NURSERY ROUND-UP #1
MARCH 12, 2016

Welcome to the beginning of another (hopefully) re-occurring series of posts featuring my favourite nurseries from around the internet. And by internet, I mean Pinterest. Like, exclusively found on Pinterest. “The internet” was a misleading description.

Anywho, my favourite nurseries tend to be gender-neutral,  and have a simple and clean feel to them. A lot of the time that vibe is also bohemian and indie, but not always.

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ZIKA VIRUS CAUSING PANIC FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

It seems as though it was just yesterday when the first cases of Zika were reported in a country far-enough away as to not cause any real concern for Americans. But the spread of the disease inched its way across the map, and finally made it here. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of February 26, 2016:

“There have been 107 cases of Zika virus among U.S.

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MUST READ MONDAY:
BELLY LAUGHS
BY JENNY MCCARTHY

Here we are! My second Must Read Monday post! I don’t know if two posts counts as “a roll,” but I feel like I am on a book-reviewing roll!! At the very least I am on a book-reading roll.

If you missed the first post in my Must Read Monday series, you can find that right here: Must Read Monday: The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant.

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OMG – I’VE JUST HAD A MOMENT
THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU REALIZE:
YOU ALWAYS PLAY IT SAFE

I am currently enrolled in Elite Blog Academy. From their own website, Elite Blog Academy (EBA, for short) is, “a 12-unit training program that offers a methodical, step-by-step framework to bloggers and communicators who want to turn their blog into a sustainable business.” The course is self-paced, “and consists of easy-to-follow videos, unit outlines,

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PRENATAL DOCTOR APPOINTMENT #1 OF…A LOT.

On Wednesday, I had the weirdest thing happen to me. I was on my way home from work (which is about a one hour drive, depending on traffic) when I started to feel really gassy and bloated. At first – that was not at all remarkable. I’m lactose-intolerant, but still insist on eating dairy, so gassy for me is about par for the course.

But this time,

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“WHEN ARE YOU HAVING KIDS??”
AND OTHER QUESTIONS WE SHOULDN’T ASK

Are you engaged? Are you married? Are you pregnant? Do you have just one child? If you answered yes to any of those, then you know what I’m talking about: the relentless questions that your friends, family and co-workers ask you as soon as one of these things happens to you.

The minute my friends and family found out that my now-husband had proposed they all had the same question,

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MUST READ MONDAY:
THE IMPATIENT WOMAN’S GUIDE TO GETTING PREGNANT
BY JEAN M. TWENGE, PH.D.

This post marks the first post in what shall hopefully become a regular series! Huzzah! A book review series! There are soooooo maaaaaany books out there relating to fertility, trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Thousands. Millions? I’m not sure, but definitely hundreds of thousands. My goal with these posts is to help steer you away from the bad books and towards the good books.

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IS YOUR COMPANY USING BIG DATA TO TRACK PREGNANCIES
OR YOUR POTENTIAL TO BECOME PREGNANT?!

How would you feel if you found out that your company had hired a third party company to mine data about your prescriptions, shopping habits, voting records and search queries to predict which medical conditions you might develop? I know how I would feel – pissed right off. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal on February 17,

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IMPORTANT VACCINES FOR NEW
PARENTS PT. 2
AND WHEN TO GET THEM

When my husband and I decided it might be time to start our family a few months ago, I knew that we should schedule appointments with our doctors to get clean bills of health before we did anything else. When my nephew was born, my sister made sure that our whole family received the Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) before we were allowed near the baby.

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IMPORTANT VACCINES FOR NEW
PARENTS PT. 1
AND WHEN TO GET THEM

When my husband and I decided it might be time to start our family a few months ago, I knew that we should schedule appointments with our doctors to get clean bills of health before we did anything else. When my nephew was born, my sister made sure that our whole family received the Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) before we were allowed anywhere near the baby.

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