13 CELEBS WHO’D MAKE EPIC COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES

Tis the season for celebrity commencement speeches. Some of the speakers announced for the class of 2013 sound fantastic. I would LOVE to have heard Julie Andrews speak at the University of Colorado or Annie Lennox at Berklee College of…

BABBLING ABOUT BABYHTP

Hello, Babble!  My name is Caitlin Boyle (but I’m known in the blog community as CaitlinHTP, for my blog, Healthy Tipping Point), and I’m very excited to be joining the Being Pregnant blogging team.  I am pregnant with my first baby…

WHEN DOES THE SECOND TRIMESTER BEGIN?

The second trimester, of course, is a great mile marker in pregnancy, as your risk of miscarriage drops significantly.  I’ve been anticipating this week for… well, weeks.  I feel calmer, happier, and generally more settled in my pregnancy.…

10 STRATEGIES FOR WORKING MOMS

Yesterday, I attended the Massachusetts Conference for Women and listened toSamantha Ettus (personal branding expert, bestselling author, media personality, and mother of three young children) give a presentation on balancing work and…

WHAT IF I DON’T FEEL INSTANT ATTACHMENT?

Yesterday, I posted my 14 Week Update on my personal blog.  Each week, I discuss a pregnancy topic that’s been on my mind (versus just listing my symptoms; after all, they are always the same… I am tired, cranky, sore, and my boobs are…

GIVING UP THE JAVA WHILE PREGNANT

This summer, I wrote that I was giving up the java.  Although I didn’t want to publically admit it at the time, one of the major motivating factors was that we were gearing up to try to get pregnant.  I was a serious coffee drinker,…

RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA: ARE YOU DRINKING IT?

So… I have patience problems. And that means that I’m on pins and needles as I wait for my baby to arrive. I’m dealing with my complete lack of patience by doing pretty much everything in my power to naturally induce labor as soon as…

FAMILY GAME NIGHT TIPS

When I was young, my family regularly hosted Monopoly competitions (we had such crazy ‘house rules’). Of course, when I left home for college, our Family Game Nights came to halt.  But I’ve restarted the tradition with my friends and…

HOW TO START A BOOK CLUB

I love to read, and my book club brings me joy. But not all book clubs work. Are you stuck in a book club with no traction? Would you like to start your own book club? You don’t have to be a great reader or have a Master’s degree in English…
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