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Author Archive | Jennifer

Seconds

I remember when my oldest daughter was born. Like many (all?) expectant mothers, I was a bit of a Nervous Nelly. I slept on top of an old beach towel from about my sixth month of pregnancy just in case my water broke. I stashed bottles of hand sanitizer all over my house, in every […]

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Apres – Babymoon

I’m a stay-at-home mom with seven-month and four-year old daughters. My husband works about fifteen minutes away, but long hours. He’s not around much to chip in with the parenting and household duties. Baby is still waking up twice a night, and then ready to start her day by 6:30 a.m. I’m also working on […]

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In Defense of Older Moms

The other day a pregnant friend told me she’d been strong-armed by her ObGyn into submitting to invasive genetic screening due to her “advanced maternal age.” She’s thirty-six. I’ll leave the rant about being bullied by physicians for another post. This post is about being a woman of so-called advanced age—which, when you’re pregnant, is […]

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Breastfeeding Is Hard (At Least It Is For Me).

There are a couple of myths about childbirth and child-rearing that I’ve found to be, well, myths. For example—I always thought my water was supposed to break in a torrent while dining at a restaurant, and would facilitate the need for my husband to shove his way through bystanders and run hollering into the ER […]

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More than a mommy

More Than a Mommy

I’d like to start by saying that I love being a mother. I always knew I’d like it, I mean once I was out of my partying twenties and actually decided that I wanted to have children. But I had no idea that one day just watching my daughter feed herself dinner would fill me […]

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