Many years ago, as an undergraduate student the University of South Carolina, I wrote a research paper about baby sign. From a high level, my paper looked at the developmental benefits of learning manual and verbal language in tandem, and the potential for increased language and intelligence in babies who learn basic sign. The research […]
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I will never forget the date. It was March 26, 2018. I could not figure out why I was late, and nothing made any sense. I KNEW I wasn’t pregnant, but I decided to take a test just to rule it out and put my mind at ease. Positive. I sank to the floor, gripping […]
This guide has been created with the support of the businesses featured below. We are thankful for their partnership in bringing this resource to local moms.Pregnancy and parenthood come with lots of questions. This guide is full of local resources who are here to help.
It’s the middle of the night – 2:37, to be exact. We’re still struggling to get this whole “sleeping” thing down. I grumpily shuffle to the nursery midst grunts and cries (from her, not from me – Although, I’m not above that at this point). Exhausted, I reach down and scoop her up. She looks […]
I’m down to single digits when it comes to counting down the weeks till my baby girls due date and I’m trying to be as much in order now as possible. I had my first baby seven years ago and honestly didn’t pack appropriately if memory serves me right. I also didn’t have the same […]
With the holidays around the corner, the hustle and bustle is real. So are those warm tinglies you get when smelling turkey and playing Christmas music. This has always been my favorite season and now that I’m a mother there’s so much more to anticipate. The cookies, the pajamas, the holiday cheer. It all excites […]
When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]
My littles are FULL of personality. Congeniality award winners, that know no strangers, who will help anyone by holding open the door, or just flashing the full-on megawatt smile just for standing behind us in line for the grocery store. Yet in the short seven months, my girl has been a part of this crazy […]
In the last year, I have had 4 friends lose a total of 5 sweet babies. The number goes up to 5 friends and 11 babies when I look past this last calendar year. For quite some time now I have felt a pull to write a letter to my mama friends who have lost […]
All any new parent wants is to keep their new little one safe. However, in a world where everyone has an opinion and every company fights for that number one spot, it can be a challenge to know exactly what’s right and potentially wrong when it comes to the safety of our children. Fortunately, September […]
The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local toddler enrichment offering who sponsored the production of this guide. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms.There is tons of toddler fun to be had around town. Check out the Dayton Mom’s […]
As my youngest baby approaches the one-year mark, I have officially breastfed for two years of my life. Two years spent leasing out my body every three hours to a squishy, needy little human. Before becoming a Mom, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I read all the horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples, babies who […]
This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. The Second D: Drying Up There are messages you see and hear when you’re pregnant and become a mom. People don’t always say […]
Bloom is a partnership with several local businesses, designed to empower and educate new and expecting moms. We are so grateful for their partnership in this endeavor.No matter if you are having baby #1 or baby #8, all moms need resources and support! Bloom is an event designed to provide just that!