How Princesses Helped Me Connect with My Special Needs Daughter

This is a guest post in a series of posts from Special Needs parents by Kathy Radigan. I’m a girly girl that was born to a mother and a family that never really appreciated nor indulged my passion for all things pink, sparkly, and shiny. Both my parents had the crazy idea that my sisters and I should grow up feeling that we were more than just pretty objects to be taken care of and admired. We were raised to […]

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Boy Mom | #LifewithBoys | Why I’m Glad to Have Only Boys

Welcome our new contributor, Tiffany from #LifewithBoys! Here’s her first post. From the moment the ultrasound of my youngest son showed a penis, people have been asking me when I was going to try again for a daughter. As if they expected me to immediately evict baby boy number two from my uterus so that I could replace him with someone who had a vagina. Each time I get asked that question, I politely smile and reply that we only wanted two kids and are […]

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Straight from the Doc | Doctor Advice Sex After Baby

There’s a doctor in the house! Welcome our new contributor, Dr. Jennifer Frank, in her first post for MomCave. Doctor advice sex after baby. I’ve been on both sides. Delivering babies and having my own delivered. Nothing can prepare you for the first time you meet the person you’ve gestated for nine long months. It is love at first sight – made possible in part by large amounts of oxytocin, the love hormone, surging through your veins. It’s nature’s equivalent of […]

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New UK Mum Comedy | “The Littlest Boho”

Guest post from across the pond… Sometime around the time my belly started sticking out with my first child, my name started to change to “Mummy.”  At first, it was just the health professionals checking on the pregnancy.  And then, once the baby was born, I became “Mumm”y to more people – the health visitors, doctors, people in the street, even my own mother called me Mummy:  ‘Would mummy like a cup of tea?’ or ‘And how’s Mummy?’ Being a […]

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What I Thought I would Say vs What I Really Wanted To Say (and what I actually said)

If you are like me, then you probably had an idea of what kind of mom you would be before you actually had children. I imagined myself as the calm and collective type who would always know the right thing to say and never lose her sh*t no matter how messy things got. Boy, was I wrong! Five years down the line, being a mom of three drama queens has taught me that NOTHING is like I expected. What I […]

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What To Expect When Expecting vs REALITY

I don’t know about you, but when I was expecting my first child I had a very clear picture of what it would be like. From the pregnancy to the birth, breastfeeding and bouncing back, I was sure II have it all covered. Five years down the line and three kids later, I can now say: HA! Joke was totally on me because the reality was nothing like what I had expected. The Pregnancy: Everyone always talks about ‘the glow’ of […]

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6 Reasons Why I love C-Sections

When I tell people how much I love cesarean births I usually get looks ranging from shocked to confused. Sometimes I think people believe I say it for “shock value”. But, I’m not. I love c-sections. I think they’re the greatest thing since boxed wine and here’s why: It’s A Planned Birth For my second child I didn’t want to walk around those last days of my pregnancy (which move at the speed of a sloth) wondering if that day would […]

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Becoming My Mother. It’s Official.

Becoming my mother? I remember thinking, “There is no way in hell that I will turn into my Mother.” At 21, I was young, smart, and fancy-free. Now, at 35 years old, it is official….I am not just becoming my mother. I have completely turned into my mother. I wear a bathrobe. I rarely put on pants. I carry my dog around like a child. I have several snotty tissues in my pockets at all times, and I steal silverware […]

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Annoying Things Single People Say To Parents

I don’t know about you, but I find some of the things my single friends say to me very…. annoying! It’s kind of impressive that I still have single friends to start with, I mean – since becoming a mom I’ve hardly been the ‘party animal’ I used to be. (Don’t laugh! I used to be wild back in the day, I swear.) But that does not mean I don’t enjoy hanging out with my friends who are still living […]

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This Father’s Day Give Your Man The Gift Of You | Mom Boudoir Photo Shoot

Father’s day in my home has always been about golfing or fishing. 10 years ago my husband made me a Mom and I made him a Dad. On my first Mother’s day, my husband bought me a piece of jewelry that I ended up having to return because money was so tight. He wanted so badly to give me a gift, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. Over the years, these holidays revolved around our own parents and their celebrations, […]

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