Topic: pregnancy

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 »

Being On Bed Rest Is Nothing Like A Day At The Spa

Being On Bed Rest Is Nothing Like A Day At The Spa

At first I was really excited to have a doctor sanctioned reason to lay around all day. I was tired, my hips were killing me and I was starting to waddle. I had seen pregnant woman in online pregnancy forums complaining about how awful bed rest was, and in my ignorance I didn’t understand why they were whining. This was my chance to act like a Greek goddess, and I was going to enjoy every second of it More »

Sports World Continues To Sh*t On Women, This Time By Firing One For Being Pregnant And Single

Sports World Continues To Sh*t On Women, This Time By Firing One For Being Pregnant And Single

The first female senior vice president in the Mets’ 52-year-history claims she was fired because the team’s CEO was “morally opposed” to her being pregnant and unwed. Fantastic. As if any of us are looking towards the sports industry to be a moral compass. I’m not surprised the CEO thought he could get away with this behavior. I guess he thought his actions would go unnoticed — not a bad guess considering how much the sports world gets away with in regards to their treatment of issues affecting women lately. More »

7 Ways To Support Parents Faced With A Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

7 Ways To Support Parents Faced With A Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

It was supposed to be one of the most wonderful days of our lives. On April 29, 2008, at just over twenty weeks pregnant, it was time for my anatomy scan. I was very excited to find out the gender and to see my little bean again. My pregnancy had been going wonderfully so far; no morning sickness or other issues. When the sonogram tech brought in the doctor to “take a look at something,” I knew there was a serious problem.
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Scary Mommy: 10 Things You Can’t Do In Public While Pregnant (But Totally Want To)

Scary Mommy: 10 Things You Can't Do In Public While Pregnant (But Totally Want To)

When you’re pregnant, there are myriad things you wish you could just up and do no matter where you are and whom you’re with — things you probably do in the privacy of your own home without reserve. The thing is, you can’t in public. I mean, you could, but you’d either no longer have any friends or get arrested, and nobody wants that. Here are just a few of them. More »

Teacher Fired For Being Pregnant And Gay At The Same Time

Teacher Fired For Being Pregnant And Gay At The Same Time

Barbara Webb was a chemistry teacher for nine years at Marion High School, an all-girls Catholic School in Michigan. In June, she learned she was pregnant. In July, she told the school. In August, she was fired. Why? Because Webb is gay, and her “non-traditional” pregnancy doesn’t fit with the Catholic school’s mission, which is “Let us love one another, for love is from God,”…no, wait. Their mission is “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Nope. Hang on. Maybe it’s, “As you wish that others would do it you, do so to them.” No. Hm. Must be “Fire all the gays.” Yeah, that’s it. More »