This is quite a time to be writing this. Just like they say it does, time has flown, and here we are. My very first baby, whose labor and birth I remember so clearly and were such an important experie...
Articles by Amy Smith
How has it been well over a year since it happened? How has time flown? That’s just the way it goes, with tiny newborns somehow turning into near-preschoolers right before a mother's lovin’ eyes. That...
How women face something so important, so unfamiliar, and so amazing with such bravery is truly a wonder, all on its own.
There’s the plan. And then there’s the reality.
It’s so easy to get way into the whole baby registry thing.
It’s funny — in a sense, labor was all about self-determination, following instincts, and taking on one heck of a personal challenge.
With so many names that aren’t traditionally, well, names, celebrities going wild with creativity when they decide what to call their offspring, and a general sense that what’s different is good, wher...
After labor, a new mom may be so exhausted, so wonderfully overwhelmed, that she needs someone to fill her in later about the details of what has just happened, and the immediately ensuing events.
Was anyone else out there raised to make what we have go as far as we possibly can?
It was all so easy at first, or at least a much tidier affair.
At the start of the third trimester, with that due date quickly approaching, it can all start to feel very, very real.
It’s the women behind us in line at the post office. It’s the neighbor, the coworker, or the mother-in-law.
Let’s first establish that in some places, summer is not actually the hottest season.
With both a baby and a toddler in this household, bath time around here has now become quite an event.
To understand how to most practically shop for a newborn baby, a mom must have actually cared for a newborn baby around the clock before, most likely.
With a toddler looking more and more like a preschooler every single day as well as a baby getting deep into those toddler times, the memory of bringing home baby, or welcoming her into the family for...
It might be easy to think that getting frugal will sort of come naturally once kids come along.
Some lucky ladies may not notice much of a difference to their hygiene needs during pregnancy. It’s not like they are totally different people or anything.
There was jogging now and then in high school, wearing whatever sneakers happened to be lying around in the closet and lounge shorts.
Some kids loooove the water almost from the get-go, while others take a while to warm up to it.