Category: Mother & Child

pregnancy

Secondary Infertility Hurts Differently, but Just as Much

I was vaguely aware during my pregnancy that infertility would hurt a second time around, but I wasn’t fully prepared for just how much. I had enough awareness at the time that I can read now through my journals and old blog posts and see that I wrote, “I am so grateful for this chance to experience pregnancy,...

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Pregnancy: What’s Normal and What Isn’t

I can’t tell you how many times during my pregnancy things would happen to my body and I would frantically wonder, “Is this supposed to be happening or not?” Thankfully, I had friends who had been pregnant before me and could tell me what I should be worried about and what I just needed to deal...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Two of my children’s favorite phrases are “Mommy, can you help me?” and “I can’t do this!” Of course we all know that what they are really asking is “Will you do this?” or “Will you give me the answer?” Though sometimes it is easier or more convenient to just do it ourselves, especially when pressed for time,...

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Infertility: What Helps, What Doesn’t

I couldn’t believe how much it hurt. Just that one word, staring up at me from the yellow paper I was to hand to the receptionist at the doctor’s office: Infertility. I was in for a routine asthma visit and when I was asked, “Is there any chance you’re pregnant?” I snorted and said, “I wish!”...

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Hugs and Kisses Can Heal Your Boo Boos, Too

As a parent, especially mommies, you have witnessed first hand the instantaneous, dare I say miraculous, healing properties of hugs and kisses on children’s minor injuries. This includes everything from hurt feelings to bumped arms to superficial wounds. When you see your little one running up to you in “immense” pain, emotional or physical, with their huge crocodile tears, you just...

sleep during pregnancy

How to Get Good Sleep During Pregnancy:My Effective Experience

We want to do our best to help you avoid poor sleep during pregnancy, so here are some wonderful tips and tricks to help you get the best possible sleep during your pregnancy! I’ve implemented most of these tips and have seen huge improvements in my sleep on nights that I’ve used them so far during...

depresion

Getting Beyond Postpartum Blues

Every mother is warned about the baby blues that come following the birth of a baby, but very little is said about what can be done to prepare for it. Most veteran mothers warn about how awful the mood swings will be, how much they cried after giving birth, and how overwhelmed they felt. These things...