Author Archive: coffeeandknittingneedles

Homebirth vs. Hospital

Now really, I don’t like to face them off like that, but for the purposes of this post maybe I will. I’ve had a few people ask which I prefer now that I’ve done both.  A few people assume that I preferred the hospital (an assumption I kind of resent) and a few people were …

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Life with a new baby

Oh I have so much I want to say, so many blog post ideas.  Here is reality: I don’t get that much time to be able to sit down and actually type.  I have plenty of time to read a hundred different things while I sit and nurse, but if I type it is often …

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Birth Story

I would like to share little I’s birth story.  I can’t really help to give some details, so if you are squeamish you might want to skip. I woke up on Friday, July 13th feeling kind of crampy sometime around 4:30 and I was up by before 5 a.m. with some mild contractions. After weeks of …

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Time to start

So yes, I disappeared for awhile in that month and half I had between the time that I quit working and I had a baby.  Now that the little guy is a couple weeks old I figure it is time to add the blog back into my routine.  Once again I’ve been composing many entries …

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The start of summer

Even though I still have next week to work, it feels like summer has really begun. If there was any doubt, it was erased last night when M and I saw the first lightening bugs of summer as we sat out on our upstairs porch. This weekend is kind of packed but also kind of …

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Maternity Leave in the U.S.

Yesterday a friend of mine posted a link to this blog post on her business’s web site.  I can’t seem to stop reading different takes on this (because so many people are making such good points!) so I of course clicked and read.  I also happen to agree. Then something hit me as I read. …

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Garage Sale Season

Traditionally  this has been my best weekend of the year for garage sales.  This weekend was no exception.  There is a neighborhood in the next town over that always has their garage sales the third Saturday of May, so we made sure to hit those up today.  I did OK with some stuff- found some …

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Under the weather

It has been a tough week.  Not in a really serious hard-stuff-in-life way thank goodness, but in one of those “is this week over yet?” sort of ways. E is always a little clingy when we get back from a weekend with M’s family.  It seems he was extra clingy earlier this week because he …

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Organization and Technology

One of the things I struggle with is the desire to be super organized but being overwhelmed by all the organization options that are out there.  Especially now with websites, computer programs, and phone/tablet apps there are just so many options to choose from.  Trying to figure out what works best is a task! There …

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Mother’s Day Weekend

We’ve been gone all weekend and just got home tonight.  It was our last trip to see my husband’s family before the baby is born.  Normally Mother’s Day is my weekend and we go see M’s family for Father’s Day; however, Father’s Day I’ll be 36 weeks and in my opinion that is too pregnant …

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