Author Archive | Mehgan

Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

Do you know the song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from the movie White Christmas? The lyrics popped into my head last week as I lay on the floor of my daughter’s room next to her crib holding her hand. The poor girl had a nasty case of hand-foot-and-mouth disease and the accompanying fever […]

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I’ll Be Back

I’ll be back, I promise. Pregnancy has caused me to become a person even I don’t recognize. My husband is probably terrified of his wife, who he agreed to have and to hold for better or for worse, is gone forever. Luckily, pregnancy is just temporary and I will return to my normal self once […]

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Cloth Diapers: Not as Gross as You Think

When our family and friends heard we were going to cloth diaper the responses were usually two-fold. One, “Cloth diapering is a nice idea in theory, but we’ll see how long you last.” Two, “That’s totally gross.” We have been cloth diapering for over a year now and I could not be happier. In fact, […]

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The Guilt of Staying at Home

The Guilt of Staying at Home

Truth – Being a stay-at-home mom/parent is not the hardest job. Being a parent is the hardest job. But compared to a full-time job outside the home, my current gig is pretty sweet. I’m feeling some guilt over having the privilege of being able to stay at home for the moment.    Working Woes I […]

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The Colic Curse

As I pushed my sleeping newborn in her stroller around our neighborhood, I heard a baby screaming its head off in a house we passed. I turned to my husband and remarked how grateful I was to not have a baby with colic. I should have bitten my tongue. Because my daughter did have colic, […]

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