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...
I can't believe we're actually trying to do this - We've started the process of adoption. Yes, a HUMAN.  Which, for the record, is a really long process.  It's been a whirlwhind since my last blog, so I'll back up and share the details.  After our...
As our son inches towards his second birthday this summer, my husband and I have begun having the "talk." Yep, the talk about having another baby. We're currently in third kid limbo. Or I should say, I'm in third...

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Friday Favorites by Amelia

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Call it COVID-19 times, call it couch weather, call it what you like: here is a list of five of my current favorites. Coincidence...
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