Motherhood

  • At 5 Weeks – Ghost Cramps and Odds of Miscarriage in Early First Trimester

    Today I am at officially 5 weeks. The baby is about 4-5 millimeters which is about .16 of an inch, or about the size of a sesame seed (though I also like the comparison of a donut sprinkle.) It will…

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  • Well…. Guess What – Pregnancy or Perimenopause?

    Here we are, 8 months after my last post on this subject. I’ve pretty much stuck to my plan of low effort and just making healthy changes in my lifestyle that needed to happen anyway. I’ve been in the midst…

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  • Babies Over 40 – Naturally

    We see a lot of celebrities over 40 having children. While some profess a “natural” conception,  these folks also have gobs of money to throw at fertility treatments and who knows how the baby was actually conceived. However, I personally…

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  • Conception Strategy Worksheet for Women Over 40

    This sheet is a companion to the article here and is designed to help you make a strategy as to how you want to approach your desire to conceive. I’ve created multiple versions of the sheet. If you want to put…

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  • Pregnant Over 40 – Making a Strategy

    It’s important to address the issues that may be challenges for you outside of your age. Here are some examples of things you should ask yourself that could potentially help or hurt your goals of becoming pregnant. I also have…

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  • Babies Over 40 – What are the Odds of Conceiving and Birth Defects?

      As I’m sure you have guessed, the knowledge that I am “past prime birthing age” bothers me. Not only does it make me feel old, it makes me feel insecure. A dozen “what ifs” come to mind. I’m sure you…

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  • Babies Over 40 – An Introduction

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably over 40. So am I. I also have a much younger soon-to-be-husband – an accidental cougar, if you will. I never really dated younger men, but he was and is my best friend, which grew…

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  • Monster Spray Recipe

    For the full write up of ideas, please visit: Childhood Fears & Monsters Under the Bed Some people recommend using colored water, but unfortunately dye can stain which isn’t ideal for fabrics. When making the spray, it’s a good idea…

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  • Childhood Fears & Monsters Under the Bed

    by Christari Farnum Nearly everyone has a fear of the dark at some point in their life. According to the Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, over 90% of children will develop a related fear at some point in…

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