How my miscarriage and pro-life ads made me even MORE pro-choice

I feel as vulnerable writing this as I did sitting in a hospital gown at four in the morning discussing the contents (or lack thereof) of my uterus with an ER doc. But that served its purpose, as I hope this will, too. I know there are people whom I know and care about who disagree with me fundamentally on this topic. I am only sharing my journey — may we each have our own. My sympathies if yours is similar…

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“It must be twins!” Having a positive plus size pregnancy

I’ve heard of horrible things my non-plus size girlfriends have gone through while pregnant. And while I’m aware that every pregnant lady gets unwanted comments thrown their way, it seems like those directed at plus-size pregnant ladies is wildly different. Some of the comments can even make you feel like, well, like you’ve done something wrong, or that your body is wrong.

But I did have some amazing people around me while I was pregnant. And in case you don’t, I want you to hear what I heard…

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Are there ways you can strengthen a relationship, pre-baby?

We've talked about ways you can get your body ready for pregnancy… And we've talked about ways you can get yourself ready for a baby… But we haven't yet talked about how you can get your relationship ready for a baby!

What are some of the ways you went about getting your relationship ready for a baby?

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How can I get a packrat to stop giving me stuff?

My mother saves everything. I have spent the last decade trying to fight my own packrat tendencies. But I'm pregnant with the first grandchild, and now am receiving lots of stuff from her. Is there any graceful way to communicate that I don't want to take on curation of a family museum? Or do I have to store it for another 30 years, until she won't notice that I threw it out/donated it?