I hate being pregnant. It's uncomfortable, it takes over my entire being, it makes me absolutely miserable at times, and the grand finale is potentially the most intense physical pain I'll ever experience. Plus, the struggle with infertility just...
Today marks my return to work following my last maternity leave. I can confidently say now that our family is complete and this is my last maternity leave. These past four months have been a gift - not simply...
I remember the day that pregnancy test first showed a double line. It was an hour of shock followed by several more of elation. But by the time the sun went down, I had shifted {in typical Lauren fashion}...
Disclaimer::  This post is purely satirical and meant to be a lighthearted look at why and how I am giving up dairy while breastfeeding my son. Finding humor in the inevitable curve-balls that life throws at me as a...
  Breastfeeding pain is not normal, and moms who experience it should speak up and work with their doctor to find the cause and a solution.   Most first-time moms can probably relate to the feeling that breastfeeding is equally something you...
Sister, Just to be clear, while you are rocking that bump, I could literally beat you in ANY footrace. Also, I'd likely dominate at anything that involves hiding. Or recalling objects from memory. Or, like, reaching for an object on the...
Hey friend. Remember at the end of the Friends pilot, when Rachel cuts up all her credit cards? Monica gives her a big hug and says “Welcome to the real world! It sucks! You're going to love it.” something about...
I have always loved foreign travel. My first flight, when I was five, was with my mother and brothers, from South Africa to Holland.  Back in the '80s, there were no rules about seatbelt signs, and people lit up...
Dear Exclusively Pumping Mama, I see you over there. Yep…you. The one attached to that medieval torture device breast pump for hours on end every day just trying to provide nourishment for your sweet baby. The one who lives and...
It's 2 AM, and someone's crying. The baby is hungry... maybe? Or is it his diaper, or is it gas? Why won't he stop crying?? Big sister wakes up; she wants to sleep in our bed. Climb on in,...

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4th of July in Houston: Family Friendly Fun, Fireworks and Festivities

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From sea to shining sea, we're all excited to celebrate the country we call home on the Fourth of July. We are ready for...