Welcome to my Weblog!
Welcome to 1 Mother 2 Another! To read my most recent weblog entries, scroll down. To read entries from one category, click the links at right. To read my journey from the beginning, click here. To find out more about me, click here.
Top 5s
Short on time? Click here to go to my Top 5s Page - links to my top five recommendations in every category from Breastfeeding Sites to Urban Living Solutions.


Weekly Mommy Poll
What was your biggest pregnancy "symptom"?
Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register


playing with others

playing with others

The Mother of All Chocolate Blogs: Part 2
Thursday, 07 December 2006

As I explained yesterday, I’ve discovered a gaping hole in the chocolate world – an unexplored area, if you will. Specifically, no one had really delved into the world of chocolate from the point of view of a pregnant or post-partum mommy.

As we all know, we’ve got specific cravings and wants when the hormones are raging. So I made it my mission to find the best of the best from small chocolatiers all across the country. For more details on my criteria and how I narrowed the final list down, see yesterday’s blog. But for now, let’s get to the chocolate.

Write Comment (5 Comments)
The Mother of All Chocolate Blogs: Part I
Wednesday, 06 December 2006

I have to make a couple disclaimers here:

First, if you don’t like chocolate, I’ll see you in a couple days. Best to stop reading now.

Second, this research was done as a service to you, the readers. I didn’t conduct it as an excuse to eat a lot of chocolate.

Ok, that second one may not be entirely true. But moving to the point of this article –

I’m an admitted chocoholic. Worse than that, I’m a snobby one – I love those expensive, dark chocolates with fancy names and ridiculously high cocoa contents. When I was pregnant with Madeleine, I remember being shocked and dismayed that I spent my whole first trimester NOT WANTING CHOCOLATE. Honestly, I thought it’d be the worst part of the pregnancy; how could I be robbed of one of my biggest joys? But no matter how I tried, the thought of chocolate didn’t get me excited.

Write Comment (21 Comments)
Privacy, Please
Tuesday, 05 December 2006

This is going to be one of those blogs Maddie hates when she becomes a teenager. I can almost hear the cries – “Mo-om! Did you have to write about that?” It’s also going to be a TMI blog if you’re not into talking about body functions.

Since you’re a parent, I’m assuming you’re way past that and this is fine.

Write Comment (3 Comments)
Telling People
Monday, 04 December 2006

So we’ve been “out of the closet” with this second pregnancy for about two weeks now, and have run through most of our daily friends and family. From here on out, it’ll be the running-into-the-casual-acquaintance scenario, where you can’t casually bring it up without sounding self-centered so you wait to tell such people until you’re visibly pregnant and not just possibly getting heavier. I know you know what I’m talking about.

I remember telling everyone during the first pregnancy, and how excited we were to spread the news. We told parents and respective best friends right away, then kept our cards close to our vest until we hit that crucial 13-week check-up. You know, the one where you hear and see the heartbeat and everyone breathes a sigh of relief that it’s gone well so far. Man, those first three months were hard to wait through. Several times I was tempted to blurt it out to a friend or client – “I’m pregnant! I’m sorry, what were you saying about your new couch?” But I remembered my several friends who had miscarriages during their first trimesters and couldn’t imagine having to go through that painful explanation over and over again.

So I kept quiet.

Write Comment
Poll Update
Monday, 04 December 2006

Just a head’s up that the weekly poll is going to be, um, monthly I guess. I’m on a tight time schedule with all the holiday baking and shopping and merriment going on, so the pregnancy symptom poll will be staying up until January. Feel free to keep voting, and I’ll let you know how it turns out in a few weeks!

<< Start < Prev 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 Next > End >>

Results 1501 - 1506 of 1868


All material © 2005 1mother2another.com