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Suspenders and mid-belly maternity pants: a perfect pairing

Can we take a minute to talk about maternity clothes? I’ve got a beef with the brilliant person who designed mid-belly maternity pants. I mean, who, in their right mind, would decide to create maternity pants that have a tiny (in comparison to my growing maternal belly) elastic band, cover it in fabric and have it rest mid-belly on a pregnant woman? In theory it may seem like a great idea; you have this stretchy fabric that will allow the pregnant woman to wear the same pants through her pregnancy. Notice I said, “in theory?”

I don’t know; maybe some of you reading this will write back and say, “Bert! You crazy, hormonal woman! These are the greatest designed pants for maternity wear to come on the scene!” And you may be correct. One thing is certain, I am hormonal which tends to lead to some crazy thinking. Allow me … Read More

How to be the BEST Mom…without losing yourself

HowToMom.thirstiesThe minute I became a mother something inside of me changed. I went from being a 26 year old woman focused primarily on myself to caring deeply for this little human being. I became selfless overnight. I no longer cared about what I ate (other than staying away from certain foods to prevent any tummy issues for my newborn breastfeeding son), what I wore, whether or not I really slept or if I left the house or not. As you can imagine this kind of self sacrifice probably wasn’t in anyone’s best interest, despite my thinking that I was the ultimate mother to my son. It was easy to isolate myself from others and spend hours sitting on the couch nursing my baby and watching reruns of the CBS show CSI. My son was born during the Minnesota winter and we didn’t see the bare ground until early April … Read More

Dear First Time Mom….

My sister became a first time mom on Friday morning. Suddenly I’ve found myself back in time four and a half years ago to that first first day at home. thirstiesnight that I brought Brennan, my first born, home from the hospital…

Dear First Time Mom,

Welcome to the ‘hood, the motherhood that is! You aren’t crazy that you joined us in this life changing event; although I realize that you may feel like you were insane to decide to join the ranks of mothers who’ve gone before you. Here are the things that we’ve all experienced, those things that may have already happened to you or are yet to come and how yes, you are normal:

That first poop that you have to take….it can be terrifying, especially if you have stitches down there. Don’t worry, you probably won’t rip everything out and the more you relax the easier it’ll be. Trust me, Read More