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An Open Letter to My Son

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Dear little human growing inside me, First, I would like to tell you that I already love you more than I imagined I could love anyone (don’t tell your dad - I love him a lot too). Second, pregnancy sucks. You’ll...
Everyone warned me "nesting" would occur and I would feel the urge to renovate my whole house. I thought, well, this is my natural stage at all times, so it will not affect me. Wrong. Daydreaming about every detail...
Prologue: Following "Baby Registry Saga - Part I," and "Baby Registry Saga - Part II," I'm here to share the lessons learned so far. Lesson 1 Resist temptation and stick to a plan. All things baby are so irresistibly adorable! And nesting...

Live from the Second Trimester

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The second trimester is a roller coaster of its own. At first, I couldn't feel the baby - or at least I couldn't decidedly tell my body's doing from baby's doing. I was so eager to feel the baby move,...
Before I had my child, I had a friend of mine tell me that lunch was her favorite meal. I didn't quite understand that and when we went out to lunch, she was happy about her meal and her...
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Baby Registry Saga – Part II

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Prologue: Following "Baby Registry Saga - Part I," I come here with "Part II" to share with you what I ended up with on my registry. I believe every registry is extremely personal and, especially for us first time moms,...

Baby Registry Saga – Part I

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As a first-time-mom and an expat, I have to admit I am sometimes oblivious to some social rules. For example: baby shower rules. My wonderful friend offered to throw me one. I honestly have no idea what the baby...
As my children have gotten old enough to have little personalities and opinions (4 & 3), I find myself lacking patience more and more in situations where I feel out of control. You know, when your kids push you...
I've breastfed three kids in my life so far. And with each kid, I learn a little more. As friends join me in this motherhood club, I'm occasionally asked for nursing advice. Most of the time I can keep...
The other night, while my husband and I were lying in bed watching a movie with our 11 month old baby girl sleeping peacefully between us, I began to straight up ugly cry. Our daughter had drifted off during...
Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Gilmore Girls and Breastfeeding I had all these plans when I found out I was pregnant. I was going to have a medication...
Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Best Foods for Breastfeeding Many breastfeeding moms worry about the foods they eat, thinking they have to eat a perfect diet in order...

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