Category: Pregnancy

My Pregnancy Survival Guide

My Pregnancy Survival Guide

5 tips to survive and thrive through your pregnancy.

How I explained death to my 4 year old

How I explained death to my 4 year old

I recently had to explain death to my 4 year old. We lost a dear friend, then my best friend lost her baby during pregnancy. There was a lot of sadness, but I didn’t want to ignore the topic and make it scary or taboo for my daughter. Death is a part of life, but it’s not easy.

7 Things I’ve Gained and 7 Things I’ve Lost Since Having Kids

7 Things I’ve Gained and 7 Things I’ve Lost Since Having Kids

Here’s what I have gained and lost since becoming a mother.

Now that I’m done breastfeeding, this is what I think about it

Now that I’m done breastfeeding, this is what I think about it

I’m done breastfeeding my babies, so this is what I think about breastfeeding now.

How I got body confidence, even after having twins and the tummy to prove it

How I got body confidence, even after having twins and the tummy to prove it

Having kids means I basically have a mirror put in front of my face just about every minute I am in their presence. This truly forces me to accept (and even love) my body… even with a post-twin pregnancy tummy.

What I told my 4 year old daughter about how babies are made

What I told my 4 year old daughter about how babies are made

How I told my 4 year old about where babies come from.

New baby, new love…bonding with each baby is different

New baby, new love…bonding with each baby is different

Feeling closer to one baby or another at first is not a good or bad thing; it’s just what it is. I will fully admit I bonded with my oldest daughter (a singleton) a lot earlier than I did with my twin daughters.

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 2

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 2

I was on my way to the hospital, apparently in labor and it was totally uneventful. Things REALLY picked up! Here is Part 2 of my twin birth story.

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 1

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 1

In 2013, I became a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. Saying I was a patient sounds confusing because it’s a pediatric hospital and I am an adult. I never thought I could be a patient as an adult, but as a woman pregnant with twins (ie. a high risk pregnancy) it was the absolute best place for me to be. Here’s my patient, pregnancy and delivery experience. Here is Part 1.

Breastfeeding or formula-feeding, why do we care?!

Breastfeeding or formula-feeding, why do we care?!

There are always opinion articles or publications (pseudo-science with questionable funding sources which introduces bias in the findings) praising or bashing breastfeeding. WHAT. THE. HECK. Are we really arguing about this? What’s the point?

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