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via All ParentingI’ve heard mentioned once or twice about orgasmic births and I must say, I’m a skeptic, at least for my own prospects.  Being 5’2″ and on the petite side and coming from a family that consistently has 8+ lb babies, I’m prepared for labor to hurt a little.  Ok, a lot.  But I also know it will all be worth it once I’m holding my little girl in my arms.  And for those women who have had orgasmic births…more power to ya and “I’ll have what she’s having!”

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ow an expecting mama too! We’re excited to have her as this week’s featured editor!

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HUGE Thank-you to our Featured Editor @KylerEngland!

HUGE Thank-you to our Featured Editor @KylerEngland!

Kyler England has had an illustrious career as a songwriter and artist, and she is constantly looking for ways to grow – never doing what is expected of her. Over the course of more than a half dozen releases, she has always found ways to evolve and surprise her fans with new sounds.

If England’s lilting voice sounds familiar, it is probably because her songs have appeared in numerous TV shows (Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Private Practice, One Tree Hill, Switched At Birth, Ghost Whisperer, Army Wives) and on film (“The Lucky Ones”) and she has opened for the likes of Sting, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. In addition, she won the 2011 International Songwriting Competition Electronica category. She has averaged 150+ performances a year, mainly solo acoustic, and also collaborated with various DJs on electronic projects.

On the new EP The Spare Key Sessions, England reworks several songs from Electric Hum with acoustic  arrangements, thickened with a string section. Saying that her favorite kind of songs are “the ones where  smart and heart meet… where the lyrics and music are both meaningful and moving,” the new stripped  down arrangements draw the listener to the intimate and intelligent lyrics and England’s emotional and  bittersweet delivery. The first single, “Take These Things To Heart,” will be featured on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Switched At Birth.

In 2009, England took a hiatus from her solo career to focus on her band The Rescues upon being signed  to Universal Republic. A relative supergroup of troubadours, the band released the album Let Loose The  Horses to rave reviews. After touring with the band, England managed to find some quiet time in January  of 2011 and songs started pouring out, eventually culminating in Electric Hum.

Her first solo album in 3 years, Electric Hum marked a departure from traditional singer/songwriter  territory and found England experimenting with electronic elements such as programmed drums and synths. This was inspired in part by a desire to explore a different part of her voice, discovered while  working with DJs and other electronic artists.

The Spare Key Sessions was released digitally on Tuesday, 5/29, and featured as “New & Noteworthy”  on the Singer/Songwriter page on iTunes

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Thank you so much Kyler, for rocking it as our featured editor this week and sharing your favorite posts with us! The Awesome Baby Blogs team wishes you a healthy, joyfilled pregnancy and wonderful journey into motherhood!!

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The Baby Sucks @thebabysucks selected by @KylerEngland

via The Baby SucksThis blog cracks me up.  It’s full of heart and humor and fun illustrations.  Love the glimpses into what parenting is going to be like.  This particular entry mourns the retiring of the push-up bra post nursing.

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Kyler England is a songwriter and artist, and now an expecting mama too! We’re excited to have her as this week’s featured editor!

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Download “Take These Things To Heart – the first single from Kyler’s recent EP, The Spare Key Sessions – from Filter Magazine!!