I’ve always been a practical person, guided by logic. It’s hard for me to believe in things that I can’t see or feel for myself. I follow science, doctors, experts, those with advanced degrees. As a child and through...
A plus-size pregnancy, just like any pregnancy, comes with excitement and unknowns. Expecting while plus-size has its own unique set of unknowns. As someone who has had two pregnancies while very plus size, I wanted to share some wisdom.  Where...
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Sex During Pregnancy

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Are you pregnant? Feeling tired and perhaps sick? You may feel more like running to the bathroom than the bedroom. Maybe sex during pregnancy is not on top of your priority list. But some women do feel "in the...
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To Gender Reveal or Not

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"Surprise!" It's a BOY! It's a GIRL! Some of us may be keen on the idea of waiting until the birth of a child to reveal the gender, and some of us like to find out as soon as we...
Okay. Listen. Pregnant women have feelings. Feelings like no other time. Raise your hand if when you were pregnant or shortly thereafter, you received a not-so-nice comment. My hand is super high! WHY do people think it's okay to...
Just last week, I was distraught by some things being passed off as "mom humor." I am no prude, but I began to reflect on the state of women's conversations in (and outside) the mom circle. I truly believe...
Let me begin by saying that if you had an epidural, you are not a bad mom. Contrary to what one might think, having a drug-free birth doesn't make you supermom either. Both sentiments are utterly ridiculous. However, choosing...
How many pregnant women are actually “glowing”? I sure as heck wasn’t! Everyone knows about the food cravings and mood swings, but no one really talks about the absolutely gross things that your body goes through while creating new...
My name is Alison, and I’m a mom in Fairfield! I’m a social worker who works three days each week, which is a great balance to being home with my kids the other days. I grew up in Westport,...
Dear Labor and Delivery Nurses,  On behalf of all us mamas who delivered at your hospital, thank you! This one post during National Nurses Week is to honor and applaud all that you do.  We know your job is exhausting. We...

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Favorite Gluten-Free Bakeries in Fairfield County

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Call it karma or genetics. I have not always been gluten-free, and truthfully I thought it was something you were born with. However, when...