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...
This is the last of our Adventures in Breastfeeding series! We hope you have enjoyed it...and that you have identified with at least one of these posts! Hi my name is Carrie and I have milk supply issues. With my...
I'm a very Type A personality. If you know me, you know that I function best with schedules and organization in almost every aspect of my life. Of course, having children has helped ease that ridiculousness by like a...
When I was a teen/in my early 20s I had an eating disorder. You know what? That’s just not true. I still have an eating disorder. I will always have one. I don’t have a unique story. Per the International Journal of...
The birth of my fourth child is best described as a "Grand Finale," but to understand why my fourth birth story deserves a name so grand, I will have to take you back to the birth of my first...
"I didn't think I'd ever be in this room." These were the first words I uttered while looking at my therapist through eyes blurred by tears. "Most people don't. You are not alone." These were the words I needed to hear.  The...
When I became pregnant with my daughter, I quickly began outgrowing my closet of XS size tops and size 0 pants. As a young lady with few other friends with children, I resorted to a Google search of the...
Shopping a baby registry lately had my head spinning. This was a modestly short baby registry on Amazon, and it still had 90 items listed. There are so many innovative and seemingly useful products, but how do you figure...
Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who expected to be dressing a baby bump or even holding a newborn this weekend. I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. To the millions of women...
When it came time for me to register for my wedding, I was all over it! I actually convinced my husband-to-be to register on Super Bowl Sunday. I promised him that we could have lunch after church, register and...
I won't lie, before getting pregnant I was an offender of bad conversation etiquette with pregnant women. It's easy to fall into the trap, after all, you don't want to act uninterested, but there is also a fine line...
When my oldest was just hours old, she received her very first compliment from a stranger. You see, she was sleeping, (as fresh newborns often do), when our nurse commented, "Ooooh, she's a good baby!" I proudly and emphatically...

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