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When other women share their birth stories, I can’t relate. My water never broke, I never had a non-Braxton-Hicks contraction, I never had my membranes stripped, I wasn’t induced and I never…labored–in a birthing tub or otherwise. You see, I knew from about 34 weeks that I was most likely going to have a scheduled C-section due to various medical complications throughout my first pregnancy. The final straw was the fact that the umbilical cord was wrapped around my daughter’s neck, and she was measuring on… >> Read More
As a writer who “came out” via blog in 2008 about my very personal disordered eating history, I have never shied away from telling the ugly, messy truths about my recovery–the setbacks, the…triumphs. It was all laid bare on my blog, a daily journal into the life of someone in the throes of disordered eating recovery. My readers–those either personally struggling with similar issues or who had loved one who was, or simply my own concerned family and friends--came to my blog to see if I was… >> Read More
For so many women who hope to experience a vaginal birth, the prospect of a cesarean–especially unplanned--is the akin to a birth plan "kiss of death."
But even when things don’t go as…planned, a C-section doesn't have to be a terrible thing. With a little preparation, even an unplanned C-section can be a beautiful method of childbirth. But it really helps to know what to expect. Having had two scheduled C-sections (the first a result of prenatal complications with the baby and the second a repeat C-section),… >> Read More
We love summer - warm weather, long days, (somewhat) lazier schedules, and best of all, not needing an excuse for ice cream. Our friends at PJ Library in Detroit are throwing a series of ice cream…socials in neighborhood joints across the metro Detroit area to help you cool off and keep the kids entertained. Join other families near you and get a 10% discount on ice cream along with a (free!) craft and PJ Library storytime. Check out one event or put a bunch on your calendar, because as far… >> Read More
My daughter Maya just wrapped up kindergarten and began summer camp at her old daycare. She was overjoyed to be reunited with the friends she’s had since she was three months old, and couldn’t…wait for upcoming field trips with the other “school-agers.” On the first day of camp, she was pumped and ready to go. I went in her room to wake her up and was surprised to find she was already dressed, had brushed her teeth, and was even wearing socks and sneakers. Who is this kid?!… >> Read More