Picture this: It’s a beautiful sunny day in March. You just bought your first home and are pregnant with your first baby. You’re ecstatic to get the ball moving on buying all the cutest accent pieces and minimalist baby...
I know my two daughters better than anyone...even themselves. I know that my oldest is a typical first-born who likes to make the rules and gets upset when things don't go precisely her way. I know that my youngest is more...
When I was a little girl, I used to hunker down next to the wooden side-table in our living room and rifle through its contents for hours. The hollow table had a heavy door that would spring open occasionally,...
As a new mom, you hear a lot of cliches. As a mom of twins, I got a lot of, "Bless your hearts," and the understated, but equally unhelpful, "Wow, your hands sure are full!" every time I left...
We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts from being pregnant and lugging a 28-pound toddler up and down the stairs many times...
We all have had those moments—and I think they are different from person to person—where we finally “feel” like a mom. For some people, it’s the first time they bring their beautiful baby home. For some, it’s the oh-so-snuggly...
We are nine months into the adoption process. You'd think we would have a baby already, right? Well.... no. It doesn't quite work that way. At least, not for us. In fact, it feels like we're stuck in rush hour traffic, with...
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry is a local, nonprofit 501c3 organization founded to provide clean, dry diapers to families in need.  The mission of the organization is to meet the basic needs of families by providing diapers, wipes, and other...
As I am firmly entrenched in the third trimester of my third pregnancy, I can't help but reflect on my experiences this go-around. However, since it has been three years since the last time I was pregnant (there has...
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An Open Letter To NICU Nurses

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Dear NICU Nurses: I’m sure many of you are parents yourselves. I have no doubt that you remember the excitement, anxiety, or even fear you felt the first time you (or your partner) gave birth. I’m also sure that some...

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50 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home

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Staying home doesn't mean forgoing family fun this 4th of July! We've listed 50 ways to help you make some amazing memories this summer....