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...
You are red and pink and purple, and you are deep. You’re not like the faint, smooth, wispy white lines on my hips or inner thighs or breasts I earned after surviving puberty. No, you are loud and demand to...

A Letter to My First Born

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To My Darling Daughter,  I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. If your dad had on board with it, I would have had you three years sooner, but you were totally worth the wait. The day after...
As an only child, I’ve always had a deep-rooted appreciation for alone time. It’s how I recharge my battery after a long, trying day. My husband, being the youngest of three, on the other hand, rarely has the urge...

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A Guide to {LOCAL} Boxed Kits & Subscription Boxes

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Small businesses are really thinking outside the box during this time of pandemic (or inside the box. get it? box kits? whew. ok. this...
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