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What IVF Feels Like, According to Women Who Have Been Through It

After two years of trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, Erin W.’s  doctor recommended that she try In Vitro Fertilization — a process commonly known as IVF, in which eggs are removed from your ovaries and mixed with sperm in a lab. … Continue reading

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8 Truths About Why I Seem to Love My Second Child More Than My First

As a kid, I remember asking my mother, “Who do you love more?” Her answer was always the same. “I love you and your sister both equally,” she would say, and give me a big squeeze. Now that I’m a … Continue reading

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So Infuriating: Michigan Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Lesbian Couple’s Baby

A 6-day-old baby girl in Michigan was refused treatment by a pediatrician because her parents are lesbians. There are so many things wrong with that statement, it makes my brain hurt. When I first read this story, I couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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Born in the bath, in Bath

When I woke up Sunday at 4 a.m. with strong contractions — a week before my due date — I thought it was a false alarm. “No, I really think you’re in labor,” my husband said, watching me wince and … Continue reading

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Making Friends For My Daughter … With or Without Her Help

We’re one month in, and Trixie seems to be adjusting very well to life in England. She’s happy with nursery school, our house, and the new words she’s learning for the things in her life (like mum!). She’s even started … Continue reading

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From Brooklyn Pre-School to UK Nursery

From the moment we got to Trixie’s new nursery school, I knew things were going to be different. Not just because the space itself is a gorgeous three-story Georgian home opposite a sprawling playing field, whereas her Brooklyn preschool was … Continue reading

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Brooklyn to England: Perks and Perils of Living in a Country Cottage

“Mama!” Trixie screams from her new bedroom. “There are loads of rolly pollies in my room. Loads of ’em!” First I laugh at her phrasing. “Loads.” Not something she used to say, but a word that has nestled into her … Continue reading

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How I Got Out Of Another Boring Saturday

For me, every day moments usually include peddling snacks like a human vending machine; schlepping picture books in case boredom ever strikes; and crouching in public toilets to wipe a three-year-old’s butt. This past weekend, however, thanks to an American … Continue reading

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Preschool Procrastination

It started almost a year ago. I was on a playdate, and one mom-friend said, “So, where are you sending Trixie to preschool?” At the time my daughter wasn’t even two. I thought, “Um…huh? Preschool is for three-year-olds, right? Am … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos!

Made some delicious fish tacos with friends the other night. Thanks to Joanna Goddard for this recipe!  The panco crust was inspired, and so much better than deep frying! Of course I made my own guac, because I’m a New … Continue reading

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