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...

Problem Sleep Helpful advice for those who don’t breathe easy overnight. By the end of your pregnancy, getting a good night’s sleep is nothing more than a pipe dream. Between the back pain, leg cramps, baby kicks, and squashed bladder, you’re in and out of bed so much, it feels...

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...