Topic: having a baby

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

I did not like being pregnant at all. The kicker was, I had a great pregnancy experience without any health issues to speak of. I’m not here to brag—I’m just stating facts that prove that even though my pregnancies were “uneventful,” I still wasn’t having a good time. I was more than happy to see that nine month stretch of uncertainty go, and I do not miss it one bit. More »

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

Baby naming. For most couples, this topic is a fun one- the process of choosing a name for your child should be something that you look back on with fond memories. For others, it is a time of turmoil and unrest that tests your fiber as a cohesive unit and causes more than one “divorce lawyer” search in your Google history. With our son, my husband and were the latter. This is my story. More »

Baby Fat: I Need A Vacation…. From Getting Pregnant

 Baby Fat: I Need A Vacationâ¦. From Getting Pregnant

So a “vacation from getting pregnant” is a great idea if you’ve been at this for a little awhile. You don’t necessarily have to go anywhere either if that’s too hard. But just putting a designated mental “timeout” on the process can be healthy for everyone involved. Even just for a few days. It’s easy to get tunnel vision about this and sometimes it’s just nice to get back in touch with the person you were, before you were the person trying to get pregnant.
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The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

Look, I’m not fool enough to believe that mainstream Hollywood films are meant to be anything other than vehicles for common folk like me to temporarily escape our dreary daily lives. And hey, I’m fine with that most of the time – chances are, if I make the conscious choice to watch a fluffy flick starring the likes of Cameron Diaz, I’m probably not in the mood to see my everyday existence cinematically mirrored. But now that I’m pregnant (again), I can’t help but notice (again) how outrageously, offensively unrealistic the experience of bringing a child into the world is usually portrayed on the big screen. More »

Lifetime’s ‘Born In The Wild’ Will Show Moms Having Babies Outdoors With No Doctors Present

Lifetime's 'Born In The Wild' Will Show Moms Having Babies Outdoors With No Doctors Present

Oh Lifetime, how we love thee, you always bring us the good stuff, whether it be TV movies  based on books about incestuous, abused teens being locked in an attic or “reality shows” about B-list celebrities with cheating scandals, it should come as no surprise that you will be bringing us all what will be our new favorite television show ever of all time ever, Born In The Wild. More »

You Don’t Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

You Don't Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

There is so much about being a new parent that can be completely overwhelming. Besides the obvious fact that you are now responsible for keeping another human being alive and hopefully, raising them to not be a total asshole, there is also the unending barrage of information coming your way from fellow moms, the internet, your family, your friends, the pediatrician, daycare teachers- it feels like it never ends. More »

Push Presents Are NOT Stupid And You Should Totally Demand One Because Dumb Babies Get All The Gifts

Push Presents Are NOT Stupid And You Should Totally Demand One Because Dumb Babies Get All The Gifts

I take huge issue with Maria Guido calling push presents stupid. Yes, the name is stupid – PUSH PRESENTS, but the idea of getting a fabulous prize after going through the total hassle of carrying a baby and then giving birth to it absolutely deserves a present. Or having a baby via surrogate. Or adopting a baby. Or even adopting a damn cat. More »