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Pregnancy and Body Image

One of my closest friends, a yoga teacher, recently said to me: “the cruelest part of pregnancy is how you see yourself.” At first blush, this sounds pretty harsh, doesn’t it? Of course she told me this after I had once again been on a rant because I found myself comparing my pregnant self to [...]

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An Unexpected Sibling

Several months after Missus Scooter and I met and began a serious relationship in 2007, we found ourselves talking about children. One of the reasons why we 'work' is we have always more or less been on the same page. Back in those early days, we both felt that kids were inevitable but we were [...]

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TTC Story: Our Final Installment

I last left off in our TTC story staring at an email from a woman who possibly had vials of the same donor that we used to conceive our daughter, Ohana. She also happened to be the mother to a half sister of my daughter. Big stuff. I had been searching for more vials after using [...]

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Pass the TTC Baton!

I last left off our TTC story facing the reality that I was going to start trying to conceive and Missus Scooter was going to stop. When this happened, it felt very sudden. Of course I had thought about it over the course of the year she was TTC, but I never fully embraced the idea [...]

My Toddler!

Glad to be back! What we've been up to lately: TTC

It’s been a while since I’ve written for Hellobee, and I have missed it so! I started blogging when my daughter, Ohana, was about seven months old. I had gone back to work and was feeling like I could do it all! Several months later, I was feeling overwhelmed and decided to drop some extracurricular [...]

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Eleven Month Update

Turning eleven months old means she's only a month away from turning one. We have been talking about her first birthday party, but I've been neglecting it because I think in some ways I am in a little bit of denial. We've opted for a larger gathering, though, so I'm going to need to get [...]

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What's in a Name?

When Missus Scooter and I got married in 2010, neither one of us changed our last name. There was no purpose behind it, no philosophical position we were trying to preserve. We got married in our 30's and didn't feel a strong desire to identify as married people by changing our last names. When we [...]

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