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My Caesarean Section Birth Story

Warning! This may be a little long, but it did take FOREVER for this little girl to grace us with her presence. And she was worth every bit of agony I went through.

My due date was November 12th, 2003. From the very beginning of my pregnancy, knowing my due date, I had…

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Added by Rachel Braun on February 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

THE LAZY MOM’S GUIDE TO PLAN MEALS LIKE A PRO

Ready to plan meals like a pro? This Lazy Mom’s Guide to meal planning will get your weekly meals all set in just 10 minutes/week! This is a practical system for busy moms who don’t have any extra time to fuss around with complicated and time-consuming ideas.…

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Added by Ana Willis on February 10, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Gene for Preterm Birth Identified

One of the most troublesome complications of pregnancy has been with preterm births. Prematurity affects about 13 million babies worldwide every year. When mothers have preterm births, it can often result in babies remaining longer in the hospital in addition to a host of short and long-term health problems with the baby. Needless to say, identifying the causes of preterm birth and how to prevent it is high on the list of professionals in the field of pregnancy and newborn…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

Morning Sickness Remedies that Work

The majority of mothers suffer from some degree of morning sickness. Treating this common pregnancy ailment in the first trimester is complex. What is known about morning sickness is that it is seen as a good sign that the pregnancy is on track. However, that knowledge is not very reassuring for the mother who is desperate to find help for her symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP). If that describes you, then you will be interested to learn the best and most effective remedies…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Creating a Birth Plan

Pregnant mothers often await for the day they will finally get to meet their new baby. Often this waiting is accompanied by some anxiousness of not quite knowing what to expect from labor and delivery like when you wait for online essay writer work. One way in which an expectant mother's fears can be calmed is by creating a birth plan.…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

Why do Kids Lie?

We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?

Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…

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Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Chores: Skills To Last A Lifetime

People often wonder why I decided to have children, or more specifically so many children. The answer is quite simple, so that one day I could relax while someone else took care of the house. I hated doing dishes as a child, and I wanted to pass that experience along to my own kids.

Just kidding! I simply felt…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Stomach Flu With Kids Is Miserable AF

It happens every winter and always at the worst possible moment. You’re just sitting down to watch a movie with your spouse, you’re getting ready to visit the in-laws at Christmas, or it’s the middle of the night, and you’re deep in a peaceful sleep. And suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, you find…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Winter In Wisconsin: I Hate It And That's Okay

Winter in Wisconsin…what can I say? It sucks! I hate most everything about it! There is a brief moment following Thanksgiving where I envision a beautiful, white Christmas. But I guarantee you in that vision I am most certainly inside a warm house, sipping a hot beverage, simply admiring…

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Added by Rachel Braun on January 10, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Motherhood: Things I Wish I Had Been Told

There is nothing quite like being a parent for the first time. Holding your newborn baby, nuzzling your face into their tiny neck and inhaling their sweet smell. Gently rubbing your cheek against their skin and knowing you have never felt anything softer. Your heart simultaneously increasing in size and breaking…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Holiday Traditions: Creating Magic At Home

Holiday traditions can be a tricky thing for new families to tackle. Each person coming into a marriage with their own sentimental attachments to everything they did as a child during the holiday season. Thankfully, my husband and I grew up with pretty similar traditions, so it was never a big issue. And…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 5, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mothers Are Human Beings: We All Make Mistakes

I have a shocking revelation for you. Although we often look like superheroes, mothers are in fact HUMAN! This means that we are fallible, we make mistakes. Yes, all of us! We lose a child at Target, we leave a hot cup of coffee unattended for a moment, we don’t realize the basement door is open when our…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dreams For My Children

Dear Children,

Before each one of you were born, I wished for you. As I carried each of you inside me, I spent many hours dreaming of what you might be like. I thought about whether you would be a boy or a girl. Would you look more like me or your father? Would your delivery be as we had planned, or…

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Added by Rachel Braun on December 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Running: Inspired By My Daughters

You know those bumper stickers, the ones that say “0.0 I DON’T RUN?” That was me until a couple years ago. Despite exercising nearly every day, I never considered myself a runner, nor did I have any desire to be one.

I knew people who were runners, and I thought they were crazy. These were people who yearned to…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 17, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cycling: My World On Two Wheels

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. -John F. Kennedy

As is true for most people, my relationship with cycling began as a young child. I remember pedaling up and down the block in front of my house nearly every day in the summer. In the second grade, I received my…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 14, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Swimming: Underwater Meditation

The water is your friend.  You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.  -Aleksandr Popov 

When you hear the words summer vacation, what is the one thing that comes to your mind? Water. Whether it’s traveling to the ocean, floating down a…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 10, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Don't Let Your Kids Roll in the Political Dirt

As I am writing this, we are less than a week away from Election Day, and unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you are probably well aware of the shitastic spectacle our 2016 presidential election has become. Typically, I am not one to talk politics on social media or my blog because I don’t…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Kind Of Mother I Thought I Would Be

I should start at the beginning. When I was younger, I never wanted to have kids. My dream was to be a nun and live by myself in a house on the beach. And on particularly difficult days, I will confess to occasionally fantasizing about curling up with a book and a giant bowl of ice cream in that quiet beachside…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

It Takes A Village: My Story Of Community

“I am at UW Children’s Hospital in the ER waiting for J to get a CT scan! Call me back as soon as you get this!”

On a Monday afternoon almost 5 years ago, this is what I woke to. I had worked the night before and promptly went to sleep at 8:00 a.m. My husband had the day off and was home with the two little…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Motherhood In The Age Of Social Media

Wouldn’t you love to feel even more inadequate as a mother? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all of your worst fears about your competence as a parent confirmed? How would you like to have every person you have ever known be able to tell you what you are doing wrong? Don’t you want to see how all of your…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

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