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  • Best Pregnancy & Baby Products for 2020

    The year is 2020 (said in a Barbara Walters voice) and there are some really cool new pregnancy and baby products coming out. I checked out the Kind + Jugend show in Germany so I …

  • Happily After Giving Birth – 10 Things They Don’t Tell You

    1. You will have a really heavy period. No matter how you give birth (c-section or va-j) you will have postpartum bleeding. This delightful discharge is called lochia and it sounds about as appealing as it …

  • Porn for Pregnant Ladies

      Every so often I notice that someone has found this site by searching "Pregnant Woman Porn" and I have no doubt that I am not what they are looking for. But it got me to …

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  • Your Pregnant Body – 20 Things They Don’t Tell You

      Ah yes, you’ve told people you’re pregnant and so the questions begin, “how do you feel?”, “are you tired?”, “do you have morning sickness?” , “are you hungry?”, etc. Symptoms like fatigue, nausea, back and joint …

  • 60 Cool Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

    This very cool infographic landed in my inbox from the folks at Panorama (they are the ones that have that non-invasive prenatal test that screens for chromosomal anomalies.) The graphic is a run down on …

  • Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

    I have a confession to make. I hate baby shower games. #SorryNotSorry What I have come to realize over the last decade of babypalooza (I’m just at that age, I suppose) is that most of you hate them, …

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  • Breastfeeding for Beginners (weeks 1-6)

      The early weeks for mom can be very painful, tiring, frustrating and yet, rewarding.  Many women will have set a breastfeeding goal:  three months, six months, one year.  During the first several weeks of breastfeeding …

  • A handy guide to the most common types of baby rashes you might see in an infant under a year old including infections, allergies, and lifestyle.

    Types of Baby Rashes

    I remember the first time my baby had a rash—angry red splotches appeared across her perfect porcelain cheeks and I FREAKED OUT. When I hauled us to the pediatrician, I was quickly greeted with a …

  • Sex After Childbirth – 7 Unsexy Sins

    Let's cut to the chase – sex after childbirth can suck.  It's not just that you still look pregnant, your nipples are leaking and you're freakin' tired, it's that sex can actually hurt.  No one will …

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  • Baby Gift Ideas: 100 Great Gifts for Babies Under One!

    Coming up with baby gift ideas – even gifts for infants – is hard! I think we all understand that babies don’t want or really need anything, but I totally get that people really want …

  • Ultimate List of Names for Grandparents

    Coming up with grandparent names can be surprisingly difficult. After I told my mom I was pregnant with my older son she cautiously asked, “What do the kids call Helen?” Crap. My mother-in-law already had three grandchildren under …

  • Great Gifts for a New Dad (or Dad-To-Be)

    Whether it's his first Father's day or a gift to say 'congratulations on fatherhood", here are some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts for a guy becoming a dad. Great Gifts for New Dads (or …

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