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When I first heard that my friend and fellow author Jennifer Margulis was writing a book called The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line, I knew one thing for sure: this book is going to make MORE »
“Do you want me to tie your tubes while I’m in there?” That was what my obstetrician asked me at my last appointment after we’d discussed my c-section. Mike and I looked at each other, totally unsure, and I’m pretty sure both of us stammered, “uhhhhhhh,” until my O.B. suggested we discuss it and let MORE »
Last month I turned forty-three. My oldest daughter, who is 19, asked what I wanted for my birthday. I told her I could really use more thong underwear. You know those really stretchy ones made by Hanky Panky? They’re super comfortable and don’t show through your clothes. Anyway, the only downside is they cost like MORE »
This week, I came across a story about Lisa Epsteen. Lisa is a mother of 4 and was pregnant with her 5th child. Like most moms nowadays, she had done her research and knew she wanted a VBAC, so she selected a doctor who was not only highly regarded, but also known for being a MORE »
I guess by some standards, I started early. Three kids by the time I reached 28 and I was done having babies (What? We live in Ohio, it’s boring in the winter). So much so, that we sealed the deal with the champagne bottle to the boat of contraception, a shiny new vasectomy. But, while MORE »
I am currently pregnant with our family’s final baby, a little boy that we are expecting at the end of May. Naming our two older daughters came easily to us, but settling on a name for our son has been…trying. My husband and I have very different opinions on names, and some days I fear MORE »
What’s the most valuable food on earth? Most people would probably say caviar, lobster, truffles, or kobe beef, but they’d be wrong. The most valuable food in the world is anything that’s earned the glorious label of “leftover.” I’ve never craved lobster or any of those other delicacies anywhere near as much as I’ve craved MORE »
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