If Not Now, When?

My sincerest apologies for neglecting to finish the Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me? series.  After a few weeks months of blogging whatever comes to me at 11p.m. the night before, I *think* I'm ready to get back to business and finish the series.  If you're new, you can catch up here.  If you've been waiting patiently, you can expect to see posts on body changes after … [Read more...]

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The Importance of Mommy Mentors

If you're new here, you may want to catch up on the Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me? series. When I was pregnant for the first time 8 years ago, I felt incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by like-minded women who had been there, done that.  I come from a rather large family, and felt very comfortable chatting with my aunts about all things pregnancy.  My sisters-in-law also had … [Read more...]

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Recognizing and Managing Infant Eczema

One of my motives for going gluten-free for Lent is that right after Christmas, my baby's velvety soft skin turned to something like this. (photo source) Sigh. Three of my four children have or had mild to moderate eczema.  I have a steroid cream prescription for my little guy that I'm hoping to never fill.  His skin is rough in spots, but he's not miserable.  I'm hoping … [Read more...]

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Baby’s First (Solid) Foods

This little guy turns six months old in one week, and he has yet to taste anything but liquid gold breastmilk. When we went in for the 4 month well baby visit, his doctor said "Go ahead and start the rice cereal if you want to try to put some space between (breastmilk) feedings.  There's really no nutritional benefit to it, though." Hmmmmm... I'm gathering … [Read more...]

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Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

The following is a guest post from Tamsyn.  She agreed to share her story in hopes that other moms might benefit from it in some way.  Please keep in mind that depression strikes with different intensities, and each situation is unique. I was first diagnosed with major or clinical depression in college. I did seek treatment, and I faithfully went to my appointments for … [Read more...]

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