I am always jealous of the women who gain only the recommended 15 to 20 pounds during pregnancy, have their baby, and are back to their pre-pregnancy bodies after a week. That is definitely not me. When I am...
Dear expecting mama, Speak up, speak out, and ask questions. After giving birth to my first child, I am now confident to speak up during the labor of my twins if I have a feeling something is not right. We did...
Nothing is better than driving to clear the mind. Coupled with the need for adventure and a free Sabbath rest day, I headed out with the kids to Bald River Falls in the Cherokee National Forest. On a map, the...
Back in early spring, I saw some jokes about babies being made in 2020 thanks to all the sheltering going on. Lots of people took that as advice, apparently, because I now know eight couples who will be welcoming...
I've been basking lately in the fact that this pregnancy was going much smoother than my last. With my four-year-old daughter's time in the tummy, I was Kate-Middleton-levels sick without the fancy private hospital. For this pregnancy, I've been...
I doubt it will be any surprise to anyone who has read my posts before that I have a sincerely unhappy relationship with my body image. There are few times that I willingly take a photo of myself, pause...
Morning sickness, the dreaded symptom of pregnancy. Now in my second pregnancy, I've heard many different stories of struggles with this delightful side effect. What you hear from the old wives' tale isn't true. Not everyone who is pregnant...
C-sections seem to be on the rise these days. I know more women than not who’ve given birth via c-section. I had my first c-section in November of 2010. My son wasn’t due for six more weeks,...
As a photographer that shot primarily newborn photos for a long time, I have met many new moms. About 80% of them either do not want to be in the newborn photos or are reluctant to do so. It...
My husband is someone who, when an opportunity presents itself, thinks of the positive outcomes of the opportunity and not so much about the potential negative outcomes. Covid-19 gave him the opportunity he has always wanted: to work from...

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