(Disclaimer: I have had three vaginal deliveries and have breastfed all three of my children and two refused a bottle. Feel free to drop a comment with your favorite products for C-Sections and bottle feeding! This is not a...
You may remember my post from before, What I Considered Before Having a Kid. That included all the things my husband and I thought were important to have figured out before embarking on the exciting journey of parenthood. Had...
Show of hands: how many of you hoped for a thumb sucker? Probably not too many if I had to guess. We've all heard the horror stories of kids who are way too old still sucking their thumbs. We've seen the...
This isn't how it was supposed to be. Just a couple months ago my biggest fear was the flu. With a late March due date, I hoped the flu was long gone, flowers were blooming and the sun was shining. Fast...
“You can never really be ready to have kids.” You hear this a lot when you’re wondering just when the right time is to have a kid. For some people, that’s probably true. And honestly, you can’t know and...

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My ten-month-old was sick this entire past week. What began as a cold turned into a double ear infection with antibiotic-induced diarrhea, and then she rounded it out by catching roseola complete with high fever and horrible rash. To...
I was making small talk at a grocery store in Knoxville. I stood there with my two children -- one boy, one girl. My pregnancy was acknowledged, and as I stood beaming, the woman next to me remarked, “Wooo...
Being a new mom is hard.  There, I said it. Now once we get past that everyone-knows-it-but-sometimes-won't-admit-it statement, we can acknowledge that being a new mom is also joyful, wonderful, enlightening, and pretty dang awesome! Becoming a mother has simultaneously...
You are my sunshine…do you know that? For years, I tried for you. I remember finding out Titi Lizzy was pregnant with Mariah and being so angry towards God. I wondered why I wasn’t capable of being a mother when...
"This was simply the wall. Every time you ran a marathon, you hit a wall. The wall was both a physical and a mental barrier, but it could be overcome (carb-loading, hydration, focus on your technique)...It didn't feel like...
If you're a mom, you're a member of a special club. Membership comes with plenty of perks: an endless supply of hilarious stories about toddler antics to tell at parties, lightning quick reflexes that come in handy for things...

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I attended a baby shower a couple weeks ago. At the sign in table, there were slips of paper for guests to write down some wisdom or advice for the soon-to-be parents. I've participated in this shower ritual countless...

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