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My One-Off Baby

Getting pregnant was a surprise for me. Not to say that the method was a surprise – but the time frame certainly was. I…

Clean Nest, New Chick

As soon as I told my 86-year-old grandmother I was pregnant, she said: “If you suddenly find yourself cleaning the house like a mad…

The Other F Word

I don’t know how it is where you are, but around here “breast is best” is tattooed on our bosoms. And it’s true that…

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5 Little Words

My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the laundry list of pregnancy-related…

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It’s a What???

  When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I ran straight to the mall. I ended up buying a 0-3…

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Great Expectations

At a family shower for my first pregnancy, guests filled out advice cards for anything they felt pertinent to motherhood. One in particular wrote,…