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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me
Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me I'd Gain Weight During My First Trimester?!
When I became pregnant with my first child, one of my first queries was, "How much weight should I gain for a healthy pregnancy?" I quickly discovered that the internet is full of guides that outline not only how much weight you should gain, but also when you should gain it.
My Husband Adores Our Kids, and I Admit It — I'm Jealous of Their Relationship
Before I had kids, I would find myself daydreaming about what my husband would be like as a father.
Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Shakes During Delivery
I felt prepared to give birth.
Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me a C-Section Would Give Me a Lower Belly "Shelf"?
I think we can all agree that there's way too much focus on women's postpartum bodies, but it's also true that the harshest critic of a woman's postpartum body is often herself.
I Never Knew That Motherhood Would Make It Nearly Impossible to Sleep Deeply
The other morning when my husband woke up, he was surprised to find our 4-year-old in bed with us.
Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me Your Period Is Way Different After You Have a Kid?
In the game of menstruation, I've never had a good hand.
No One Could Have Prepared Me for How Traumatizing Colic Would Be
I curled over the edge of my bed, my palms clasping my knees to my chest.
Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me About the Endless Amounts Paperwork in Kindergarten?!
Before my first went to kindergarten, I'll admit, I was a nervous wreck.
I Tried For an Induced Labor — Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me It Doesn't Always Work?!
When my midwife offered me the option to induce labor at 39 weeks during my final pregnancy, I gladly accepted.
Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Deflated Breasts After Babies
There's no way to fully prepare for the weird ways in which your body changes after childbirth.
Yup, My Nipples Still Hurt After Months of Nursing With a Proper Latch
When I was pregnant with my first baby, my biggest anxiety was focused on enduring the physical pain of labor.
Sleep Training Is 1,000%, Hands Down the Best Decision I've Made as a Parent
The night I screamed into a pillow, I knew something had to change.
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