Tag: first-time mom

Dear Mom I Thought I Would Be

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Dear Mom I Thought I Would Be, I had this vision of you. You were perfect. I dreamed about you when I was pregnant. I...

Financial Tips for a New Mom

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My experience in the banking world showed me the not-so-great things that happen when a mother and partner are not on the same level...

Just Say, “How Exciting! That’s Awesome News!”

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Okay. Listen. Pregnant women have feelings. Feelings like no other time. Raise your hand if when you were pregnant or shortly thereafter, you received...

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Quit Breastfeeding

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After six short weeks of painful, confusing, and exhausting attempts to feed my baby, I gave up. While it wasn't something I wanted to...

A Nursing Mom’s Survival Kit

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If you know an expectant mama who plans to breastfeed, a really fun shower (or anytime) gift is a nursing mom's survival kit. Before...

Preparing for a Drug-Free Birth

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Let me begin by saying that if you had an epidural, you are not a bad mom. Contrary to what one might think, having...

Why Didn’t You Tell Me?!

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How many pre-pregnancy, expecting, postpartum, the first years, toddler years type books have you read? Although they all provide wonderful bits of information, they...

Eww Gross! 10 Pregnancy Secrets

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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...

Postpartum Support Resources in Fairfield County

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (MMH Week) takes place the first week of May each year. This year the theme of the Blue Dot...

Thank You for Your Professional Labor of Love

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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...