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  Preparing for a baby is an exciting and special time. It is also overwhelming. I know that shopping for baby products can just reduce a hormonal mama-to-be to tears – there is so much stuff and so many brands...
Last I left you I was planning a VBAC with my second daughter. I am happy to announce that my beautiful daughter Hannah Eve Pugh was born via successful VBAC on Valentine’s Day (her due date!) Since returning home...
When I first heard about hypnobirthing, it sounded like the type of birth experience where you hold crystals in your hands and chant while laughing the baby down the birth canal — under the light of a full moon,...
The Global Big Latch On is part of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st-7th). It is a highly successful, targeted community development initiative that raises awareness of breastfeeding, encourages the formation of support networks between breastfeeding women, and aims to normalize breastfeeding as...
Two years after I married my husband, we decided it was time to start a family. We got pregnant with our son, Aiden, right away with no problem. I was one of those annoying women who “felt better pregnant...
There are a lot of things to be excited about when you get pregnant: Seeing your first ultrasound, hearing the heartbeat, choosing a baby name, feeling the baby kick. But being pregnant also, unfortunately, means that your body becomes...
After years of trying to conceive, we’re pregnant. One of the many things I am worried about is the age gap between my first and the new baby due in the spring. If all goes as planned, they will...
Last month, a soon-to-be dad reached out on a meal-sharing site to ask for help. His wife was pregnant, and he wanted to be proactive in seeking help — including from, yes, strangers. He gave examples of favorite recipes...
It's difficult putting into words the feelings I've had for the past 6 weeks. I had an abdominal ultrasound at 12 weeks, and the sonographer was 90% sure it was a girl! He was a girl. He had been...
Today I was that person. Yes, that person who stealthily walked into the store to purchase a pregnancy test. I was so uncomfortable and felt like all eyes were on me. I even had the cashier tell me, “I...
Children can be rather particular tiny humans, and what interests them one day can completely change the next. Whether your mini-me prefers balls over blocks or trains over toy trucks, child-led play (giving children a choice and following their lead...
The birth of your baby is one of the most cherished moments in your life. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned mom, you want every part of the day to be perfect. And while you can’t always control what...

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