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Awesome Online Pregnancy Tools

From online customized pregnancy calendars to due date calculators, today’s mother-to-be has so many online tools to choose from that an OB-GYN hardly seems necessary (just kidding – those appointments are really important). These tools allow future mamas to get a better understanding of everything from conception to pregnancy and delivery. I’ve crawled the web and chosen the top online pregnancy tools for all you blooming pregnant chickens. Whether you want to know the color of your future baby’s eyes or what on earth you’re gonna name […]

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The Best Harry Potter Baby Gear

You’re never too young to be introduced to the wonderful world of Harry Potter! From diaper bags to some seriously magical nursery decor, there’s a trunk load of adorable Harry Potter baby gear out there begging to be summoned. The Best Harry Potter Baby Gear Flying Keys Diaper Bag A subtle nod to your obsession with all things Harry Potter, and with enough pockets, you’ll never lose your actual keys. You can find it at JuJuBe Golden Snitch Lamp Catching the golden snitch has never been so […]

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Being Pregnant in Germany: Anatomy and Pregnancy Terms auf Deutsch

As a pregnant woman living in a first world country, I’ve had many visits to the doctor thus far. Every four weeks, to be exact. I’ve been poked and prodded much like I would be in the U.S. except not only are all these prods, tests, and ultrasounds covered by public health insurance (to which I happily contribute from my paycheck), but much like most interactions in Germany, the pregnancy terms have mostly been auf Deutsch, or in German. This has given me the opportunity to learn some new German vocabulary […]

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7 Most Outrageous Pieces of Advice Pregnant Women Get

The moment you rock a baby bump you suddenly become public property. Complete strangers think they have the right to come up to you in the supermarket and just put their hands on your belly without even saying ‘Hello’. Surely that would be cause for arrest at any other time? It seems personal space no longer applies to moms-to-be. But worse than that is the fact that every single person you meet has a nugget of advice to give you. More often than not it’s false news – […]

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How to Pack an “Oh Shit” Baby Kit for the Car

If you’re looking for a unique baby shower gift, or just prepping your life with a newborn, consider putting together a do-it-yourself Oh Shit Baby Kit for the car. These emergency supply bags can get tossed in the trunk – or left at grandma’s house – for those unforeseen vomit/poosplosion moments that take you by surprise when you’re out of the house with a baby. Supplies for an “Oh Shit!” Baby Kit: Bag: Something inexpensive and easy to toss in the trunk and forget about until the shit […]

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Remedies for After Birth “Exit” Care

721 Shares A few of you have asked me to put a list together of tips on how to care for the good china after giving birth. So thanks to your suggestions, and what I found online, here’s the glorious list on how to get your tender bits back in order. Here are suggestions for after birth care: • Ice wrapped in a washcloth • Use a squirt bottle filled with water to rinse while you pee • Hold a clean pad firmly against the wound and […]

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Packing Checklist

Last updated April 2019 I remember being about 32 weeks pregnant and all the conversation at work switched from, “How ya feeling?” to “Is your hospital bag packed yet?”. You really don’t need much to have a baby. Got your vagina? Packed! However, if you’re having a hospital birth, there are a few things to make your stay a little more pleasant. Here’s the list I came up with to pack in your hospital bag, but feel free to let me know what you took, or are […]

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28 of the Best STEM Toys for Babies

If you’ve been a member of our planet within the past few years, you’ve probably heard the acronym “STEM” and probably pretended to know what it meant while making a secret mental note to Google it later. What does STEM mean? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – 4 educational disciplines that have been receiving a lot of attention due to their prevalence in careers today and in the future. Believe it or not, many of the activities your baby engages in before […]

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts for an Expectant Mom

Last updated April 2019 With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I thought I would put together some great gift ideas for a pregnant woman. If you’re the “gift getter” you can just forward this along with a little “hint hint” in the subject line. If nothing else, it will remind everyone that mother’s day is coming round the mountain. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Gift Ideas for Moms-to-Be Simply send a photo of her pregnant profile and they will email you back a printable .jpeg file. This would be […]

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