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Scheduling a birth

I know the exact date my son will be born. Even the time of day. I don’t just have a hunch or a general sense. I’m talking, we are on the calendar to give birth on a specific date and […]

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Scheduling a birth

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I know the exact date my son will be born. Even the time of day. I don’t just have a hunch or a general sense. I’m talking, we are on the calendar to give birth on a specific date and […]

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Pregnancy anxieties, placenta previa and a birth mantra

After my 20-week ultrasound a while back, my doctor called to say oh-so-nonchalantly that I had a “low lying placenta.” In her voicemail, she said we’d just monitor it

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I was hoping for a girl; we’re having a boy

I knew I was carrying a girl this time. I just knew it. I felt it deep in my soul, in the core of my being, that this growing

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When is the right time for a second baby?

I had one of those transcendent motherhood moments about a month or so ago in a dark ultrasound room of Mercy Hospital. I was laying on the white-sheeted gurney with

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Raising my son in a world of marriage equality

The Supreme Court this week is hearing arguments for marriage equality. They are hearing arguments on two cases: California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage and the federal Defense of

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Supporting the march for healthy babies

My son was born early, but only by 11 days. I wasn’t totally prepared, but he was ready and came out a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces. But for so

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Should I give my toddler a multivitamin?

I hadn’t even considered the question of a daily multivitamin until a friend asked me about it the other day. Should my almost-2-year-old be chewing a sweet gummy daily? Naturally,

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Building holiday traditions as a young family

Ever since I was a small child, my brother, father and I would cozy up on the couch on Christmas Eve and read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” My

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School massacre: ‘Hug your children tighter tonight’

I, like parents across the country, will hug my son a bit tighter tonight. But it won’t be enough. I will think of those children and their parents and ache for

Advice for new and expecting mothers

Advice for new mothers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a surprise baby shower for my husband’s cousin who is expecting a baby in the spring. She was barely showing – just about

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