15 Tips on Having a Successful Pregnancy with Lupus

For those of you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know I’ve shared my experiences of being pregnant while having lupus (here’s just one). Staying healthy during pregnancy while keeping lupus symptoms at bay remains a hot topic that a lot of women with lupus are concerned about. The following article was … Continue reading

One Potato, Two Potato? Contemplating Family Size


As I sit here trying to outlast my sixth-month-old in the game of sleep training, I wonder at the fact that just earlier today I was entertaining the idea of having more children. Seeing an adorable, blissfully happy pregnant woman with her toddler in the kiddie pool will do that to you. But seriously, now … Continue reading

Life in the NICU


I’ve put off writing about my childbirth experience in part because I don’t like thinking about it, and also in part because I feel guilty for feeling traumatized when there are so many other parents out there who’ve experienced real trauma. But if I postpone this topic any longer, I’ll be so far removed from … Continue reading

I Was Warned, But Hot Damn: 5 Surprising Facts about Labor & Life with Baby

baby surprise

Throughout my pregnancy, I read a number of baby-prep books and subscribed to several news feeds devoted exclusively to weekly pre- and postnatal updates. As my due date loomed, these news sources, in addition to friends and family members, warned me of the experiences and changes to come. But their forebodings went largely ignored because, frankly, … Continue reading

‘Good Day’ to You, 2012

baby boy

After nearly a month of no new postings, I’m back! I last wrote about how Christmas would be different this year because of  the impending arrival of my newborn son, and three days after I posted that–voila! A man-child was born unto me. The reason why I haven’t written anything recently should be pretty clear. … Continue reading

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