Emergency C-Section: I Wish I Had Been More Prepared
If I had taken into consideration the possibility of other delivery methods, such as a C-section, I’m sure I would’ve been more prepared.
Parental Burnout :: The Next Health Crisis?
Are you a parent who’s been feeling unusually overwhelmed, super emotional, easily irritated, extremely exhausted, and detached not only from others (your children and family), but from yourself as well? Has parenting become more...
Voila . . . Delivered!
While my doctor was trying to suit up and the nurses were trying to get the bed into delivery position, with no help from me, Desmond literally jumped into the world and had to be caught by one of the quick thinking interns.
The Dreaded WWE . . . And I’m Not Talking Wrestling!
The yearly pap smear, now more affectionately known as the WWE or the Well Woman Exam, dare I say has never been the highlight on any woman's calendar. We all know and acknowledge the fact that it's something that needs to and should be done at some point in time, but the tricky part is: When? With whom? And just how often is it really necessary?
Dispelling Four “Only Child” Myths
I just realized that even though I'm an adult I still tell people that "I'm an only child," when asked whether or not I have siblings. Besides, the term "only adult" just doesn't sound right, so for the remainder of this post, I'll simply refer to us as "onlys." The following four words are ones that I've heard the majority of my life as pre-judgement of my character, simply because there were no other children being raised in my household. Spoiled Lonely Anti-social Selfish
Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself: Hi, I’m Laurie
Today I was asked a question that used to be so easy for me -- a question that I realize I've forgotten how to answer. Today I learned something about myself I didn't know....
I had pain that nobody could see. Pain that nobody knew was there. When it first happened, I cried on a daily basis. I silently wailed in the shower. Gut-wrenching pain that I had never felt...
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