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  • freshWe loved your birthday party, sorry you're not coming to ours
    by Laura Falin posted in Life Confession: attending kids' birthday parties isn't my favorite. I'm not alone in this. They're loud and noisy and chaotic and sometimes I get bored. I'd rather be home gardening. But I know this isn't about me, and the k…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 May 18, 12:50pm -
  • freshThese little baby milestones are breaking this new mama's heart
    by Jamie Reed posted in Parenting This morning I woke up to baby giggles. Not dream whimpers, not cries of discomfort, not even yells of hunger. Just sweet baby giggles and chatter. My 5-month-old was awake and was entertaining himself until I woke u…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 May 18, 12:41pm -
  • freshBraxton Hicks feel different than regular contractions: Here's how
    by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy At 36 weeks pregnant, I feel like my midsection is under assault. If my baby’s not kicking with a strength David Beckham would envy, I have indigestion. And/or my pelvis feels like it's on fire as it expands i…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 May 18, 12:35pm -
  • 7 newborn photos to take before you leave the hospital
    by Jennifer Borget posted in Life & Home That first day or so at the hospital is prime time for snapping memories that will last a lifetime. There's nothing sweeter than photos of a fresh baby! To be clear, ideally these are not smartphone photos. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 20 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • Photos: Charlotte and George are adorable as ever at Prince Harry's wedding
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Parenting Congratulations to the bride and groom! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially married, having exchanged their wedding vows in front of a star-studded crowd (not to mention the hundreds of thousands lin…
    - 1 day ago, 20 May 18, 1:40pm -
  • 6 strollers with a dummy-proof one-hand fold
    by Liz Krieger posted in Products & Prizes Just when you think you've got a handle on this thing called parenthood, there's one more hurdle to get over: folding the stroller. No, it's not (yet) an Olympic sport but it can feel that way, especially w…
    - 1 day ago, 20 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Why are women having fewer babies?
    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Pregnancy The birthrate among U.S. women is the lowest it's been in 30 years, according to a government report released last week. Researchers counted 3.85 million births across the nation last year, or about 60 birt…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:42pm -
  • Royal wedding: How did Kate Middleton look like that 3 weeks postpartum?
    by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy OK, so we all tuned into the royal wedding to see the luminescent Meghan Markle wed former adorable, now bona fide handsome, Prince Harry. But didn’t we moms also secretly want to see how Kate Middleton would…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:06pm -
  • How to make love to a pregnant woman
    by Chris Cook posted in Mom Stories Love-making is one of the touchiest subjects a pregnant couple may encounter. Unborn babies have a tendency to disrupt what was once a steamy, fantastical sex life and turn it into an awkward, tiring and sometimes…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 8:30pm -
  • My toddler made my keys vanish and left us stranded (sort of)
    by Becky Vieira posted in Parenting My child rid me of my car keys. He didn’t misplace them. Or even lose them, really. He made them vanish into the universe. He’s like a wizard, except no one really wants his brand of magic. As a result, we were…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 1:31pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • How to make love to a pregnant woman
    by Chris Cook posted in Mom Stories Love-making is one of the touchiest subjects a pregnant couple may encounter. Unborn babies have a tendency to disrupt what was once a steamy, fantastical sex life and turn it into an awkward, tiring and sometimes…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 8:30pm -
  • 11 incredible newborn photos that make me miss my babies
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories On the rare occasions when she shoots themed sets, Kansas City-based newborn photographer Anna Marie McGhee likes to go all out. Her latest project, featuring her tiny, sleepy subjects dressed up as Disney…
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 18, 7:15am -
  • We've all got a pregnancy persona, what's yours?
    by Becky Vieira posted in Mom Stories Chances are if you ask two women how they feel about pregnancy you will get answers that are polar opposites. Be it snowflakes, stripes on a zebra or fingerprints, it’s a known fact that no two of these things…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • Gorgeous Southern baby names y'all will love
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Well, I declare! Who knew the South was just brimming with baby name inspiration? Southern charm is famous the world over, and it seems that appeal extends to baby names as well. If you're looking for the pe…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • I almost stopped breastfeeding until I learned THIS position
    by Adrienne Hodges posted in Mom Stories For so many women, breastfeeding initially feels anything but natural. Even without extenuating medical issues your body has to adjust to the suction, friction, and awkward positioning of nursing. For me thi…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:05pm -
  • Moms describe motherhood in just one word
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Describe motherhood in just one word. It seems like an almost impossible task, doesn't it? So many words come to my mind. There's "love," obviously. And "challenging," clearly. Also frustrating, fascinating,…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 2:25pm -
  • Trying to conceive? Here's how to decode the online jargon
    by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories If you happen to be trying to conceive (TTC), and aren't familiar with birth clubs and or preconception online communities -- such as the Getting Pregnant group in the BabyCenter Community -- that first experi…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • Photographer captures stunning images of her own birth
    by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Professional photographer Lisa Robinson typically sticks to weddings and portraits. But she was excited to be behind the lens for her very first labor and delivery photo shoot -- her own. Robinson and her husb…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 5:40pm -
  • Experience contractions through these intense photos
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time wondering what contractions would feel like. One mom friend described them as the worst period cramps of your life. After being in labor three times, I can't sa…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • The moment the new baby changed my marriage
    by Maggie Downs posted in Mom Stories There was a specific moment when I felt everything change. It was two days after I gave birth. I was still in the hospital, struggling through the recovery from an emergency c-section. My world at that moment con…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 4:05pm -

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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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