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Be Thankful for Your Envy

So my three-year-old has this adorable phrase she uses when she has asked for something, but has been told she won’t receive it: “but I want it.” Okay, maybe “adorable” isn’t the correct term. Perhaps “annoying” is more appropriate. She whines those four words as if, because of her proclamation, her father and I will more

The Due Month

The Due Month

One of the first questions many pregnant women hear is, “What’s your due date?” And at the end of term, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “You’re still pregnant?” Many people view the due date as a precise expectation of when the little one will make his appearance, as if he has a more

Hospital Must-Haves for the New Mom

Hospital Must-Haves for the New Mom

You know you should pack a bag of necessities to take to the hospital when it’s baby time. But what exactly should you pack? Do you need an outfit for every day? What about for the baby? While the hospital does provide some things, it isn’t a full-service, five-star hotel. What They Have First, let’s more

Don't be Consumed by the Snack Culture

Don’t Be Consumed by the Snack Culture

Sports are a great way for kids to burn off a few calories, right? That’s what I always thought until my son started playing soccer. During his games, he did get in a decent amount of running around the field, but it’s what happened at halftime and after the game that derailed the health benefits more

10 Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask Her Doctor

10 Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask Her Doctor

Pregnancy comes with a host of decisions to make. From names to nursery décor, feeding methods to diapering options, moms-to-be have a lot to consider. One of the first decisions to make is who her care provider will be, though often women forget that they have a choice in the matter. When I became pregnant more

Sometimes you fall. But the fall isn’t what matters. It’s what happens afterwards that counts.

Sometimes You Fall

While remembering how to ride a bike may not be an issue, learning how to ride is a different story. Our middle child, K, has wanted to learn how to ride a bike without training wheels for about a year now. Well, she hasn’t so much wanted to learn how to. She has wanted to more


FabForty Maternity Boutique

Pregnancy isn’t always a time when women feel their most fabulous. But one woman is doing her best to change that for her local community. As both a doula and a therapist, Rashella D’Amico has spent a lot of time encouraging and comforting women, and hearing about their struggles during pregnancy. “I have heard everything more

Dear Mom, Don't be a Book Jacket Judger

Dear Mom, I’m a Book Jacket Judger

Dear Mom, I confess that I often judge a book by its cover. A nice book jacket and cover art can easily sway my decision to read a book, just as a poorly designed cover can turn me away. I realize that a cover has little to do with what the pages hold. Even still more

Birth Story #2: A Peaceful and Gentle Csection

Birth Story #2: A Peaceful and Gentle C-section

My second birth story was 100 percent different than my first birth even though both ended in a c-section. Education is the key to a peaceful birth experience. Knowing my options and what was in store for me helped me to make the best decision for myself by listening to my body and doing what more

Why Moms Should Flex Their Capabilities

Why Moms Should Flex Their Capabilities

I recently had an older gentleman tell me to be careful not to break a nail, while I was doing yard work. Okay, not really, but that’s essentially what I heard him say. He had seen me shovel and move a few tons of landscaping rock. The next day as I continued my work, he more