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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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.
**Disclaimer: If you have or are currently struggling to get pregnant, my heart truly goes out to you. Please know that there are stories in this post that may be difficult to read.** Ever taken a pregnancy test just to ease your mind and confirm what you already know to be true – that you are […]
In 2004, I married my high school sweetheart, the love of my life. I had a “perfect life” plan. It went something like this: Engagement and beautiful wedding by age 22, buy a house by 24, and then fill that house with kids-2 boys and 2 girls- by age 30. Naturally, after that I would […]
<Random thoughts in no particular order> …because I certainly didn’t learn them in any order! Buy an infant car seat based on how much it weighs. You will lug that thing everywhere – get the lowest weight possible. Don’t be lured by looks or fancy labels. Don’t like the print – put a cover over […]
When you get pregnant, you have all of these beautiful hopes and dreams… counting 10 fingers + 10 toes (or 20), seeing a button nose profile (or 2) on the ultrasound screen, feeling those kicks + hiccups, decorating a nursery…. you dream of the delivery, mommyhood and all that it has to offer. It’s all […]
I distinctly remember the moment it all began. My midwife had just completed her physical examination and she hit me with- “So have you attempted intercourse yet?”. I bust out laughing, noted the serious expression on her face, and realized she was not actually joking. It was my 6-week postpartum visit after the birth of […]