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  • freshIncredible photos give up-close look at twins' breech birth
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Ninety-seven percent of babies are head down by the time labor sets in, but of the remaining 3 percent, the vast majority are delivered via planned c-section. Soon-to-be-mom-of-four, Britt, however, was dete…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • freshThis is Us star's post-baby weight loss is down to genetics
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy This Is Us actress Alexandra Breckenridge looked radiant as she walked the red carpet at last night's Screen Actor's Guild Awards in Los Angeles. She also looked surprisingly well-rested, considering the fact…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 7:04pm -
  • freshNew disposable diaper patterns that'll make your day in 2018
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products The most important things about diapers is that they fit, contain, don't give your child a rash, and are affordable. All that being said, everybody likes a cute pattern, and in recent years, disposable diaper compan…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:40pm -
  • freshDear husband, you are not a mom so get off my freaking back
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting In order to clean up our breakfast mess this morning, I flipped on the TV hoping to get at least fifteen minutes of cleaning time without one (or four) kids under my feet or messing with the dishwasher. Of cours…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 3:56pm -
  • fresh13 signs your morning sickness is getting better
    by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy I was never one of those women for whom morning sickness magically dissipated after 12 weeks. Instead, I felt like I was going to puke all the time, until around 20 weeks. It wasn’t until I noticed a few of th…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 2:43pm -
  • freshThis mom is a Walmart ninja: 5 ninja training tips for you!
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting If there's one thing I've learned from having 4.75 kids in seven years it is how to shop. And I don't mean shopping like, "Hey, let's hit the 70 percent-off sales rack at the local department store." I mean, "I…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 2:15pm -
  • freshPhotos: This is what a family-centered c-section looks like
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories When I first learned about birth plans there was so much to decide. Who would cut the cord? Did I want baby to be placed on my chest right away? Who all would be in the room? But all of these questions seemed to…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • For most women, fresh embryos as good as frozen
    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Pregnancy If you're undergoing IVF treatment and don't suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), your chances of success are the same regardless of whether the embryo transferred into your uterus is fresh or wa…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 4:38am -
  • Mom seeks help for PPD and gets treated like a criminal
    by Laura Falin posted in Parenting Last week, Jessica Porten went to her first OB appointment since having her baby (4 long months after having her baby because her office kept rescheduling.) She told her nurse practitioner that she had postpartum de…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 18, 6:21pm -
  • Photos: A hypercoiled umbilical cord like you've never seen
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I guess you could say the umbilical cord fascinates me, as it represents the ultimate connection between mom and her baby. Maybe my mini-obsession also has to do with the fact that after three births, I never…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 18, 12:35pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • freshIncredible photos give up-close look at twins' breech birth
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Ninety-seven percent of babies are head down by the time labor sets in, but of the remaining 3 percent, the vast majority are delivered via planned c-section. Soon-to-be-mom-of-four, Britt, however, was dete…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • freshPhotos: This is what a family-centered c-section looks like
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories When I first learned about birth plans there was so much to decide. Who would cut the cord? Did I want baby to be placed on my chest right away? Who all would be in the room? But all of these questions seemed to…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Photos: A hypercoiled umbilical cord like you've never seen
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I guess you could say the umbilical cord fascinates me, as it represents the ultimate connection between mom and her baby. Maybe my mini-obsession also has to do with the fact that after three births, I never…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 18, 12:35pm -
  • Which of these 6 crawling styles is your baby working on?
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories While there is a lot of talk about when babies should start crawling, nobody really explains the right way to do it. This is evidenced in the title of a thread started by one slightly stressed mom in the Bab…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:52pm -
  • Photos: Parents compare babies to their ultrasound pics
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories Does your little one look like their ultrasound photo? I never thought my kids did much, but technology has come such a long way in recent years that parents are now comparing side-by-side shots of their babies…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 4:40pm -
  • Unreal video: Watch a fetus move and stretch at 20 weeks along
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories Have you ever felt your baby move and push against your pregnant belly and wondered what in the world he or she was doing in there? I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to this video shared by Telegraphic Scienc…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • C-section scars: Photos from 2 days postpartum to 2 years
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories If you have ever wondered what c-section scars look like just after giving birth, or years down the road, get ready  to be enlightened. Whether you're expecting for the first time and know cesarean birth is a…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 7:19pm -
  • The best birth photos of the year will make your jaw drop
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers holds a contest to determine the best labor, birth and postpartum pictures. The winners of the 2017 Image of the Year Competition…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 6:45pm -
  • Raw photos: See the beauty of the postpartum body, breastfeeding
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories When I saw this image of a naked mother, breastfeeding her baby, just weeks after giving birth, these words came to mind: Raw. Powerful. Bold. Brave.   This unforgettable, like stop-what-you-are-doing-and-loo…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 5:05pm -
  • Perfect pregnancy reveals starring the family pet
    by Katherine Martin posted in Mom Stories My first child was a Maltese named Ravioli. I can’t describe how much my husband and I loved that puppy. He was our baby and just the most awesome dog. I was looking through the entries in the Our Awesome P…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 6:30am -

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  • The Imperative of Kindness
    "It's not even that hard to be kind. I don't know why people choose not to be."One of my daughters, who just turned 13, said that to me yesterday. We had just finished up her parent-teacher conference, which in our middle school is "student-led." Two…
    - 10 Apr 14, 3:17pm -
  • Slowing Down and Breaking Down
    Hey, I'm still here. Sorta. It turns out that writing full-time is not conducive to me being functional as a human being and as a parent. Also, there's just a breaking point. It's been four years straight of going full-tilt with diagnoses, moving, jo…
    - 16 Jan 14, 2:00pm -
  • This is how the autism-vaccine controversy makes me feel.
    Warning: long post, science, f-bombs, musical f-bombs.As far as peer-reviewed scientific research is concerned, the autism-vaccine controversy has been put to rest.New study finds no link between "too many vaccines" and autismStudy: Autism signs show…
    - 16 Nov 13, 2:12am -
  • Autism and Asperger's: Celebrating my Daughter's Diagnosis
    Helping us celebrate the diagnosis: theCongratulations! You're an Asperkid!box from the supremely amazing resource Asperkids.I should have written this post about a year ago, probably. I wrote that our daughter had finally been diagnosed with Asperg…
    - 8 Nov 13, 6:01pm -
  • I Fail at All the Things Except Funny Cat GIFs
    Per usual, I do not have my act together right now. This is not helped by the fact that I'm out of Adderall, my ADHD medication. There's some issue with insurance and preauthorization and it's hard for me to remember to call and nag the insurance com…
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:21pm -
  • It Gets Better (Autism Parenting Edition)
    For those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning, you may recall that the first day of school has not always been easy for us. This started with pre-K, when Little Dude basically turned into a jumping spider and it took four grown…
    - 11 Sep 13, 2:10pm -
  • Top 10 Things That Are Pissing Me Off Today
    Ooooh one of the fun things about coming out of a depression is that point where you start to get really, really pissed about stuff. It's like you've been feeling so sad and anxious for so long that there's no room for other feelings. And then you st…
    - 2 Jul 13, 6:49pm -
  • Being Socially 'In' Is Not Actually Our Goal
    Of course my kids have friends.So, I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I'm slowly climbing out of a depression/anxiety thing that was predictably triggered by massive amounts of stress. Basically, I'm great in a crisis and then fall apart whe…
    - 26 Jun 13, 5:52pm -
  • Tell Me More About How My Kid With Autism 'Does Not Employ Theory of Mind'
    Today on Babble I have a book review of Jennifer Cook O'Toole's book, The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens & Teens with Aseprger Syndrome.Most of the book review is really an intervie…
    - 3 Apr 13, 3:17pm -
  • It's Already the Best Autism Acceptance Month Ever
    Hi! I know I totally haven't been around over here. It's been more chaos than usual at the stark. raving. mad. house, what with the Peanut Butter Kid sustaining a concussion in February, and then missing six weeks of school, and then everyone in our…
    - 1 Apr 13, 6:15pm -

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