Let me start of by saying I love to research...everything. So, when I became pregnant with my first child it was only natural for the research to begin. I researched all things pregnancy and baby: labor and delivery, postpartum,...
In less than a month, my sweet baby boy will be two-years-old, and THAT is an event worth celebrating. You see, birthdays were super special and were always celebrated with a party when I was a child. I...
I understand why people only post their highlights on social media. A couple of weeks ago, in the interest of being real, I posted about what a difficult morning I was having. By far, most people were kind, understanding, and...
Second Time Mom

Second Time Mom

When my oldest son was born in 2012 and I was released to go home from the hospital, I was terrified. They gave me TONS of brochures and information, which I am sure was meant with good intentions, but...
I am the first to recognize how precious every moment is with my daughter. With parents in a medical field, friends and acquaintances who have lost beloved children, and the general hectic nature of life, I know that every...
FOMO: Fear of Missing Out. Yes, I had to ask a younger, cooler person what it meant too. When I got pregnant with my daughter, people started to ask if I felt like I was “missing out” on life...
I have a confession. My husband used to travel a lot. He’d sometimes be gone for nearly a month at a time. More than once I found myself saying to friends that I was “single momming it” for that period....
It's the fourth trimester, you know, like the fourth quarter in the game. You're on the edge of your seat wondering if you can make it another sleepless night. Or like winter and its long days that just blend...
When I went in for my radioactive iodine treatment two years ago, the tech who was prepping me for the dose started asking me about my pregnancy after I mentioned that the isolation requirement would be tough on me...
We read a lot of blog posts, articles, and Facebook opinions about how to raise our kids or why one way is the right way. Whether you’re an attachment parent or a free range kids kind of person, breastfeeding...

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