Category Archives: Parenting

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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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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About that Time Magazine Cover

I don’t subscribe to Time  so I have to qualify this by saying that no, I have not read the accompanying articles yet. I’ve seen comments all over Facebook and the Ravelry forums I frequent and I’ve read a lot of really good points that people are making.   I don’t feel completely qualified to …

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Preparations for Birth (or why I chose hospital over home this time)

I’ve now completed 30 weeks of this pregnancy.  As I complete these last 8-10 or so weeks I’m starting to think more towards the actual birth and preparing myself for it. For awhile I was kind of avoiding thinking about it too much- at least in comparison to last time.  I wasn’t sure if it …

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Bedtime Frustrations

Why oh why is it suddenly taking my son 2+ hours to fall asleep at night??? I seriously don’t know what is going on, but I’m about ready to ban naps if having a nap means it is going to be after 10 p.m. when he finally goes down.

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24/7 Devotion vs. The Need for Breaks

As I was catching up on my internet reading just now I saw it again. The accusation that any mother who wants some time off is a bad mother who doesn’t enjoy her children. Why did she even have them? This time it came from the comments (I know, I know) on a poll about …

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