Pregnancy is Super Weird and Pretty Neat

Apr 7, 2014 by

27 weeks with mime

Here’s me – 27 weeks pregnant with my first and posing on the streets of downtown Hartford with a mime. Now that’s weird.

Let me start out by saying I’m not pregnant. I had what might have been a kidney stone and a subsequent ultrasound last week so I know there’s nothing in there. Trust me, I was sure to ask. And although I’ve been on the fence about a third in the past, I think I’ve pretty much decided two kids is the number of kids I can sanely handle. That being said, I still get all verklempt when I see a pregnant lady walking around. I have to restrain myself from running up to her, hugging her and telling her how it ‘s the most amazing thing she’ll ever do. And also, I want to shake her and ask her what she thinks she’s doing?! Doesn’t she know this is the hardest thing she’ll ever do? Is she spending lots of time with her spouse? She should. She really should. Like. Right. NOW. Seriously, why is she shopping for baby stuff when she could be on a date with her husband with no children? Or sleeping, or reading, or watching something rated PG-13 on TV during the day?

Maybe just one more?

Jan 13, 2014 by

There are a lot of grown up decisions out there that require you to (wo)man up and put your big girl pants on. I think there are a handful that are super big, like deciding to get married, to buy a house and to have children. As sad as it sounds, even buying a house or getting married are decisions you could probably reverse should you change your mind once you’re in it, so maybe having kids is the biggest decision?

Five Things My Pregnant-Self Can’t Live Without

Nov 6, 2013 by

I don’t know if it’s because of my age, or that I have an active toddler, but this pregnancy has been a little tougher on me than my last one.   Here are some items, that have been life-savers to me this time around:

1.  Maternity Leggings – I don’t know what I did without these my last pregnancy! I am living in them pretty much all the time. They are comfortable and oh so versatile. I wear them as tights with boots now that it’s cold out, as pajama pants, and “fancy” pants when paired with a nice (long) sweater and a statement necklace.

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When the Tables are Turned: Employment Law Tips for Mompreneurs and Women-Owned Businesses

Nov 1, 2013 by

Blogs and other media geared toward an audience of pregnant women and first-time moms tend to make the general assumption that working moms are employees.  But what if you’re the boss?  If you run a business and have employees on your payroll, particularly if you are a small business owner or have just made your first hire, you may not have considered how your business and workplace may be impacted when an employee—or you—become a mom.  Here are a few concepts you should keep in mind when it comes to hiring, managing, and (yes, unfortunately) firing:

  • It is generally illegal, not to mention a terrible idea, to make employment decisions based on a person’s sex, marital status, or status as a parent or parent-to-be.

I hate Maternity clothes

Oct 4, 2013 by

Can I vent to you for a minute or two? I cannot stand maternity clothes.

Yes I KNOW clothes today are better than the moo-moo outfits our poor mothers and grandmothers had to wear but seriously a majority of it is still crap. Not only do these clothes make you look like a disgusting cow (ok maybe its in my brain but give me a freaking break I am hormonal & pregnant) but you basically have to buy clothes you may never wear again. Even with my first pregnancy I saved my first load of crappy maternity clothes I had bought but now low and behold: I GET PREGNANT in an opposite season.

I know I could have worn this...

I know I could have worn this…

So here I am again having to go purchase more maternity clothes. You basically can choose from a few stores like Target, and Maternity Motherhood or you have to make a guess online as to what you think would look good on your bulbous belly.

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