Tag: motherhood

The First Year Is Not the Hardest

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“The first year is the hardest.” I sit here writing this post five years into parenting. This is my take. The first year is not...

A Guide to Pregnancy, Infancy, & Postpartum Resources in Fairfield County

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Motherhood. It’s something many of us dream of, but once it happens, our lives are forever changed. Whether it is your first time or...

Easily Influenced? A Jean Shorts Lesson

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Let me start with a little backstory: A few months ago, I was mindlessly clicking through Instagram stories after a glass or two of wine....

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...

Hot Topics over Chilled Beverages: MLMs

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Hot Topics Over Chilled Beverages are conversations between contributor Charity and me. We realized that we are a unique pair: mom friends who often...

On Turning 45

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So today I am turning 45, and I think it is my best age yet. When I was younger, even in my mid-30s, I...

The Right Time

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There is never a perfect time, but it can always be the right time. This is something I have been repeating to myself a...

Saying Yes to the Mess

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Having kids is messy. It starts with spit-up stains on your clothes and couch, evolves into toddler juice spills on your floors, then backpacks...

Emerging From the Black Hole of Raising Babies

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I am currently potty-training my youngest kid, and while the potty-training itself is going fantastically terrible, I am full of hope because I can...

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...