because we can make people in our bellies.” She is right. We are pretty magical. Our bodies know how to do amazing things when it comes to reproduction and pregnancy. And once we give birth, those superpowers become even more clear. But that magic…

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Celebrate the Changes You’re Experiencing; They’re Part of Your Pregnancy Journey

When I found out one of my closest friends was also pregnant at the same time, my imagination went wild with images of prenatal yoga followed by (decaf) iced coffee dates and side-by-side stroller speed walks. Together, we would take on nursing, sleep training, and homemade baby food and complain about lack of sleep and…

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Forget the Cookie Cutter Registries, Here’s What You’ll Really Need Those First 6 Months to a Year.

Creating a registry is a lot of pressure. How are we supposed to know what and how much we need when we haven’t done this before? As a mom of three, I can assure you that so many of the things we are told we need, we don’t. Sometimes those things even make life more…

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Don’t leave the hospital without!

Walking out of the hospital after my first child was born was a scary moment. I think I actually said out loud: “they’re letting us leave with him?! I’m not ready.”  We said goodbye with my son, a new car seat, and a ton of nerves…but that’s about it. Leaving the hospital after my third…

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Healthy Craving Alternatives!

Craving pickles and ice cream? Peanut butter on pizza? Neither was I.  Hollywood is good for sharing images of pregnancy cravings that aren’t so realistic, but the truth is that many expectant moms don’t want any of these crazy combinations. We work so hard, in mind and body, to get ourselves ready for pregnancy, childbirth,…

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