Melissa Rank

Rank’s Ramblings – Reflections and Tips from a First Time Mama

June 20, 2012

 Trust your instincts. I know, I know. You are pregnant now and wondering wherethese instincts are going to magically appear from. Don’t fret. Once that’s babyis in your arms you are going to have a mama bear sixth sense like you’ve neverimagined. Do not let any expert convince you they know your baby better thanyou. […]

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Rank’s Ramblings – You know you are a mother to a newborn when…

May 21, 2012

You know you are a mother to a newborn when… You are excited to get four consecutive hours of sleep at one time. You go through an entire box of nursing pads in a day. You drink more water each day than someone hiking the Grand Canyon in the peak heat of summer. You haven’t […]

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Rank’s Ramblings – I Don’t Consider Myself A Hero

March 12, 2012

Recently I was put off by a comment a friend left on Facebook. A girl had inquired of a friend of mine, whose wife had recently given birth, on some tips for a new mom since her child was soon to be on his way. Among a list of about twenty really good suggestions was […]

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Rank’s Ramblings – First Name Day

February 27, 2012

The Hungarian Name Day is one of my favorite celebrations in Hungary. What a novel idea! It’s like a second birthday! Our daughter, Eleanor, had her name day a few days ago. When we had our daughter I specifically wanted a name that was both American and Hungarian. Even though we don’t plan to live […]

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Rank’s Ramblings – Hiccups and Bowel Movements

February 20, 2012

Editor’s Note – As you may have noticed, we love alliteration! A big welcome to Melissa, our newest contributor to the Budapest Mom’s website. We hope you will enjoy her rants and ramblings as much we do… A newborn mother’s top two enemies: hiccups and bowel movements Perhaps not every mother of a newborn would […]

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