How to Find a Moms Group

Today my latest Mom of  a Million Mistakes weekly column is up over on Wheaton Patch, and this week I'm remembering how disgustingly awkward I was at meeting fellow moms as a first-timer back in 2003 when my oldest was born: Find a Moms Group, Find Your Tribe I've also listed some fabulous moms' groups and parenting groups that do a wonderful job at helping parents connect, including Mocha Moms, MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support), Montgomery County Parents of Multiples and My Asian Kid, Read more...

Pregnancy Beauty Services & Products I Love

Alternate title: How I'm Able to Handle Looking Like a Female Walrus (again)...minus the chin hair.I'm SO STOKED that so many of you other mamas reading are expecting too! Thanks for emailing me with your requests for shopping and beauty recs for your own bellies and bods.As someone who shops and adores products and magazines and reading online reviews more than should be legal, I'm going to have to break down my recommendations into several posts by topic.First up are my fav Read more...

A Pregnant Parent in Silver Spring

Yes, I'm knocked up.With child.Up the duff.In the family way.Cooking a bun.Expecting.Expanding.Glowing.Barfing.Scarfing.And due in early May.An alternative title for this post could be "I Come Out as Pregnant With a Little Help from My Friends."T-shirt by Kristen of BabyBrewing, the coolest and comfiest maternity tees ever (and cute onesies, dad tees and Mommy Needs apparel, too).Photo by Jean of Stimeyland and AutMont.Support from my fellow Read more...