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gender reveal

And the Gender Is…Disappointing?

I was convinced this time would be different. I was sure I was having a girl. The Chinese Gender Prediction test, the ring test, and every other gender test I found on the internet said it would be a girl. I even tried to tell myself I was having a boy because I wanted a […]

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hospital packing list

What Do I Really Need? :: At the Hospital for Delivery [Printable Packing List]

When you’re pregnant for the first time, it’s almost like you’re a newborn, yourself.  Your body is changing day-to-day; you have aches and pains and excretions from places that you never knew existed; you lose control of your emotions, and your vocabulary rapidly expands (hello, toxoplasmosis!).  It turns out there is a universe out there […]

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breastfeeding vs. formula

I Was Selfish for Feeding My Baby Formula, and I’m Totally Okay with That.

When I started writing articles about parenting, I made a personal vow never to write about breastfeeding because it felt overdone; there are already so many blog posts on the topic. Then, I realized exactly why it’s such a popular and, often, controversial subject:  Feeding our babies is an immensely personal and individual experience, yet, […]

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