On Growing Into My Motherhood

At 24, home meant a rundown farm house that was a bit off the grid in the Maryland countryside. My partner and I had been together only a few months and hastily moved there when I discovered I was pregnant. The house belonged to my grandfather, a wealthy lawyer with a taste for liquor which I’d undoubtedly inherited. He was now living in a nursing home, suffering end-stage dementia. Though its carpet smelled like mildew and the spiders were as big as my fist, that house was our saving grace….

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Top Ten Tips to Find the Perfect Daycare

Congratulations! You just had your first baby. You have enjoyed every minute you have spent with your new bundle so far, but you still need to pay the mortgage, so it’s time to head back to work. Maternity leave is never long enough and it feels like it zooms by in record time. Now is the time to find the perfect daycare for your baby. You want to find the perfect match for your family, and with these Top Ten Tips, you will have smooth sailing. Top Ten Tips to…

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Semi-Lucid Thoughts of a Sleep-Deprived Mother

I haven’t slept for more than three straight hours in eight months. I’m being held together through sheer force of will, caffeine, and napping in toilet stalls. Sometimes I forget what I’m doing–while I’m doing it. Why am I in the kitchen and why is the cat in the refrigerator? Did I say cat? I meant toothbrush. Sometimes I mix up words. I have a yoga mat in my office that is only used for corpse pose. I’m mostly doing a decent job of being a person who is, you…

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#RealityMoms Military Mom Salute and New Baby Gift Guide!

Sometimes when you have a baby you have no idea what to get.  No idea who to believe with all the unsolicited advice. No clue where to start to set yourself up for a new baby life. So you hit up Facebook or Google it, right?  #RealityMoms and Real Mom Media have been producing gift guides since 2009 and this year is no different with our New Baby Gift Guide.  Each year we find the best products so you don’t have to and bring you the best of the best….

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No Shame: I Sleep When The Baby Sleeps

Ever since my adolescent years, I have been a huge fan and advocate of sleep. In high school, I would look forward to an afternoon nap and sleeping in on weekends. In college, my love of sleep and napping grew stronger. When my roommate and I would have the expected late nights, we would make sure we caught up on our sleep the next day. We even crafted our own creative “do not disturb” signs for our siestas on the white board that hung from our dorm room door. Post-college…

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