Tag: first-time mom

Keep Going, Mama

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If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that being a mother is a test in endurance. Moms push through it all - exhaustion, overwhelm,...

Birth Partners Doulas: Supporting Moms Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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Twenty-two years ago, I came home from the hospital with a seven-pound, fifteen-ounce bundle of joy. AND I WAS TERRIFIED. I could barely comprehend...

I Was Part of a Mom Clique. Why I Won’t Be...

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It was supposed to be a fun afternoon at a baby sprinkle I was hosting with some of my closest mom friends. The car...

How to Parent Confidently When You’re Doing It on Your Own

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“You should put something on her feet, no?”  “You’re not giving her eggs already, are you?” “My son’s pediatrician said…” These are just a few of the...

What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Plus-Size Pregnancy

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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...

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...