Archive for 2010

  • My Baby’s Birthday… Such Mixed Emotions… Part 2

    Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

    Part 2… Continued from December 19th…

    Coincidentally, I was in that same drug store today and as I walked through the aisles I was completely overwhelmed with these memories as well as the realities of my world today.

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  • The Honesty of Being a Mother

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

    I’m really tired tonight. The thing about writing a blog is that it isn’t quite the same as writing articles about “subjects”—pregnancy or family or whatever the subject may be. It is about me sitting with my thoughts and then sharing them. Sometimes these thoughts are chock full of informative and interesting information. And other times they are just a mom and a woman and a girl talking out loud.

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  • A Birth Plan – Is One Really Necessary?

    Sunday, November 21st, 2010

    You may have read or heard about writing a birth plan in preparation for your own baby’s birth. Let me help you understand the ins and outs of them and why it may not be something you choose to do.

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  • Should You Have Your Labor Induced?… Without A Medical Reason?

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

    There is no doubt that the final weeks of pregnancy can be tough. The majority of babies are born within 7 days of your due date. But what if you are simply tired of being pregnant or wish to have your baby on a certain day? Is it a good idea?

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  • How To Bathe Your Baby – Video Post

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

    Babies are such tiny creatures and first giving them a bath can be intimidating. In this video post I outline what supplies you’ll need and demonstrate how to bathe your baby.

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  • Cats and Babies – Video Post

    Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

    Do cat’s really suck the breath out of newborn babies? I remember when I first heard this, I was shocked that someone could actually believe that. But people do worry so let’s talk about cat’s and babies.

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  • Tori’s Introductory Video Post… As In – “The Very First One”

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Here it is! Welcome to my first “video” post. It has taken me the better part of a day to figure it all out. I’m really excited and I welcome your feedback. Come check it out!

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  • A Humorous Perspective On Letting Nature Happen

    Monday, October 4th, 2010

    Every now and then I come across something that gives a “spot on” reminder of how trying to control the outcome of birth can take away the wonder. This is a humorous video on just that.

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  • More Than A Bad Cold

    Friday, September 24th, 2010

    I’m sick. Alexander brought home the infamous, “back to school cold”, which I suppose is better than bringing home lice. Tom, our babysitter, got the cold and now I have it. Although I think I really got the bad end of the stick as I seem to have been hit pretty hard. It is Friday, I had a million things to do today, it is beautiful and hot out and I have literally been in bed all day in sweat pants and an old t-shirt.

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  • Whooping Cough is Now An Epidemic — Thanks to the Anti-Vaccine Movement

    Thursday, September 16th, 2010

    Most people who know me know that I don’t sleep. At least I don’t sleep much. And I am not saying that is a good thing; it’s just what is. Since the middle of the night guarantees that my house that is quiet, I do an awful lot of writing then.

    I was poking around Face Book this evening (I am finally learning a bit more about how to move around on it) and I saw a post from my friend Allison. It was a link to a Penn & Teller spot and I will qualify (it as she did) by saying it is NOT for children so you may want to turn the volume down.

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