Tori's Blog

  • Managing Labor Pain

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Labor is a natural — although challenging — process. No two women have the same degree of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose the pain relief option that’s right for you.


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  • Morning, Noon and Night Sickness

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

    I had a little bout of the stomach flu yesterday and during one of the really unpleasant nausea waves I realized I had my blog subject for today.

    I couldn’t help thinking about my own experience of it with Alexander.…

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  • Raising A Gender-Free Child?

    Friday, August 12th, 2011

    A close friend sent me this article 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…

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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…

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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…

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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 full-time and keeping track of a young,…

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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…

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

    Monday, May 30th, 2011

    AmericanFlagOn 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…

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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…

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  • Interesting Birth Facts

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    ist1_3342273-bright-red-umbrella-with-pathIn the last week, we have had rainfall that we no longer need. 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…

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