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What a Cesarean Birth is Really Like {It's Not Easy}

What a Cesarean Birth is Really Like {It’s Not Easy}

I am a start-over mom. I have two teenage daughters and just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. When discussing my pregnancy with people, I disclosed that I was having another scheduled Cesarean (C-section) birth. And 80% of the time, the person said the following to me: “It’s okay. They’re going to cut him […]

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Preparing My Kid for Kindergarten {It's Not My Favorite}

Preparing My Kid for Kindergarten {It’s Not My Favorite}

As I was squatting down on the ground to put my three-year-old’s shoes on, a few thoughts occurred to me. First – “I’m getting old and my knees are loud.” And second – “I need to start doing less for my five-year-old, who will soon be in Kindergarten. He’s perfectly capable of completing the things I still do for […]

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Delivery Room Dads: The Best Supporting Actors of Childbirth

Delivery Room Dads: The Best Supporting Actors of Childbirth

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s a great time to celebrate the father figures in our lives. One of my duties as a Pediatric Hospitalist is to attend “high risk” newborn deliveries. Essentially, if the baby seems distressed at birth – there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the heart rate isn’t acting normally, or the […]

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Ten Fantastic Podcasts for Every Mom's Listening Pleasure

Ten Fantastic Podcasts for Every Mom’s Listening Pleasure

If you have yet to dive into the world of Podcasts, then you are seriously missing out. Not only are these gems free, but their topics are endless and can educate or entertain you whenever and wherever. I discovered the wide world of Podcasts a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. As […]

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