Month: July 2018

Mom Life, Pregnancy

Pregnancy after prematurity

My first pregnancy, I made it to 32 weeks and 4 days before everything unraveled.  A normal day gave way to seizures, dangerously high blood pressure, extremely low blood platelets, and the premature delivery of my son nearly 8 weeks early with little to no memory of what happened.   With an invaluable amount of therapy […]

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Mom Life, Pregnancy

When Your Friend Is Pregnant With Her First Child And Is “Totally Prepared”

You sit down with your friend who’s 7 months pregnant. She’s glowing and beautiful wearing clean clothes, beautiful hair that’s neatly arranged and makeup perfectly on. You can’t help but think she’s the “before” picture and you are most certainly the “after” picture. You glance down at your tank top that’s covered in, well actually, […]

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Kid Stories, Mom Life

I Can Now Say I’ve Walked Through Hell and Survived.  

My daughter just had diarrhea while wearing undies and pants and didn’t tell me.  She then took off her pants and undies and got it all over her legs, arms and hands.  Not to mention all over the floor. At first I started to run away because…well obviously I don’t need to explain why I […]

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Kid Craziness, Mom Life, Mom Rant

The Common Cold: A Horror Story

I’m a huge fan of horror movies but I am quick to discount ones that just use blood and gore to cause fear. The good ones?  They are the ones that build a sense of dread you can feel deep down in the pit of your stomach. What rivals that particular brand of dread?  The […]

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Mom Life, Pregnancy

The Day I Called 911 On The Moon

I was 9 months pregnant, and besides being insanely uncomfortable, I was also in the midst of the absent-minded last few weeks of my pregnancy.   That night, I went to bed early.  I took my contacts out and put on my horribly “out-of-date prescription” glasses on.  As I laid down and tried to uncomfortably […]

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Kid Craziness, Kid Stories

Tongue Tied

My son was born with a tongue tie, but it didn’t demand the immediate attention of anyone in the hospital when he was born, nor did it cause any concern from his pediatrician until he began showing a delay in speech.  We took the “wait and see” approach, exhausting every avenue before deeming surgery necessary. […]

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Mom Life

Maternity clothes, you the real MVP

Today is the landmark occasion that I finally put away my maternity clothes. Sure, it may be over 5 months since my last child left my body and sometime less than that after reaching my pre-pregnancy weight.  But dammit, I earned every minute in those stretchy, extra forgiving clothes. Sorry, not sorry. Hell, I would […]

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What You Didn’t Know About Stay At Home Dads

As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve experienced judgement. Mainly from other moms. Trust me, I’m well aware I’m no June Cleaver. My house is messy, my kids don’t get baths everyday and I have tons of non-organic food in my house. So when I catch an eye roll or head shaking from another mom, I just […]

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