Life & Relationships: The First Years

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Relationship and Pregnancies

Hello Mommas and some Daddies, I have an issue I have been struggling with. I am planning on taking the plunge into the dating world after a 7 years(roughly) hiatus. My issue isn't with dating its what could possibly come after. I'm not exactly opposed to being pregnant again but I'm not busting down doors to get there either. My issue is with the idea of getting pregnant. I have a son who I was single when I found out I was pregnant with and well lets just say it wasn't an enjoyable experience for me (on top of being alone and pregnant...


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Pregnant Without Insurance

I just found out I am pregnant, well I think. I took a Dollar Store pregnancy test and the line showed up faint, but it was there so I think it means positive. I am going to go get another, better pregnancy test later. Anyway, my husband and I decided in February to stop taking birth control to try to have another baby. Well he left his job in May, and started a new one last week, but the new one doesn't have insurance. I know, how stupid of us to not use birth control or make sure we have insurance. Honestly, we don't have sex that often,...

Maternity Leave

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How to Make a Two Month Old Drink from a Bottle

Hi, My maternity leave ends in two weeks and up till now my daughter has mainly been breastfed. Right after she was born she had taken a bottle a couple of times. But now she refuses the bottle and either cries or does not seem to know what to do with it. (We are using the Avent newborn bottles). Does anyone have any suggestions how I can make her drink the breast milk from a bottle. I work part time so it's only on alternate days. Also, is there some nipple which is supposed to be close enough to the mother's that the baby might not...


Preparing Dad

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Best Pregnancy and Baby Book

Hi moms, What are the books you thought were helpful to prepare you for/during your pregnancy, and when you had your baby? Many thanks!


Sharing the News

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Expecting Our First Baby, Need ALL Sorts of Help!

My husband and I are expecting our first baby at the end of January. I just feel at lost for what to expect about anything and everything. We are so exciting about our baby, especially after trying for a while to get pregnant. I know there are so many moms out there with great pieces of advice, especially based off their own experience. Any advice or tips or suggestions for a first time mom to be would be greatly appreciated. Advice on how to prepare, what to expect, supplies or things I will for sure need vs things that are truly a...

Working while Pregnant

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"It's the Mommy's Job"

So I have heard this countless times from my husband. Some days are just not so good with him. On his days off he feels that he should get time to do whatever he wants to do instead of helping care for our 6 month old. It's crazy because he LOVES our son sooo...much, but he has selfish tendencies that come out sometimes when I ask him to alter his schedule to suit our son's naptime. He is a surfer so I have asked him to surf while our son naps and that way when our son wakes up my husband will be home either before or shortly after our son...