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Articles by Manic Mama

Manic Mama, is an urban mom balancing her career and her extremely hectic life as a new mother. She brings her honest, and hysterically funny, perspectives as a parent to Bright Babyhood. Her articles about the trials and tribulations of parenthood can be found at www.BrightBabyhood.com

10 Things You Won’t Hear About Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is meant to be a joyous and magical time. It is time when every woman is meant to feel elated, blissful and beautiful. But let’s get real – between the bouts of morning sickness, ankles swelling, weight gain, and mood swings, pregnancy is not all that it is advertised …

The Fear of Tears – Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

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The Fear of Tears – Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

 
Imagine being forced out of a warm bed, where all your needs were taken care of, into a world where you are being poked and prodded by gigantic creatures who do not understand anything you are trying to say no matter how hard you try. That would make me cry. …

Breaking News – When Should I Tell People I Am Pregnant?

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Breaking News – When Should I Tell People I Am Pregnant?

The pregnancy test comes out positive- wow! I am going to be a parent. Now what? How am I going to get through this? Who should I tell and when?
Your significant other is probably hovering around, waiting  for the result of the pregnancy test. If not, he should probably be the …

Adventures in Breastfeeding

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Adventures in Breastfeeding

 
Before my son was born, breastfeeding always seemed like an alien activity that would come naturally to me. I realize the paradox now.
I always felt that, in essence, breastfeeding was the ejection of a bodily fluid. So how hard could it really be? Plus it was all part of nature’s health care plan …

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