The Alphabet Spells Her Name

The Alphabet Spells Her Name

It was quite a big deal around here when my daughter learned how to spell her name. And now when we’re out, she points out every Q, the first letter of her name, anywhere we go–which, really, is almost not annoying after the 134th time. So when I saw this...
Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

So I always thought estrogen was exclusively about raging hormones, hot flashes, and that lovely monthly visitor that comes knocking at the most inopportune times.But not according to Raven Hanna, a jewelry artisan and self-proclaimed science geek. Thanks to her...
The perfect combination

The perfect combination

Aside from the terribly unoriginal "two of something gift, I had absolutely no idea what to get my friends’ twin girls — until I found the handmade PB & J necklace at the charmingly named Violet Gumdrops.It’s a perfect alternative to the...
The Breast Advice

The Breast Advice

In my experience, the average book on breastfeeding is about as interesting-slash-entertaining as your 6th grade health text. While it may contain valuable information, how much of it can you absorb when you’re nodding off from third trimester narcolepsy anyway?...
Because You Pushed it Real Good

Because You Pushed it Real Good

Of all the unspeakables that go along with pregnancy, can we agree that hemorrhoids take the cake? Chances are if you pushed out a baby, you’ve got a few of your very own, um, badges of honor. Thanks to parent-owned  Least Likely 2 Breed (who CMP readers might...
Got BOOB?

Got BOOB?

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I eagerly perused nursing shirt offerings only to find the scariest and most complicated tops I had ever seen. Good God, isn’t breastfeeding challenging enough? Well “bad” is the last word you will use to...
Get In Mah Belly!

Get In Mah Belly!

Like many dutiful first time mothers, I took pictures of my growing belly (and unfortunately, thighs and butt) every month until I had my daughter. But what exactly are you supposed to do with those photos? And don’t say “screen saver.” Here’s...

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