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  • Tips for a fun -- and safe -- 4th of July with young children
    by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting What's not to love about Independence Day: cookouts, fireworks, parades, family and friends. Fun and games aside, without the proper precautions, these new experiences and unfamiliar environments can pose safety…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jun 18, 4:45pm -
  • Don't make the fireworks mistake that I made
    by Maggie Downs posted in Life I'm a fireworks fan. Give me a clear night, a cold drink, and something sparkly in the sky, and I’m all set. When I was in college, I even took a class about the history and development of pyrotechnic devices, because…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 things I miss about pregnancy and 10 things I don’t
    by Angela Holland posted in Mom Stories Being fresh out of what felt like a never-ending pregnancy can make you reflective. I now have a beautiful daughter and a perfect, new son, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll tap out of the baby-mak…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 10:30am -
  • How awesome are your pregnancy boobs?
    by Cindy Wilkins posted in Mom Stories Lately, there has been a little bow-chicka-bow-wow every time I undress. Thanks to my pregnancy, I have the heaving bosoms of a Harlequin Romance heroine. They are glorious! Before I get carried away (or busted,…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • These were the most popular baby names 100 years ago
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy The last few years have seen the rise of brand new names like Kylo, Royalty, and Reign. They're definitely unique, but not exactly every mom-to-be's cup of tea. If the new crop of names isn't leaving you feeli…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:25pm -
  • 7 ways to plan for an unplanned c-section
    by Andrea Updyke posted in Mom Stories When I was getting ready for the birth of my first son, I wanted to plan ahead as much as possible. I took birth classes, read books and talked to my friends about their experiences. I made a birth plan, hired a…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 5:55pm -
  • 9 words that make moms feel like failures
    by Marcella Gates posted in Mom Stories Words have power to boost us up or deflate us. So it's annoying that aspects of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are described in such negative terms. Here are my least favorites, in no particular order: 1. Sta…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 4:58pm -
  • These are the cutest ever monthly baby photos
    by Heather & Whitney posted in Life & Home When I saw my friend Kelly's pictures of her 9-month old daughter Linden in these onesies, I wanted to a) snuggle her baby b) buy those same onesies and c) move into her loft in San Francisco. Kelly's older…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 4:20pm -
  • 5 ways to keep your baby smiling
    by Ashleigh Evans posted in Parenting Brand-new smiles are the most delicious baby milestone ever. That first big grin is enough to melt away some of the new-motherhood chaos you might be experiencing, and make you feel like you're floating on air. I…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Motherhood: The most astonishing contradiction of my life
    by Deidra Romero posted in Parenting When I was a teenager, I professed I wanted seven, yes seven, children. It would be so much fun at my house, I thought. Early adulthood cast more realism over my desire to be a mom and I began to slightly dread it…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 12:38pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • I'm not fat, I'm pregnant
    by Makita Gulley posted in Mom Stories Please tell me I'm not the only momma who carries her bundles of joy in her hips, permanently. To most people who have met me, I don't look obviously pregnant until around 5 or 6 months. Especially depending on…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 1:45pm -
  • This is what happened to my body when I was pregnant with twins
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories My five-foot-two frame found my two previous singleton pregnancies to be a daunting endeavor. When I found out I was expecting twins, the first thing I thought was, "what is this going to do to my body?" I cou…
    - 39 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:30pm -
  • Mom creates a beautiful way to celebrate preemie milestones
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories A child's early months and years are full of firsts, each a bittersweet reminder to mom and dad that their baby is already growing up. For parents of babies born too soon, though, the milestones are often ve…
    - 39 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 3:50am -
  • Why doesn't daddy want to be in the delivery room?
    by Joey Lombardi posted in Mom Stories When I was a child, my first concepts of the delivery room were depicted on television. And the television depictions were transitioning from dads handing out cigars in the waiting room to the classic scenes of…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 7:40pm -
  • 10 things I’ll miss about pregnancy (and 10 I'm already over)
    by Becky Vieira posted in Mom Stories This pregnancy has been the single most significant thing I’ve done thus far in life and I’m in awe of what my body has accomplished. While almost every fiber of my being is ready for my son to be born — du…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 3:40pm -
  • 3rd trimester woes: When you realize you are huge
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories The end of pregnancy is never fun. As if being patient waiting to meet your little one isn’t hard enough, you are forced to endure your body being pushed to its absolute limit. This Friday is my last OB appo…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 2:32pm -
  • 5 reasons baby #2 is way easier than I expected
    by Deidra Romero posted in Mom Stories By Deidra Romero We may have never gone through with having a second if our son, at 2 years old, hadn't proved to be the most selfish child on the planet. My husband and I knew the best thing we could do for him…
    - 44 days ago, 2 Jun 18, 3:05pm -
  • Dads confess their true feelings about pregnant bodies
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories We women are always talking to each other, commiserating, and sharing our deepest insecurities on the internet. But it's not often men get asked how they feel about being pregnant -- about having pregnant wives…
    - 46 days ago, 31 May 18, 3:30pm -
  • 12 unexpected benefits of being an older mom
    by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories Motherhood looks so easy for younger moms. All those stories about leaving the hospital in your before-pregnancy jeans and grandparents who are young enough to take your toddlers for the weekend. Sigh. I had my fir…
    - 48 days ago, 29 May 18, 6:45pm -
  • I lactated four years after I stopped nursing: Weird?
    by Kristina Sauerwein posted in Mom Stories My breasts hadn't felt this stimulated in four, almost five, years. Not sexually. Rather, I felt like I needed to nurse. Like, NOW. If you've breastfed, you know the feeling: Either you nurse or your breast…
    - 48 days ago, 29 May 18, 1:00pm -

MomLogic

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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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