All Posts in ‘Blog’

  • Morning, Noon and Night Sickness

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

    I couldn’t help thinking about my own experience of it with Alexander. For people who have never experienced motion sickness or “morning” sickness (also called hyperemesis), the ability to understand the misery of it is virtually impossible. I recently read an article written by a Washington Post journalist about her own experience with severe hyperemesis. It can be a rough road. The good news is that for most of us, it passes by the end of the first trimester. Mine stopped abruptly at 14 weeks at which point I ate a huge plate of spaghetti — easily the best meal I’ve ever had.

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  • Raising A Gender-Free Child?

    Friday, August 12th, 2011

    A close friend sent me this link a month or so ago and I initially breezed over it and sent a corresponding reply with a rather predictable opinion as to what I thought about it. This morning I finally read the article and all the corresponding responses in detail.

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  • Travel Adventures Before 7:30 a.m.

    Monday, August 1st, 2011

    Yesterday, I was asked, “ Why do people who aren’t pregnant read your blog? ” I answered that I honestly wasn’t actually sure. Yes, I do try to write about something related to pregnancy or parenting at least part of the time.

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  • Happy Birthday To Me?

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    I just had a birthday. I could say it was kind of a big birthday but I won’t. It is hard to have a birthday without getting a little pensive about how birthdays are these pretty big days and how they change for us.

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  • Late Spring Blog Break – Back In The Saddle

    Thursday, July 21st, 2011

    I have been on a little blog break. There were many things going on within my own extended family that required much attention and caused a huge amount of distraction. Between that, working and keeping track of a young, feisty boy, my days were shot.

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  • Fox 17 Morning News Interview: Top Pregnancy Questions

    Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    This TV segment is part of a series on Fox 17 Morning News. I have enjoyed doing these very much as there is enough time in each segment for me to really address the topics. As usual, I wasn’t sure I completely followed the directions of simply answering what the top questions are, but by now it is pretty clear that I like to be thorough. The segment can be found here . I’ve also included some of my blog posts that relate to these questions.

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  • Memorial Day: Honoring Soldiers and The Women Who Stand Behind Them

    Monday, May 30th, 2011

    On Memorial Day we honor those soldiers who have protected us and have given their lives for our country. Let’s also honor those young men currently serving our country in the military. Behind so many of those men are strong and courageous women with families at home.

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  • The Pure Innocence of Kids

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

    I just got home from 3 1/2 days with 44 9-10 year olds of which 21 girls were under my wing .We were at the South Fork of the American River in Coloma, CA. This is where gold was first discovered and this field trip is part of the 4th graders in Alexander’s class’s lesson on the CA gold rush. California kids can tell you what kind of mining was done, who was there, what Native American tribe lived there.

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  • Interesting Birth Facts

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    In the last week, we have had rainfall that we aren’t ready for quite yet. My little town got 5 inches less than a week ago and yesterday roads and portions of the 101 were shut down from flooding. Our mom/baby center was bustling and, as I said out loud yesterday afternoon, “of course it is, it is raining.”

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  • Is it a Cold or Allergies?

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    Around this time of year it is common to have the feeling of getting a “Spring” cold. But the truth is it may not be a cold at all. Today’s video talks about the difference.

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