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  • freshAre Pampers PURE diapers worth it?
    by Ashleigh Evans posted in Products As a mom with 4 kids, I know the ins and outs of diapers. When I had my twins 9 years ago, chlorine-free diapers were just starting to surge in popularity and we tried them, but just preferred Pampers. They were t…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • freshTo the mom crying in her car
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories Every one of us has been there. That moment when it's all too much and despite your best efforts of holding it in and taking deep breaths, you feel your cheeks become hot and tears start rolling down your face…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 18, 12:50pm -
  • freshEmotional photos and video document birth of twins via surrogate
    by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy A surrogate, named Nicole, recently helped couple David and Ann realize their dream of becoming parents when they welcomed twins James and Olivia. As photographer Haley Lent told BabyCenter via email, the hopefu…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 May 18, 8:00am -
  • freshLife with a newborn is rough, even just to watch
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting "We are going to adjust to the new normal, even though it's totally crazy," an exhausted mom says while looking directly into the camera. In the same two minute clip the scene flits back and forth between differen…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 May 18, 2:23am -
  • To the husband whose wife has postpartum depression
    by Becky Vieira posted in Life Dear Husband- I see you. Then and now. You might not think I did. I try to imagine what you endured. The pain, fear. While the primary focus was on me, my health and recovery, I know you were suffering also. Silently. N…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 18, 2:36pm -
  • 11 beautiful baby names that are pure magic
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy It may not feel like it when you're rocking an overtired newborn at 2 in the morning, but there is something so magical about having a baby. Maybe it's miracle of birth, or the wonder of once again seeing the…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 18, 2:32pm -
  • Target's "natural" breastfeeding signs have some moms seeing red
    by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting A sign at Target that reads "natural feeding" has received some serious flak in recent weeks. And it's left moms seriously divided. The sign in question is hanging above a section dedicated to breastfeeding and p…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 4:36pm -
  • 17 game-changing milestones no one ever talks about
    by Dina Freeman posted in Mom Stories My little baby girl is now 1 year old. As I look back over the last year my mind is swimming with milestones, but probably not the ones you’re thinking of.   Sure, first smile, first laugh, first steps, tho…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 2:15pm -
  • Photos: Breastfeeding like you've never seen before
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories You may be familiar with the cradle or football hold for breastfeeding, but have you ever seen someone nurse while working out? How about on the operating table? The Breastfeeding Project, a not-for-profit corpo…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 1:40pm -
  • The end-of-pregnancy question I CANNOT hear one more time
    by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy I hear it every, single, solitary day now, multiple times. The annoying end-of-pregnancy question that seriously makes me want to ATTACK the person who asked it (sorry for the violence; blame pregnancy hormones)…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 1:01pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • freshTo the mom crying in her car
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories Every one of us has been there. That moment when it's all too much and despite your best efforts of holding it in and taking deep breaths, you feel your cheeks become hot and tears start rolling down your face…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 18, 12:50pm -
  • 17 game-changing milestones no one ever talks about
    by Dina Freeman posted in Mom Stories My little baby girl is now 1 year old. As I look back over the last year my mind is swimming with milestones, but probably not the ones you’re thinking of.   Sure, first smile, first laugh, first steps, tho…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 2:15pm -
  • Photos: Breastfeeding like you've never seen before
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories You may be familiar with the cradle or football hold for breastfeeding, but have you ever seen someone nurse while working out? How about on the operating table? The Breastfeeding Project, a not-for-profit corpo…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 18, 1:40pm -
  • 21 baby names with truly wonderful meanings
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories I recently learned an interesting fact about baby names: In some African nations, such as Zimbabwe, parents don't just pick names that sound pretty but instead choose ones that convey an important meaning.…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • My year with postpartum depression
    by Molly Balint posted in Mom Stories I won't ever forget the drive to my OBGYN. Snaking through the back roads to avoid the beltway traffic, taking deep breaths to calm my heart, racing in my chest. Blinking back tears as I thought about the convers…
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 18, 9:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:05pm -

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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