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Postpartum: Expectations, Realities and How to Cope

The postpartum period is a challenging time no matter how you slice it. You’ve just gone through a huge physical ordeal and an equally huge emotional transformation. 716 more words


7 Things NOT To Say To A New Mom

We all know that a new mom* has many things going on. She’s hormonal, sleep deprived, questioning her ability as a mother, breastfeeding (or trying to), did I mention she has no sleep? 610 more words

After Labour

My Partner Birthing Story

Day 274 (9 months) in the in the final stage of the birthing processsssssssss (said in the Big Brother narrators voice).

Our final stages of the birthing journey began with a routine 40 week/due date midwife appointment. 1,029 more words

Daily Prompt: Learning

via Daily Prompt: Learning

Ask my 5-year-old what she is going to be when she grows up and she will confidently reply, “I’m going to be… 367 more words

How to order a Spanish birth certificate?

One of the most common questions I usually get when discussing genealogy is “how can I get my ancestor’s birth certificate from Spain?”. The procedure is actually pretty straight-forward and it usually only takes a few days – if you’re lucky!- to reach your doorstep. 82 more words


birth nostalgia

Congratulations Lizzie and Alexander and your beautiful new baby. You made an awesome family. Great work. I love you guys. Giving birth is punk AF and we look gorgeous AF while we do it.


She was a married woman, with stars in her eyes, by the age of ten. She’d seen him in the back yard at 9 ¾ and in seconds had painted their future together. 376 more words