Once upon a beautiful May day, an ultrasound technician VERY casually said to me, "So you're having identical twins." She may have said other things. I do not know. What I do know is that my reaction went something like...
"But....why?" That's the answer I get when I tell people I chose to have two babies without an epidural. We live in an amazing medical world that allows women to not feel a thing when they push a human...
Six hundred and three. No, that is not the cups of coffee I consume each year (though close) or the items on my poor husband’s “honey do” list. It’s the number of injections to my stomach and hips that...
“I'm sorry, but your pregnancy won't last.” The doctor’s words echoed in my ears after I put down the phone. The pain hit hard this time. This was my third miscarriage, and I was exhausted on every level. My...
Dear Beyoncé, I have always known the time would come when you’d need my advice. You didn’t feel the need to consult me when you decided to break away from the other Destiny’s Children? Totally Fine. My soothing Lady-Vandross contralto wasn’t “right”...
So, ladies? If I told you a funny joke while we were out for a drink, would you wet your pants a little? Do you feel a sneeze coming on—and you cross your legs? What if I told you...
Since the dawn of time, women have been birthing babies. Along with that comes a ton of well-meaning—but often odd—advice. Urban legends of pregnancy, if you will. I’m sixteen weeks in with baby #2,  and I’ve already heard and read many...
A few weeks ago at the park, I overheard a mom ask a friend what she thought of using the word “vagina” with her kids. My (somewhat judgmental, I admit) ears perked up as they discussed this. I was...
It has been widely reported recently that the United States Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that all pregnant and postpartum mothers get screened for depression. I think this is a Very Good Thing. Early detection could make a...
It started on the baby powder aisle of Target. My husband and I were working on our registry and wondering about how many sets of bottles we needed to put on our list when we encountered that couple. Each time...

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Nashville

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Nashville Family Christmas and Holiday Event Round-Up

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Where to Find Santa in Nashville

Where to Find Santa in Nashville

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Nashville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

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Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville

Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville

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