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Anna Gannon

Editorial Lead at Expectful
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Shame on Sharing

I was the third person to know my best friend was pregnant. First was her husband. Second was her yoga teacher in response to, “is anyone pregnant?” [in the class]. Then the following day after eating brunch, she said, “I can’t keep this in, I’m pregnant.” After the initial excitement of the news subsided, I …

July 30, 2018
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Birth Story: Yukie McGregor

Elena May The days leading up to my daughter’s birth were pretty calm. My grandmother from Japan had flown in so we spent the few days before Elena was born catching up with her. Tuesday we even went to TopGolf for a few rounds! I was convinced that I wasn’t anywhere close to being in …

July 30, 2018
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My Natural-to-Me Childbirth

During my pregnancy I read a lot of books on natural childbirth. I watched many videos of women giving birth in tranquil settings – appearing to be in ecstasy – their babies sliding right out of them. For my daughter’s birth I dreamed of a version of this, but I knew I wanted to give …

July 30, 2018
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How 6 Moms Created Memories Their Kids Will Remember For A Lifetime

As a mom, what can you do to create the best possible memories with your child? To figure this out, I asked a small group of friends (& my dad) to share their favorite childhood memory with their moms. I wanted to see if there were any common threads that tied their stories together. Here …

July 30, 2018
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Moms Who Inspire: Heidi Kristoffer

When I think of Heidi Kristoffer only one word comes to mind: Balance. Whether it’s balancing career and home or literally balancing on her hands (she’s known for her killer yoga inversion skills), this mama of two knows how to juggle all the different things that are thrown her way. Heidi is the creator of the …

July 30, 2018
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Struggling With Pregnancy or Parenthood? Watch This.

In the beginning of 2016, my parents and I began a family tradition… a recorded weekly Skype call in which we all ask one another a meaningful question that we all answer. On one such call, my parents riffed on what life might have been like without me. It’s hard to tell by watching the …

July 30, 2018
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Moms Who Inspire: Taryn Longo

You know those moments when you meet someone and there’s something deep inside of you that somehow knows you were meant to connect? That’s exactly what happened when I met the creator of Wild Heart Family, Taryn Longo. Taryn is the mother of two children, Jackson (4) and Rabia (1). She is a birth and postpartum …

July 30, 2018
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Why One Insta-Mom Celebrated Losing Followers

Last month when I started losing Instagram followers I got really excited. Yeah, you aren’t seeing things, I just said I’m excited about people NOT liking me. And here’s why… Recently, I made a decision to not share anything on social media that wasn’t the truth. I decided I was going to be more open …

July 30, 2018