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Pregnancy

Not Starting Over; Starting Anew

Guest blogger Janalee Card Chmel is co-owner of MA! motherhood with attitude and is a Denver-based freelance writer. She was shocked at the age of 40 to find out she was pregnant. Follow her journey each month. Since finding out on May 27 that Dave and I were apparently meant to have THREE children and […]

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Metamorphosis

  • 23 Jul, 2009
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Guest blogger Janalee Card Chmel is co-owner of MA! motherhood with attitude and is a Denver-based freelance writer. She was shocked at the age of 40 to find out she was pregnant. Follow her journey each month. So, as I have documented well, this baby was a surprise. Now, as the weeks pass, I recognize […]

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Mom & Cartoonist

  • 09 Jul, 2009
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An Interview with Terri Libenson: Mom, Cartoonist, and the Creator of The Pajama Diaries What’s your favorite section of the paper? It’s okay to admit it. You can pretend to like another section if you want, but I’m not afraid to admit the truth. My favorite section is the funny pages. You know what I’m […]

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Embracing the Unexpected--Pregnancy, That Is

  • 25 Jun, 2009
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Guest blogger Janalee Chmel is co-owner of “MA! motherhood with attitude” (Mile High Mamas’ pick for the most hilarious mom-oriented cards on the market) and is a Denver-based freelance writer. My heart is pounding as I write this because it feels sort of like “coming out.” Where to begin??? Welp, how about on January 28, […]

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Madame Wombella predicts pain in my future

Editor’s note: Shortly after Gretchen submitted this post, she went into emergency labor. Baby Archer is very sick and is now in the NICU. You may follow Gretchen’s updates on her blog LifeNut. Prayers go out to him and their family. There is no escape. Babies who are inside must come out eventually. Thousands of […]

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Nesting explained in 10 easy steps

1. Get pregnant and grow for 8.5 months until your tummy can sufficiently support a bowl of chili con carne with cheese and onions. 2. Eat it while semi-reclined. 3. Notice something in a corner of the ceiling. A spiderweb? Dust? Whatever it is, your appetite is suddenly gone. 4. Take the bowl into the […]

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Keep your mitts off my baby name, HBO

My husband and I never share what we are naming our babies until after they are born. Our theory is that nobody will criticize a baby’s name while they are holding the baby or hypnotized by the charm of a photo. Plenty of people have no qualms trashing a particular name while the baby is […]

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Pat the Tummy

It is enthralling, isn’t it? I remember as a young woman shyly asking a cousin if I could touch her very pregnant belly. I was curious what it felt like. A waterbed? A balloon? A bowl full of jelly? A wildcat in a pillow case? I was surprised her belly felt firm, never giving much […]

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