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You Still Are A Good Mother

You heard your infant whining over the monitor at six am this morning. She was ready for the day, but you ignored her so you could get the five extra minutes of the sleep you so desperately needed.   You are still a good mother.   You fed your toddler a piece of white, non-organic… Continue reading You Still Are A Good Mother

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Dear Bonus Sons; I love you

Dear boys,   I didn’t give birth to you. I didn’t get to feed you a bottle, or spend countless hours trying to rock you back to sleep at all hours of the night. I wasn’t there to see you take your first steps, and I didn’t get to see your face a sugary mess… Continue reading Dear Bonus Sons; I love you

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A Note From Your Tired Mama

I was exhausted, and it was only 9am. I eagerly awaited 9:30, so I could put you and your brother down for your morning naps. I checked my email on my phone, as I tried to slowly rock you in my other arm, but your wide eyed, baby blues kept staring up at me. "The… Continue reading A Note From Your Tired Mama

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13 Labor And Delivery Tips For A First Time Mom

The thought of giving birth can be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. For me, the first time I had a baby the thing that scared me the most was not the pain but the fact that I didn't know what to expect. I asked a group of women who recently had babies what… Continue reading 13 Labor And Delivery Tips For A First Time Mom

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10 Things No One Told Me I’d Experience After Having A Baby

When you are 8 months pregnant, and you are about to become a first time mom, there are so many things that you think you are prepared for. I was one of those moms who had read up on nearly every single thing I came across that had to do with pregnancy, labor and delivery… Continue reading 10 Things No One Told Me I’d Experience After Having A Baby

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Why I Chose To Be A Stay At Home Mom

Going back to work after having a baby can be a tough decision for some women to make. I know that after four months at home on maternity leave with my son, I was ready to go back. I craved getting out of the house ( and since he was born in the winter, there… Continue reading Why I Chose To Be A Stay At Home Mom

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Maisie’s RSV Story

Before I had young kids, I didn't even know what RSV was. But thanks to social media, mom groups and articles posted by friends about how serious this virus is, I was informed of the dangers of it. And while I was scared that my infants would get it ( especially since they were both… Continue reading Maisie’s RSV Story

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10 Tips For New Irish Twin Mama’s

Being a mom to Irish Twins ( two children born to the same mom within a year of each other) definitely has it's challenges. My IT2 (Irish Twin 2) is 4 months now so would think that I am well adjusted, but truth is I feel like my house is a circus most of the time. But… Continue reading 10 Tips For New Irish Twin Mama’s

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Signs That I Knew I Was Pregnant Before Testing

When you are trying to get pregnant, and you are googling “early pregnancy symptoms”, you will read about implantation bleeding, fatigue, mood swings, morning sickness, and a heightened sense of smell, among some others. But it wasn’t completely like that for me. My first pregnancy was an IVF pregnancy, so I had a strong feeling… Continue reading Signs That I Knew I Was Pregnant Before Testing