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It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

{Serious Post Alert} I am not one to pretend I know everything about the way the mind, or the body, or the world for that matter, works. But if there is one thing I know based on factual research, history of our culture, observations in society, and my own, anecdotal experiences, it is this: having… Continue reading It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

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So I Guess I Have Three Kids Now

For two weeks, now, I've had a shocking revelation rise to the surface of my brain at least once a day. I mean I'll just be going about my business when suddenly it hits and I'm like OH MY GOD THIS IS REAL. Just now, I had it again. I was wrapping Christmas gifts, getting… Continue reading So I Guess I Have Three Kids Now

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Let Me Tell You Just How Much I Want To Hear Your Pregnancy Complaints

I don't. I don't want to hear your pregnancy complaints. I don't want to hear about how you vomited six times because you smelled pineapple, which you used to love. I don't want to hear about your constipation. I don't want to hear about your spider veins. I don't want to hear about how you… Continue reading Let Me Tell You Just How Much I Want To Hear Your Pregnancy Complaints

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It’s Time We Get This Out In the Open, and Just Have the Talk About Baby Showers

I've kept my mouth shut about this for SO. LONG. But I just can't keep it shut anymore. I consider it to be hazardous to my health to hold this in any further. If, through the course of this, I in some way hurt your feelings, I wish I could apologize. But I can't. Instead… Continue reading It’s Time We Get This Out In the Open, and Just Have the Talk About Baby Showers

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I’m Sorry, Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

It has been a well-kept secret that my husband and I cannot (apparently) have any more kids. I say apparently because nothing has been confirmed beyond that we are both physically capable and healthy. It could just be a matter of timing that will work itself out eventually. And then again, we really could be one of those… Continue reading I’m Sorry, Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

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I watched Ricki Lake poop out a baby tonight…

...didn't see that one coming, did you guys? To be fair, neither did I. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me first tell you all about how I got into the position to see Ricki Lake poop out the baby to begin with. Today began like any other Saturday. Of course my husband was… Continue reading I watched Ricki Lake poop out a baby tonight…

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3 People You Should Hide Your Early Pregnancy From

So I think I'm about to lose a lot of you as faithful blog followers. I say that because I've been thinking about the concept of the pregnancy announcement, and I think my feelings about it will hit way more home than some of you want. Get over it. This is my blog. My opinions.… Continue reading 3 People You Should Hide Your Early Pregnancy From