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I Finally Found an Excellent Birth Course: and It’s All Online

I am approached to review birth classes A LOT. I’ve listened to a number of them and, while they are very good, they aren’t totally in step with my philosophy so I don’t...

How to Gracefully Deal with Unsolicited Parenting Advice

After I had my son, it was like there was a secret newsletter that went out (to everyone but me) saying that I didn’t have a clue and wanted all the advice on raising a child...

Is Your Pregnancy App Making You Paranoid?

Pregnant, at last! And so it began. A dialogue between me and my baby. Sorry, I mean me and my baby app. My baby app and I. Bapp, for short. You’re probably worrying you’re starting...

Best Pregnancy Books for 2020 (That are Actually Worth Reading)

I often get asked for book recommendations from newly pregnant women – I can only assume it’s because they’ve already read every nook and cranny of Pregnant Chicken (cough). I actually read quite a few...

10 Things I Wish I’d Done When I Was Pregnant

Looking back, I could should have done things differently. Now, with baby, I regret some decisions I made when I was pregnant. I don’t regret them enough to try and have another child, but still. If...

Last Month of Pregnancy Checklist

Last month of pregnancy checklist items that you may not have thought of. Here are the top 20 things to do during your last trimester. I think I can, I think I can, I think...

5 Reactions You’ll Get When Sharing Your First-Time Baby News

Many would agree that finding out you are pregnant is an exciting and special thing. For those planned and much yearned for pregnancies, the joy is immediate. On the other hand, there are plenty...

Why Mom-Shaming Exists

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?” Remember that line? Swap Regina George with mom-shaming and it applies surprisingly well. Who hasn’t been the victim of mom-shaming? This is an almost...

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