Now, more than ever before and due to COVID-19, families are considering having home births. But wait, before you get all judgy on me, it’s not like the 1800's midwife preconception that so many people have. I had the...
When you have a baby and are pouring all of your energy into caring for that new little life, you sometimes feel like you might never want to have sex again. Most of us expect that feeling right after...
You have probably heard of placenta encapsulation if you are having babies these days. Placenta encapsulation is the practice of preparing your placenta to eat. In case this is all news to you: yes, that's right: some moms eat...
My good friend recently gave birth to her second child, a gorgeous boy to join his 27-month-old spunky sister. As I look forward to meeting the little guy and welcoming him to the world and to our extended family,...
November 17th may be just a normal day to most families, but not to mine. Today is national Prematurity Awareness Day, and I am a mother of a former preemie. On this day, we remember the birth of our...
In May of 1980, my parents got married. They recently celebrated 39 years of marriage. Like all couples, they had plenty of ups and plenty of downs. Almost immediately after they were married, they found out they were expecting...

Evicted? I hope not!

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I'm sure you've all seen it - the baby announcement in the form of an eviction notice that went viral.  You know, the one of the toddler screaming in her crib with a piece of paper taped to it...
The Almighty Internet is awash, dear swollen sisters, in advice about what not to say to you. Here’s an excellent guide from Parent’s Magazine, and a humorous one from from Babble. The advice is pretty good. Really. I agree with 95% of...

The 2nd Pregnancy

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We all know that every pregnancy is different. Our bodies are different with each one and respond differently. Duh. But what I am loving so far, being 16 weeks along with my second, is how mentally different pregnancies are....
I like to think of myself as a fitness junkie. Growing up I played sports outside with the boys. I was on competitive travel softball teams from the time I was eight years old. I received scholarship offers. I was...

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25 Cincinnati Experiences to Gift this Year {2021 Edition}

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If your house is anything like ours, the last thing you need this holiday season is more stuff. More toys, more gadgets, more anything! If...
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