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As we await a new Royal Baby in the UK this month, it brings up memories of the last royal who gave birth. Do you remember seeing Princess Kate on the steps, in heels (!), a few short hours...
Before my daughter was born, I had assumed that I would breastfeed her. It was a free way to feed my child and it was the method that everyone told me I HAD to use. I was told that...
I recently found out that I am pregnant with our third child. I am very excited. One of the most exciting things about being pregnant for me is being pregnant with other woman at the same time. Recently I...
Trigger Warning: This piece contains details about one mom’s struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety which may be triggering to others. There I was with a pregnancy test in-hand and tears streaming down my face. It was a positive. "I don't...
We had endured a two hour flight, complete with layover, with our four children ranging from age 1 to 7 to be there for the family reunion. As we gathered around my husband’s ninety-five year old grandmother, frail but...
Preparing for a baby the first time around was basically me doing absolutely everything that any mother around me suggested. I think I had 5 diaper/wipe baskets and a million jars of nipple cream around our house. We are...
As I neared the half-way point of my third-and-final pregnancy (you know, when it's no longer optional to wear your non-maternity clothes), my friend Lauren asked me if I wanted to borrow her maternity hoodie. Since this wasn't my...
Being a foster mom, I always get asked, “Don’t you want any children of your own?” I know people aren’t being mean when they ask, but they just don’t realize asking that question puts me in an awkward position...
When my son died in July 2016, a close friend asked me, "Do you know anyone who has lost a child?" The answer was one.  I knew one person.  Soon after, I received a card in the mail.  It...
YAY! Your bestie had a new baby. Oh no...WHAT TO GET A NEW MOM?! They have already had 2-3 baby showers, everything is gone from the registry , you want to meet this new baby, but you are stumped...

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