There are so many decisions for parents of newborns. Here’s a great guide for making those decisions, explaining the options and considerations.... Read More
Feeling overwhelmed and afraid? New momma, don't fear – you can't ruin a baby! Here's grace for new moms, and any other mom feeling confused and stressed! Note: This post might not be saying what you think it is. It... Read More
The weeks and days leading up to Oliver’s birth were a whirlwind. We had only returned from 3 months of traveling/working/living in Europe 8 weeks before. Right on the tails of that, we were trying hard to finish up the... Read More
In many ways, pregnancy gets easier the more you've done it. You learn what works for you, you learn to relax, and perhaps most of all, you learn that it's just a season and a relatively short one at that.... Read More
Though I’ve been somewhat low in iron in previous pregnancies, this was the first time I truly felt the physical effects of the deficiency. And in fact, this isn’t only a pregnancy-related issue, but being low in iron be a... Read More
By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I just had my third baby, and I (finally) had a natural childbirth. Induced and with Pitocin, even. Virtual high-five, anyone?? This was not easy, but I had planned it for a long time. I had horrific... Read More
You’d think by number five I’d have learned how to announce this more creatively, but perhaps it’s that with each child, a smaller percentage of my brain seems to be left with full function. (I’m only half kidding on that.)... Read More
By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions; talk to your doctor or midwife about pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns. You know how hindsight is 20/20? I wish I had a... Read More
Christina has been a semi-regular guest poster over the years here at KOTH, and I love her posts for several reasons, but the main one is that she is nothing if not well-researched and thorough. Her meaty posts show off... Read More
By Andrea, Contributing Writer Do you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome? Achy back, bloating, cramping, tender breasts, and headaches are all unpleasant symptoms associated with menstruation. In our house, there are three menstruating women. Our symptoms, and the severity of these... Read More
By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don't you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you... Read More
By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There are homemade recipes out there for just about anything. I have tried many of them over the last few years. I consider myself a big "DIY-er" and I love to try anything I run... Read More
Note from Stephanie: Many years ago, I connected with fellow blogger Donielle Baker through the realization that we shared a common struggle of infertility due to having a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). What bonded us further was that... Read More
By Natalie, Klejwa, Contributing Writer Because we live in a sin-wrecked world, not everyone will be able to have as many children as they would like. For various reasons that range from unwilling spouses to physical limitations, our families will... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When you're pregnant, especially in the beginning, ordinary life may be difficult. When you have a job, other kids, or any semblance of a life, you can't just take time off! Many pregnant women... Read More
Meal planning is hard enough, but when you’re pregnant it can feel impossible. This post has 14 recipes RIGHT HERE, along with 28 other ideas. So it’s enough for two full weeks of eating, 3 meals a day…or 42 meals, however you eat them. :)... Read More
I don't know about you, but as I've been having babies these past 8 years, managing my wardrobe and all of the various sizes it includes has become more challenging. Today, I'm over at Simple Mom, sharing my recent closet... Read More
By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson Most moms will admit that those first few weeks after giving birth are the most challenging, and as a mom of a newborn myself, in spite of the fact that he's our eighth, I am... Read More
Seems that I have a pattern of prodromal labor and going late. My babies don't seem late, though, nor do they get too large, so I think I've learned that I can easily let them bake away for an extra... Read More
Written by Diana, Contributing Writer I remember being pregnant with my first child. I was more concerned with the colors of his nursery rather than truly understanding the responsibility of growing a human being. I didn't have anyone to stop... Read More
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