This is my child's brain on Paw Patrol.  Actually, I think he was watching a nature video, but that doesn't make for as good of an opening line now does it?  Ok. Let me back up and give you some context....
Tell yourself something will be difficult and chances are it will be difficult. Tell yourself you can do something and it's pretty likely you'll find a way to do that thing. When moms-to-be imagine birth, they generally anticipate pain, which comes...
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41 and Pregnant

MTV needs to send some producers over here. I've got an idea to pitch. "16 and Pregnant" was good at first. I'll even admit that I'll still buy a tabloid if it has a story about anyone from the first...
True Life: I used to be fat.   And then I was thin. And now I’m fat again.   I’ve spent the majority of my life obsessing over my weight.  During the times I’ve been overweight, I’m obsessing about food…and during the...
"Hi, I'm Chelsea and I birthed two of my three children at home."  This isn't actually how I introduce myself to people, but it usually eventually comes up in my mom circles or when talking with couples thinking about...
I do not understand why we tell newly-pregnant women not to tell anyone they're pregnant until after the first trimester. The reason most often given is because the risk of miscarriage is so high. Is it just me or...
The baby was about to wake from a nap. I had just finished folding the third load of laundry of the day. There were too many clothes to fit in the hamper so I headed upstairs with my arms...
It's hard to believe three weeks have passed since we hosted our first annual Bloom. As the PMB team has reflected on the event, we keep thinking about what we heard over and over again as guests filed out...
Preparing for a new baby can be exciting, overwhelming, and stressful. There's also the fear of the unknown. Will I know what to do? Will I be a good mom? I thought for sure the second time around would...
I’d been married for three years and answered the “when are you going to have a baby?” question more than I’d like to recount. My OBGYN recommended going to an infertility specialist for testing. Admittedly, I was both excited...

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Extra Innings: Fenway Park with Kids

The First Inning (when it all began) I vividly remember the first time I went to Fenway Park. I was ten and it was overwhelming...