Dear Mastitis: Don’t.

Mast-effing-itis. When you’re pregnant for the first time, no one tells you about it. Perhaps on purpose. It could be because women who have had it before are so haunted by the experience that even uttering the word “mastitis” brings on dark and disturbing flashbacks. Because even the thought of it elicits feelings of fear, […]

Best Apps For New & Expectant Moms

I didn’t have an iPhone for my first two pregnancies, and to be honest, I don’t know how I survived without one. How did I get by without the ability to take, post and share bump watch pictures of my gradually-growing belly? How did I get through my previous pregnancies without the advice and support of my […]

3 Reasons To Take Maternity Photos

When I was pregnant with my first child, going for a maternity photo shoot seemed like a no-brainer. We wanted to capture the special milestone in our lives – to document our journey towards parenthood. But with our second child, taking maternity photos seemed a little…redundant. Why would I bother doing it again when I looked […]

Mixed Babies: What Will Baby #3 Look Like?

Between my husband and I, we cover 6 nationalities – Trinidadian and English (him), and Macedonian, Irish, African, and German (me). With so many ethnicities under our skin, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what our babies will look like. When I was pregnant with my first, I assumed that our darker genes would […]

Pregnancy: Is It A Boy Or A Girl?

Are you trying to get pregnant, currently pregnant, or thinking about having another baby, and secretly wishing for a certain gender? When newly pregnant, we all say the same thing: “I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, I just want my baby to be healthy.” And while this is mostly true, for […]

Should I Have My Tubes Removed?

Last year, Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after discovering that she carried a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, greatly increasing her chances of breast and ovarian cancer. A bold move to some, but her decision to have the preventative surgery made sense after having lost her mother to ovarian cancer in 2007, and discovering […]

Getting Through Pregnancy After Miscarriage

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was mesmerized by the beauty and transformation of my growing belly. I followed my baby’s development each week through websites, images and email updates. I read books, asked for advice from friends, decorated the baby’s room well in advance, and came up with a name for […]

The Reveal

It’s been a roller coaster of a year in our little hive. But today…today was a special day for all of us. We were going to try to save this gift for Christmas morning, but I’m not a patient person. I had waited long enough and needed to let the secret out. Tonight, I let my kids […]