Like most women who have babies, I had morning sickness. But unlike most women, my sickness never stopped. It started at around six weeks and continued through my entire pregnancy. I threw up at home, at work, in public restrooms, in...
When I was pregnant I remember receiving a lot of advice, looking back now I realize how much was unhelpful. Here are the top three things I wish I knew during pregnancy, before I became a mother.  1. Breastfeeding is...
After trying for over four years to get pregnant, I wanted to announce it to the world.  I couldn't wait to join the club: knowing looks, motherly-advice from strangers, and cute maternity fashions….  The club does not exist!  Cute...
Ten days after my second child was born, I was sure my body had just about fully healed from childbirth. I felt like I was bouncing back. Caring for two kids was going pretty well. I was even keeping up...
Ahhh, infertility, our story of being a lesbian couple dealing with it. Our story starts sounding like a bad, ill-informed stereotype. We wanted children, so being two women; we went the seemingly easy route and tried at home insemination...
Being a mom with a chronic illness is difficult. Despite my best efforts, my asthma has not been under control lately. Ever since I became pregnant with my second son a little over two years ago, I have had...
I get asked often what I do as a doula. Most questions start off “how’s it like delivering babies?” This is when I smile and explain that’s not in my job description! As a doula, I do not perform...
Tuesday my daughter walked into Kindergarten for her first day. She was excited and a little scared, too. So was I. The last time I was in Elementary School was in the 1970s, and a lot has changed since...
I am one week away from weaning my second child off of breast milk. The formula containers are sitting in the pantry, ready to be cracked open and measured into bottles. And I can't wait to feel that freedom that comes...
We recently had a discussion with our Tampa Bay Moms Blog writers and asked what their favorite baby product was with their first born. The newborn stage can be very difficult so most of our writers were in agreement...

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...