I have always been of the mindset that it is better to have a few solid, loyal friends rather than a large number of fair-weather friends. As I’ve gotten older, I believe this to be even truer. I consider myself lucky that my closest friends and I have been a tight bunch for well over […]
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I was 32 weeks pregnant when I took the “Birthing Naturally” childbirth class for women planning to deliver at Miami Valley Hospital’s Family Beginnings Birth Center. My husband and I learned various massage and breathing techniques and prepared as best we could for a drug-free birth of our first son. As someone who is not […]
Ok, Mom’s, I’ve got a dirty little secret to confess: I used to judge you. You see, before I actually became a parent, I knew all about how to be a stellar mom, and I knew exactly what kind of mom I would be. Joke’s on me because now that I am a mom, I […]
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 […]
A year ago exactly we found out we were expecting. The day was filled with equal parts joy and horror and now I’m sitting here with a 3-month-old on my lap whose cheeks are just begging to be kissed. Every time she falls asleep on me like this (which is everyday), I automatically want […]
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 […]
Summer has always been my favorite time of the year. Hot days, long nights – what’s not to like? This is my first summer as a mom and I’m learning things aren’t quite the same. Although I think I was made for motherhood, sometimes I don’t feel like it.The heat of the sun rays and […]
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.
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!
Motherhood is eye-opening. It’s also wallet-opening, sleep-denying, and mess-making. Yes, of course people warned me about this. Everyone did. We are in that stage of life when everyone is pregnant and popping out babies. So when our time came to welcome our little girl, everyone also popped out advice and warnings. Fear immediately set in […]
Daycare saved me. Truly. As a first-time Mom, I wanted to do it all. I wanted my career while still being able to take care of my child during the work day. I didn’t desire to be a stay-at-home Mom unless it meant I could keep my career, because it’s more of a passion for […]
A local event designed to support and empower pregnant and postpartum moms. Guests will enjoy a fun morning getting to know a variety of local businesses and resources to support them in the journey of motherhood.
The Easter countdown is on – so, when Whole Foods Market invited me to get a sneak peek of all things Easter – I put on my bunny ears and hopped right over! I started my journey at the entrance furthest from the bar (rookie mistake – one of the coolest things about Whole Foods […]
Planning for a baby is a big task. I remember like it was yesterday. You get signed up for all these “freebies” and subscriptions, and the emails start flooding in with gadgets you have to get. The new “IT” item. It can be quite overwhelming and hard to know what you will use and what […]