Motherhood

The Birth Story

It is 2am. You are standing in a drafty hospital room, naked except for a paper-thin robe. A nurse just finished sticking you with a needle and popping one of a vein in one of your hands. (Surprisingly painful.) You haven’t slept in 20 hours.

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Things Around Here These Days

Just emerging from my newborn-head-sniffing craze over here to check in. Yes, we’re alive. Yes, we’re elated. And yes, we are crazier than ever.

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In Labor

Well, I got my epidural so I am loving life (and my anesthesiologist), and I can’t sleep because, well, you know, the whole about to give birth to a new person thing, so here I am.

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The Motherhood Series, Part Two

“Something I never knew until I became a mom was how much I used to love long, hot showers.  I have kissed those goodbye for now, and hope they will return one day VERY VERY soon.

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The Motherhood Series, Part One

Truth is, sometimes you need to reflect on where you are, to appreciate just how far you’ve come. What you’ve learned. How you’ve grown. What you wish you would have known before you started this crazy journey.

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Mother’s Day Gifts that Aren’t Flowers

Look, I’m not going to crap all over the idea of flowers for Mother’s Day, because the truth is, if my kids gave me a bundle of dried-up dandelions in a half-filled cup of dirt, I would treasure it more than the Hope Diamond.

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Just the Four of Us

This past Saturday, as Andrew and I racked our brains during round one of The Great Search for Something to Entertain the Kids, we settled on driving to a park in a town about a half hour from our home.

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Barre for Babies and Mamas

Lisa Schale-Drake is a Master Trainer with Barre 3, and she took some time to answer some questions for us about why barre-based workouts might be a good consideration for any mom who wants to work up a sweat.

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The Hospital Bag (Or, It’s About to Get Real Real)

Well, we are officially 18 days away from our due date (!!!), and here we are at that familiar stage in pregnancy where we can’t wait to meet our tiny person, but we are also simultaneously terrified to meet said tiny person because of all the work we know is ahead.

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