Posts tagged "babies"

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through the efforts of Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A day where all grieving parents could come together and reflect on their loss and honor their babies. The... Read more »

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier
We did it. We said goodbye. There were tears. Mine, mostly. I wasn’t ready. But he was. We said goodbye to the pacifier. His “Buddy”. We tried to break him of his first Buddy about 4 months ago. I couldn’t take the crying. My crying. He made me so sad. So, I gave him another.... Read more »

Motherhood is a crummy job

Motherhood is a crummy job
Motherhood. The crummiest job I’ve ever had. I know what you are thinking, Judgey McJudgerson. Settle down kids. What I mean is, the crumbiest. As in crumbs. Messes. Food everywhere. It starts with baby cookies. Slimy, wet, mashed up cookies. In every crack and crevice of your baby. All over the height chair. In her... Read more »
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Can we please stop talking about breastfeeding

Can we please stop talking about breastfeeding
I’m going to just get right down to it. Breastfeed, don’t breastfeed, but for heaven’s sake can we please stop talking about breastfeeding? And blaming things on breastfeeding? It seems the whole world is talking about it. Little known fact, breastfeeding has been going on for centuries. It’s not new. Not even a little. Why... Read more »

Let's take an infant to a concert and other selfish parenting moves

Let's take an infant to a concert and other selfish parenting moves
First off, none of us are perfect parents. None. Of. Us. Nope, not you. Not me. Really, you’re not. Stop acting. But, we are all taught a level of common sense. We are born with a brain. They are made to think, to process. So, when it comes to our kids, why aren’t we using... Read more »

15 Things I Wish I Knew About Labor and Delivery

15 Things I Wish I Knew About Labor and Delivery
My son just celebrated his second birthday last week. As we were driving home from his birthday celebration, I looked at the clock and realized it was 7:51pm. The moment he arrived in this world. I remembered the relief I felt when he was finally here. I also remember the 29 hours before. I can... Read more »
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Psychic Pregnancy Readings..Friend or Foe

Psychic Pregnancy Readings..Friend or Foe
One of the online mommy groups I readily visit recently shared a thread about psychic pregnancy readings. One of the women in the group recently had her cards read and shared her findings with the group. Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree and at least 30 other women shared that they too... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks Ruined My Sex Life (and other $hit I like to tell myself)

The Chicago Blackhawks Ruined My Sex Life (and other $hit I like to tell myself)
They lost! They freaking lost! The cup! The Stanley Cup! The Chicago Blackhawks lost! UGH! You know what else was lost? Eggs. As in my eggs. You know the kind that needs sperm to fertilize. Sperm from a man. As in sex. From my partner. As in playoff hockey killed my eggs. Really? Really! I’d... Read more »

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself
ChicagoNow bloggers have teamed up to write letters to new moms in honor of Mother’s Day. You can read all of their incredible posts here. Dear New Mom: Boy these past couple of weeks have been exciting! From labor and delivery to arriving home with your new bundle of joy, you’ve barely had a chance... Read more »
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Children...The Ultimate Karma

Children...The Ultimate Karma
Recently I had an awkward moment with a patron in a restaurant. You know that moment when your kid is having a meltdown and you look up and some asshole is shaking his head at you and mumbling to his partner about how awful your kid is? Awkward because I let him know right back... Read more »