Three has been my favorite number for as long as I can remember. I pick 3 on any type of lottery game, and anytime someone says "pick a number 1 through....." I pick 3. Since elementary school I remember...
  Ah, summer. The season for BBQs, pool parties, iced tea, and of course, the dreaded swim suit. If you’re a mom you probably approach this season with the same excitement you have for getting your teeth pulled.   Between the baby fat...
  Three years. One HSG. Twenty five (maybe more) ultrasounds. A ridiculous amount of blood draws. Too many doctors appointments. Nine rounds of clomid. Three rounds of a trigger shot. Two failed IUIs. Three miscarriages. Hundreds of negative pregnancy tests.  This...
It's the question that every young married couple hates to hear, "When are you two going to have a baby?" My husband and I have heard that question so many times we have lost count.  When we met in college,...
New life is so precious. Those exhilarating moments just after your newborn has exited your body in an explosion of searing pain and now lays cuddled safe and warm on mama’s chest. The space where all the pain of...
I've tried to write this post a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. And I have come up with no clever way to say these words.  So I'll just say them plainly.  My VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)...
If you've given birth, you likely know something about Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that begins around 20 weeks into a mother's pregnancy when the mother develops high blood pressure. Well, preeclampsia's mean, ugly sister is HELLP syndrome.  HELLP...
Breastfeeding my baby girl was a priority and an important parenting choice from the moment the pregnancy test was positive. Many of my closest friends breastfed their babies. It had to be easy. My neighbor had a freezer full...
  Breastfeeding, breastfeeding, breastfeeding... breast is best they say. I just want to start off by saying FED IS BEST! But, for those mamas who are set on walking the breastfeeding journey or are more lax about trying it and seeing...
I planned to share how wonderful and convenient breastfeeding is. I imagined sharing what a sweet bond it is, how you don't have to tote bottles around or run out to the store to buy formula, how breastfed babies...
I became a NICU parent last October and by golly if 2020 did not have enough challenges, this completely turned our lives upside down. Here is a list, by no means exhaustive of things every NICU parent should know! 1....
The other day I was listening to a podcast (honestly can’t remember which one of the many podcasts I listen to), and the host of the podcast was interviewing America Ferrera. THE America Ferrera who helped all of us...

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