Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride to say the least and is something we all handle differently. Some women love it, some loath it, and others fall somewhere in between. However, one thing that affects us all is how others speak to us during this time. While most things are said without cruel intentions behind […]
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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 […]
While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]
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 […]
***DISCLAIMER – These feelings were initial and not at all how I still feel about my sweet girl due October 19th.*** Finding out you’re pregnant with your second baby seems like it should be a very happy experience for most women in my position. I’m your typical married woman with 2 children. We have a very […]
Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE, and honestly still not that flattering unless you’re willing to drop some major money in some of the higher end stores and boutiques. The stores and locations you can shop vary. Some stores are geared towards maternity clothing only, while others carry selections (large and small) pending on the location. However, […]
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 […]
Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and come across a beautiful lady in lingerie or perhaps boy shorts and knee high socks and thought, could I do something like that? Then continue scrolling because your inner self-conscious voice said, ” You absolutely could not do that, you look nothing like those women.” […]
Let’s be honest, when you start preparing for your first child you, your family and friends go a bit over board. First off, you’re new at this! You’re likely to go off a list provided by retailers (which will have you buying EVERYTHING they have to offer) or feel you need everything that you find […]
It’s been 7 years since I had that magical moment of taking a pregnancy test to reveal those two pink lines and confirming that there was in fact a major change coming in 9 months. The first time around I was 23 and ready to face it head on with optimism and joy. Now at […]
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I like being pregnant. I love little babies. I will admit, I absolutely have baby fever. When we found out that we would be having a third baby, I knew it would be our last. I was looking forward to doing it all one more time. I had plans to savor it all, relax and […]
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I don’t know about you, but I didn’t realize just how good I had it during my first pregnancy until I started living my second. Because, who’d have guessed, pregnancy becomes infinitely harder when you are chasing a toddler (or, dare I say, multiple other children) around while you’re baking that bun in the oven. […]