By the time I reached the ninth month of my last pregnancy, I was counting down the hours until it was over. I had finally reached the breaking point of how much discomfort I could take on the exact day my son was due to be born. Thank goodness for scheduled c-sections! I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to swollen feet, insomnia and my aching back. Once my son arrived, I settled in patiently to wait for my body to get back to normal. I expected that it would take a little while.
My husband and I used to joke when I was pregnant that we were “two and through.” As much as we love our son and daughter, we’ve always agreed that we only wanted to have two children. When we had trouble conceiving my youngest child, we even determined that we’d be okay with just one. I’ve experienced some anxiety when thinking about getting pregnant again due to a rough pregnancy and challenging c-section. I don’t know how I would handle it.
By Brandi Jeter Riley, Mama Knows It AllThe time before a new baby arrives — when the family is getting ready to welcome him or her home — is so special. As we got ready to welcome our second child earlier this year, my husband, daughter and I worked together to carefully craft a space that is just as sweet and special as we anticipate our little boy to be. We filled his nursery with everything he needs from books to diapers and everything in between. Then the only thing missing was our baby boy!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".