Author: Nicole Caccavo Kear

Nicole Caccavo Kear lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two children, ages 5 and 3. Follow her adventures in motherhood at www.amomamok.com.

When I was in my third trimester, the burning question on my mind was, “How will I know when I’m in labor? What will it feel like?” Now I know every labor, like every baby, is unique. But here’s the insider’s perspective on what childbirth felt like for four real...

One night, when I was about 20 weeks pregnant, my husband came home to find me in tears, selling off our clothes on eBay and looking for a second job. “We can’t afford this baby!” I cried. According to the various sources I’d consulted, caring for a baby required thousands...