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Birth the Second Time-2

My 10 Favorite Surprises: Giving Birth the Second Time Around

When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they’ll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have […]

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Motherhood

Motherhood: Respecting Limits, Accepting Help And Maybe A Little Prayer

Motherhood is hard. There are all the things you have to remember all the time. If I have learned anything, it is that there is such a thing as having “baby brain.” That sometimes, all the energy you possess is tied up in making a human. That makes you do stupid things.

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Advanced Maternal Age

Advanced Maternal Age. Denial. Twins. (And Mar-a-Lago.)

I waited a long time to get pregnant. Too long apparently, because once I began the process of fertility treatments at the age of 36, my chart proclaimed, “advanced maternal age.” Wait, what? Thirty-six just didn’t seem that old to me. I was in my second marriage, and thoroughly enjoying my life as a former-marketing-director-turned-nomad […]

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3rd Annual Bloom:: A Celebration of Motherhood Event {TICKETS ON SALE NOW!}

Tickets are officially on sale for our 3rd Annual Bloom Event! Check out all the details below! Ticket purchasing information is at the bottom of the post. Presented by Colorado Springs Moms Blog, Colorado Springs School, DaVita Medical Group, The Front Range Home Team, City Moms Blog Network and Hosted by Our Sister Sites Who : All Colorado Springs area mothers- [...]
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Go with your Gut, Dear Mama

Go with Your Gut, Dear Mama: Why You Know Your Kids Better than Anyone Else

My son was a mere 2 weeks old when I knew something was wrong.  He was sleeping 21+ hours a day. His skin had started getting darker. Nursing sessions seemed to get longer every time, and it was so hard to keep him awake during the process.  I had nursed my daughter for 13 months […]

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Infertility

Second Time Around: Infertility Doesn’t Get Easier

I have less desire to carve out time from my full-time job to go to countless appointments where I try, and fail, to modestly cover myself in a too-small paper drape in preparation for physically intrusive examinations. Where even though my doctor’s office is filled with caring professionals I leave feeling more like a broken […]

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