Topic: pregnancy

7 Reasons It Sucks To Be Pregnant On Thanksgiving

7 Reasons It Sucks To Be Pregnant On Thanksgiving

You would think that being pregnant on Thanksgiving would be awesome. You imagine lots of food to satisfy your every craving and your entire family gathered ’round to share in your excitement and hear about your plans for decorating the nursery. Rarely does dinner with the extended family go so smoothly. In reality, being pregnant on Thanksgiving is anything but a holiday. More »

Everyone Talks About Pregnancy ‘Cravings’ But Forgets To Mention How Much Food Will Gross You Out

Everyone Talks About Pregnancy 'Cravings' But Forgets To Mention How Much Food Will Gross You Out

Everyone’s heard about pregnancy cravings. I don’t know if we have movies to thank for this or what, but the thought of a woman eating peanut butter out of a jar using a pickle as a spoon is probably something people think is relatively normal. You may actually not find yourself wanting to eat anything weird while you are pregnant. Instead, you may find yourself absolutely grossed out by just about all the foods you normally love. More »

8 More Accurate Ways To Refer To Morning Sickness

8 More Accurate Ways To Refer To Morning Sickness

Anyone who has ever had morning sickness knows that the label “morning sickness” is a big ol’ crock. It’s a, “whoever came up with this had a sample size of one” kind of lie. When I had “morning sickness” with my twins, I had mid-level nausea twenty-four hours a day, and would wake up in the middle of the night to dry-heave. I don’t actually know any women who only threw up in the morning and then went along their merry way. If I did, they were smart enough to lie to the rest of us about it. More »

The Bigger The Baby The Better They Do In School, So Go Have A Milkshake

The Bigger The Baby The Better They Do In School, So Go Have A Milkshake

Hey, pregnant ladies. I know you’ve been trying to watch how much weight you’re gaining. You’ve been trying to take in all those extra calories through salads and quinoa, you’re trying to get some exercise in, and you’re treating your pregnant body like an enormous, uncomfortable temple. That’s very noble. But you can put down the carrot sticks and pick up the carrot cake because your kid will be smarter for it. Hallelujah! More »

Stop Pitying C-Section Moms Because They Are Probably Happier Than You Think

Stop Pitying C-Section Moms Because They Are Probably Happier Than You Think

We have discussed before how some of us are secretly happy we had a c-section. I cannot say I am one of those people as I did try for a VBAC the second time around but that was for the purpose of a (hopefully) faster recovery and not because I was so traumatized by my c-section. When a group of moms are together, the trading of birth stories is inevitable and after so many of these gatherings over my time as a parent, I can tell you that we need to stop pitying c-section moms. More »

Paleo Parenting Is Perfect For Raising Children In Hunger And Darkness

Paleo Parenting Is Perfect For Raising Children In Hunger And Darkness

One of today’s most popular diets is the Paleo Diet. If you are not familiar with the Paleo Diet, I would say that you’ve been living under a rock, but living under a rock is very Paleo. To eat the Paleo way is to attempt to mimic our “primal ancestors” (as Paleo followers refer to them) and eat mainly meats, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. If Uggsnorf the caveman couldn’t eat it, then neither can you. Paleo has become so popular that it has turned into a lifestyle for many people, and that includes how they parent. Parenting like cavemen? Sounds dangerous and filthy. Tell me more! More »