10 Things Not to Say to a New Mom


When's the Baby Due?

Oh, gosh, what a bomb. The baby is at home with Grandma, and you're enjoying the luxury of a well-deserved afternoon out. You're thinking about having a macadamia and white chocolate cookie when a friendly matron accosts you with this brutal, eviscerating remark. Do you tell her you've already delivered, thank you, or just smile and drift away to cry in private? Whatever you do, leave the firearms at home.

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