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...
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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...
It’s a pain that’s hard to describe unless you’ve felt it for yourself. You have a squirmy newborn in your arms whose mouth is moving restlessly. You position your baby and let her latch onto your nipples. And then...
I didn’t bring over a casserole. I didn’t ask important questions like, “How is the baby sleeping at night? or “How are you sleeping at night?” I didn’t offer to make a grocery run either or drop by so...
In the last few years (let’s be honest, probably since the advent of Pinterest), it’s become a common tradition to have a gift for older siblings to open the day a new baby arrives. There are many great ideas...
I first heard about baby-led weaning, or BLW as it's known in mom circles, when I was looking into starting solids with our daughter and deciding when and how we wanted to begin. I didn't know anyone personally who...
I could feel the laser beam eyes of other passengers burning a hole in my head as my two small children wailed. We were trapped inside a metal tube in the sky with a few hours to go on...
I’m currently pregnant with my second child and due in September, but it feels so much like I’m pregnant for the very first time that everything seems a surprise. I know people say every pregnancy, like every child, is...
I am in the third trimester of my second pregnancy now, and I’m coming to the conclusion that having a baby due right after summer’s end makes for a long summer! With that thought in mind, I wanted to share...
Boxes of swaddles and sleep sacks surround me. I feel my lips start to tremble. Then tears begin to fill my eyes even as I try to blink them away. I remember wrapping my sweet babies in them not...

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