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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…

Why I Freed My Nipple

  I loved breastfeeding my children. I know that a lot of women love it but what I don’t understand is the arguments for…

So, Do You Have Kids?

To the working moms, You’re not less valuable to a company because you’re a mom. You’re more valuable. When I went on maternity leave,…

This is Parenting

  She cries out in the night, the long mournful wail of the weary. Her tears stain my pajamas as I comfort her in…

Pregnant Pause

  I have never given having children much consideration. Maybe it’s because I was an only child of a single mom and I watched…

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Mom vs. Swimsuit

  Swimsuit season. Two words that definitely make me cringe when paired together. I remember as a kid and even a teenager, just throwing…

A Tale of Two Boobs

  Once upon a time, there lived a woman who had quite a blasé relationship with her breasts. She never fretted about their size,…

Batmom Undercover

I’m not sure if I’m disturbed or comforted that there are people in the world that are just as passively aggressive as I am. Sure, you could just face the problem head on but how dull is that? 

-Amy

That Kind of Girl

“Oh, you want to have kids?” My friend asked me, a hint of surprise in her voice. This question stung me, but I realized…

A Gentle Cesarean

When I first heard the term “gentle cesarean” I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Does it mean they take the baby out slowly?…

“Just One”

  I disliked being pregnant. I originally wrote “hated” but there were some pluses to consider, so “disliked” seems more appropriate. I mean, I…

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Happy Mother’s Day

  Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Fillies! Whether it’s your first or you’ve lost count, let me salute you for doing the…

Easiest Births Ever

Some of you may be a little scared, okay terrified of giving birth. Everyone loves to tell you about horrible births, so I thought…

Underwear Opus

  First of all, I’d like you all to know that me guest posting on Pregnant Chicken should not, in any way, be taken…

Birth – Round One

I thought it may be helpful to share my birthin’ experiences. I’ve only had two (that I know of) and I’ll try to keep…