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I Was a Delusional New Parent

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Nathan Timmel

When you're a new parent, you believe a self-created hype: Your kid is the brightest, most beautiful, wonderful child in the world. Yeah... That bubble pops as the kid grows.

Baby Girl... Big Sister

Reem Kassis | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Reem Kassis

Two months. That's how long my first-born has before life as she knows it transforms forever. Her baby sister is due in nine weeks and my beautiful Yasmeen will no longer be "the baby." She will become "the big sister."

Playing With Your First Versus Your Second Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Samantha Rodman PhD

If you have more than one child, you know that you're a bit more... laid back with the second. And if you have three or more, I bet you don't even know where your youngest is right now. Sometimes you even forget they're on your breast when you nurse them. Then you stand up, and -- oops! Sorry, baby! Anyway, here's some differences between the games you play with your first and your second kids.

The Mesh Underwear and Other Things Your Friends Forget to Tell You About Childbirth

Allison Chawla | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Allison Chawla

It will likely be somewhat painful, but your body will do some incredible things. You will require some time to get back to normal and feel comfortable, but you will be amazed at the resilience of the female body and the absolute miracle of what it can do.

Love In Its Own Time

Marie Zullo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Marie Zullo

Busy raising my first child, I thought little about the one that was coming. I didn't sing a special song that would be just for me and the new baby. No, my new baby would have to be content with the songs I sang with his older brother.

The Deep End Of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.

I'm Having A...

Steve Hutensky | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Steve Hutensky

We make plans and life takes it's own path. In the end, I'd say the big lesson for me has been about trust -- trust that things happen when they're meant to happen; trust that we're being taken care of by a higher source; trust when our intent is grounded in love.

I Remember...

Meredith Israel Thomas | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home
Meredith Israel Thomas

I remember to live each day to the fullest. I remember I have a baby girl to fight for.

The Big Surprise That Completely Changed My First Year Of Marriage

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Claire Bidwell Smith

Greg and I got married on a hot July day on Cape Cod. Two months later, I walked into the bathroom of our Chicago apartment and took a pregnancy test.