Every single family function has become an opportunity for someone to look me up and down and ask “So, how old are you these days?” When I answer, I watch them mentally compute how many more childbearing years I have left. More
Topic: Pregnancy & Health
I love love love love interior designer and stylist Emily Henderson. I became aware of her through her awesome blog (Do not miss her posts on how to shop your local Craigslist), but she also won season 5 of HGTV Design Star and hosts a show called Secrets From A Stylist on HGTV. So she’s kinda famous. But that doesn’t stop her from bringing the charming realness on her blog, especially now that’s getting ready to deliver her first child. Reason #679845 why I love Emily? Her latest post on her “birth plan”—you’ll see why I put birth plan in quotes.
Now, I’m going to assume, I THINK?!?, that this means they wanted the gender of their baby to be a secret? Reddit stop confusing me! More
Has anyone ever accidentally shoved the wine cork back into the bottle of wine when they were uncorking it? If so – have you ever managed to extract the cork without sweating or crying? I usually just say, “eff it” and end up leaving it floating in the bottle. Thank god a mechanic in Argentina is nothing like me – or this incredible, possibly life-saving tool for delivering babies would have never been invented. More
Every time I read one of these personal anecdotes – there’s a part of me that wonders why we have to share these deeply personal stories. Not because I’m against choice – because I’m not. Quite the opposite, actually. I’m feverishly pro-choice. I just hate what inevitably happens with these personal declarations of women. I feel that ultimately, they are dissected for motivation. Who are we explaining ourselves to and why?
I just had my second child, at forty. After spending years trying to conceive my first – and having my second come as a surprise – I can confidently say that I would like to permanently shutter my baby-making shop. The problem is – I’m sort of terrified of long-term, permanent birth control. More
I’m less concerned with the morality of offering financial rewards to encourage health benefits, because I think if it works it’s a win-win: mothers are getting financial help and children are getting the benefits of breastmilk. However, the financial incentives fall short of the education required to make significant change and the support to make it happen. More
After all, this is a person who will be there when you are (hopefully) pushing a baby out of your vagina. More
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A South Carolina nurse insults new mom in the most mature fashion by leaving a note with the word “Loser” and a frowny face. Yay professionalism! More
Always make sure that it’s cool if you pop in before you show up. I think the movies have led us all to believe that woman has baby, sleeps a little and presto! Everything is back to normal. Maybe this is true for some people – but not everyone. More
Love or hate natural childbirth, this piece, “Using WOC In the Natural Childbirth Debate: A How-To Guide” should be required reading for anyone who likes to spout off about birth politics. Seriously, read it even if you don’t give a flying fig about what methods people use to get babies out of their bodies. More
I started dancing, too. I couldn’t help it. I immediately fell in love with this OB/GYN and mom of two. She made me think about all the ways I’ve allowed stress and things that are out of my control to change me. She made me wonder when the last time I made someone smile and feel really good was. She made me realize that you are either giving back to the Universe on a very basic level, or you’re not. More
I don’t mind the gender predictions – they’re harmless. According to my grandmother, if I suffer from acne or if I crave savory foods (yes and yes), then I’m going to have a girl. I wish my face didn’t have to be examined at every family gathering but it’s easy to shake off superstitions that have no basis in reality. More