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Most of us that have had children have been there; we've dealt with, and been bombarded with all sorts of information and opinions about being pregnant, having a baby and caring for it.  We asked lots of people for the strangest, funniest and weirdest advice they have ever heard-of course we've added our own too! Here's what made the list.  We're still scratching our head with many of these...

If you've ever been pregnant before, you'll know how eager people are to offer you some advice on being pregnant and what to expect after you have the baby.  Being pregnant isn't always easy and being a woman, having gone through it before, it's almost a given that you can't wait to share what you've learned with other women and couples going through the same thing. Mother-in-laws, sisters, grandmas, cousins, aunts, friends and people you don't even know will offer their opinions of what you should be doing, what to be careful of, and how it will affect your life.  A lot of the information is helpful, but some of it is not.  Yes, it gets a bit awkward when you have complete strangers imparting their unsolicited knowledge on you, and with so much information being thrown at you, it can be intimidating and overwhelming to say the least. Here are...

Let’s be real, some of us Moms just seem to have it all together, and some just make it by with what we’ve got!  For the most part, there are two types of Moms out there, let’s call them Mom A and Mom B.  Take this Quiz and see which Mom you are! What does the inside of your diaper bag look like? [caption id="attachment_16529" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mom A[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16527" align="alignnone" width="225"] Mom B[/caption] 2.  What does your Shopping List look like? [caption id="attachment_16530" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mom A[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16528" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mom B[/caption] 3. How long does it take you and baby to get ready to leave the house? Mom A: “I can get myself showered, dressed and ready, and have baby changed and dressed with diaper bag packed in exactly 43 minutes” Mom B: “I don’t plan to meet anyone anywhere at any specific time. I can usually get us both out of the house within...

Becoming a father for the first time has been one of the greatest journeys of my life so far, it is not over by any means but the emotions, anxieties and blessings that I have received to this point has surpassed my wildest expectations.  I would lend example from one of the great 20th century philosophers, Rocky Balboa, who said at the end of the movie ROCKY II after he had accomplished the seemingly impossible that, “Except for my kid being born, this is the greatest night in the history of my life. I just wanna say one thing to my wife who's home: YO, ADRIAN! I DID IT!”  The popular movie quote puts everything into perspective.  I felt like Rocky when my son was born, as it was the greatest night in the history of my life, I also felt like my wife was Rocky when my kid was...

Everyday, if we're lucky, we wake up to another day.  Most of the time, we are bombarded with images and situations that are not so comforting; it really is no wonder that the world is plagued with so many ailments, physically and emotionally. I recently watched a T.V program where the guest on the show said that it was his belief that the world was in crisis.  You really just have to watch the world news programs to get that impression.  I really don't blame people that see the glass half empty; it is so hard to keep your chin up and think positive all the time. Staying positive in so much negative is the challenge all of us face from time to time.  Adversity comes, but it also goes.  In the hardest times, thinking positive can make things a little easier to cope with.  I'm sure you're thinking-easier said than done,...