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As an Obstetrician/ Gynecologist for over 25 years, I think I’ve pretty much seen and heard it all when it comes to the challenges of becoming a new parent. For new Moms, especially first-time new Moms, I find a...
I am almost halfway through my third pregnancy. Now is the point when my anxiety and worry about my unborn baby really start to gain momentum. I have a good reason for my increasing panic, because once you have...

I Am You

I see you. The couple going through an infertility battle. Leaving the clinic while my loud, sweet baby waits with me in plain sight in the middle of the lobby. I see her tensed face move into a wide, joyous...
My kids drive me bananas sometimes. Like, crazy to a level I have never known. Usually it's when they are peppering me with questions and requests. Oftentimes it's when they are conducting the crazy train all over our house...
I know, I know: nothing can really prepare you for parenthood. However, when it takes a relatively long time, good amounts of emotional and financial investment, and a lot of physical groundwork to become pregnant, you learn a few...
Click here to read The Rocky Road to Motherhood, Part I I miscarried during Christmas, a time when we are supposed to feel festive and happy. A time to celebrate family and the important things in life. We didn't put up...
The road to motherhood was long and arduous. I always knew I wanted to be a mother, so it seemed to be just a matter of timing. On our second wedding anniversary, my husband announced he was ready to...

Deciding to Adopt

I can distinctly remember the day my husband and I first discussed the possibility of pursuing adoption. We had been dating for a couple of months. Ha! Now, I’m not sure what the normal “talking-about-kids-while-dating” timeline is, but we...
  In my thirties, I resolved to be a better hostess, so I started having more parties. This was hard for me because I generally don’t like messes and am not a naturally welcoming person. Like, someone comes to my...
Motherhood didn’t exactly come easy for me, as I have now learned, it hasn’t for many others. My husband and I weren’t 100% sure we wanted kids when we married in 2012. I was 33 years old at the...
When you’re young, you assume you’ll grow up, fall in love, get married and have a baby. It’s just that easy. At least that’s how I thought life was supposed to go. For us, it wasn’t that simple. In 2010,...

Goodbye Too Soon

Through blurred tears, I read and promptly deleted the “Your baby is now the size of a lentil!” notification that popped up on my phone as my husband and I silently drove home from the emergency room. We had...

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(Madison, WI): Even before the pandemic, my family loved doing staycations in the winter. A staycation is a fun way to feel like you...