Cut a Mama a Break

Cut a Mama a Break

As the mother of a three year old boy, I was shocked when I read this letter to the editor of The Now newspaper saying that pregnant and new moms do not need to have designated parking at the local...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the Mouths of Babes

One afternoon, my son pointed to a picture of me on my dresser. This photo shows me seven months pregnant with the dude, and I just love it because I am standing beside my mother at my baby shower, holding...
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Ode to the Boob

Ode to the Boob

My 2 1/2 year old son is obsessed with the boob. He likes to touch it, squeeze it, pinch it and sing about it. “Mama, boobie, mama, boobie,” he chants. I try not to laugh, wondering how long this obsession...
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Those Terrible Twos

Those Terrible Twos

Two. It’s an age of exploration for my son. A time to push boundaries, to learn, and to grow. Truth be told — two can also be terrible. This morning, the dude ran into our bedroom to wake me up....
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In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women

I have always loved having girlfriends. As a teenager and single woman, I loved getting together with my friends; we would go for coffee, walks, shopping trips, party together, eat pizza, and talk on the phone for hours about our...
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HELLP

HELLP

Pre-eclampsia.¬†HELLP Syndrome. An emergency C-Section. A premature baby.¬†This is what happened to me at 32 weeks into my pregnancy a mere 2 years ago. It doesn’t define me or affect my enjoyment of motherhood, but it is always with me....
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Half Baked Banana Bread

Half Baked Banana Bread

Cooking and baking is not my forte. But every now and then, I do like to make a batch of low fat banana bread or some cookies, and it’s good if I do say so myself! It’s always a challenge...
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The Journey to Here

The Journey to Here

For me, becoming a mother was a trial by fire. My husband and I went through a very painful period of infertility that took almost two years to resolve. Then during my pregnancy, I became dangerously ill with HELLP Syndrome,...
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