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  • freshObesity tied to larger-than-average babies
    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Pregnancy Sticking to a healthy weight during pregnancy may help prevent your baby from getting unusually large prior to delivery, a condition that can lead to labor complications, a new federal study confirms. Resea…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:20pm -
  • freshThis year I'm going to make a do-less holiday plan if it kills me
    by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Parenting The aging pumpkins on our porch fill me with dread and excitement. The holiday season is approaching. How did this happen? One minute I was watching this summer's eclipse and the next we're gearing up for Black…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:36pm -
  • freshWhat's your ultimate push present fantasy? Moms-to-be weigh in
    by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy Push presents are one of those things: You love 'em or you hate 'em. Some women simply scoff at the idea. Others insist "The baby is the only present I need." Still others are all like "Heck yes, you better be g…
    - 8 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:37pm -
  • freshSee how one first-time family does it: Introducing The Williams Way vlog
    by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Parenting By Alisha Williams I heard about all the negative things that come with a new baby long before I had one: sleepless nights, endless to-do lists, no time for yourself. It was pretty discouraging. So to h…
    - 9 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • fresh5 ways Walmart saved my pregnant behind
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Pregnancy Let's be honest: most pregnant women are very Jekyll-and-Hyde. While expectant mothers are generally lovely people, teeming hormones make them liable to snap for any -- and every -- irrational reason and eat you…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:30pm -
  • freshYou won't believe the things I've found in the toy box
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting I have a problem -- I am a total control freak. Thankfully, I am conscious of it (thanks to my husband's "constructive criticism") and am able to alter my behavior accordingly. I understand that my children need…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:15pm -
  • freshSurrogacy is harder than pregnancy, Kim Kardashian learns
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy Kim Kardashian has no problem admitting she "hated being pregnant," but having a surrogate carry her and husband Kanye West's third child hasn't been easy either. The mother of North and Saint West has opened up a…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • freshRaising future gentlemen isn't as straightforward as it seems
    by Charlie Brooks posted in Parenting Every school day, my daughter waits at the bus stop with another girl and a little boy. The parents chat in the cold until the bus finally rolls around the corner and down the block. As the kids line up, the boy'…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:21pm -
  • 7 kitchen gadgets that are saving my life this season
    by Laura Falin posted in Life I love pretty kitchen gadgets. Sometimes I wander around Williams Sonoma or Crate and Barrel (ONLY when I'm kidless, you understand. All those wine glasses are a disaster waiting to happen), and I pretend I'm one of tho…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:22pm -
  • I'm planning my maternity leave even though I'm self employed
    by Jamie Reed posted in Pregnancy I imagine my situation was different than most when I was laid off from my corporate desk job close to four years ago. As rumors were circulating of company layoffs and department-wide clearings, most people fretted.…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:00pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • What it's like to be pregnant at the same time as your spouse
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories Imagine going through pregnancy not only with your best friend, but with someone you are married to. Kate Elazegui and Emily Kehe, who welcomed their children just four days apart, enjoyed the unique experience…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 4:30pm -
  • 9 ways a pregnant woman is a lot like a toddler
    by Becky Vieira posted in Mom Stories I often look to other moms and fellow moms-to-be for support and understanding with my pregnancy struggles. Much to my surprise and delight I recently realized I have completely overlooked an entire peer group: t…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:05pm -
  • 10 new-mom tips you won't find in baby books
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories When I found out I was pregnant with our first child, I immediately bought every parenting book I could find. I was going to nail this parenting thing by studying and knowing all of the facts! Sure I received…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 8:37pm -
  • Daylight Saving Time is ending and I'm not at all sorry
    by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories It's been super hard to wake my kids up when it's so dark in the morning. We got to school with four minutes to spare on Monday, three minutes on Tuesday, two on Wednesday, one on Thursday. Today, oy, we were five,…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 4:45pm -
  • What raising a child with Down syndrome is really like (in pictures)
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I have found so many, many sources covering topics related to Down syndrome to be skewed. Many address topics of difficulty along with corresponding solutions, while others scream "Hey, everyone! Look at us! O…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Portrait of a Mother: Wonderfully real photos of everyday life
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories Dreamy portraits of babies and children are nice to look at, but I'd be lying if I said they even remotely resembled motherhood as I know it. Life is louder, dirtier and far more chaotic than those Pin-perfect s…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 6:45pm -
  • After 50 births these are one photographer's top 20 pics
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories Photographer Leilani Rogers feels watching a baby come into this world is a "heavenly experience," and along her way to capturing 50 births she's witnessed tender moments as well as seen things that are extraord…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 8:03pm -
  • Halloween candy that is allergy friendly for most kids
    by Katherine Martin posted in Mom Stories One would think having a child, like I do, with life threatening food allergies to milk and peanuts would put a huge damper on Halloween, but there actually is a good candy variety that is safe. If candy was…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 5:30pm -
  • 17 beautiful baby names meaning "miracle"
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories For many expectant parents, the meaning behind their baby name pick is just as important as the look or the sound of it. Take Mallory, for instance. I've always thought it's a lovely name, but it lost its ap…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 6:18pm -

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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