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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]