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Preparing to have a baby can be a nerve-racking time for every mom-to-be, filled with anticipation, birth plans, and packing the hospital bag. Lately, that anticipation has spiraled into major anxiety with all of the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus...
During my first pregnancy, I didn't give a C-section much thought. I was consumed by all things pregnancy, nurseries, tiny onesies, and baby names. I just assumed I'd meet my baby after hours of labor and pushing. I imagined...
Before I jump in, I want to say that this series shares my personal, individual experience, and feelings for the childbirth that I want. In no way do I pass any judgment on how anyone else has chosen to...
I always knew that I didn't want to know the gender of my future babies. It truly is one of the purest joys in the world. As a former labor and delivery nurse, I had the pleasure of witnessing...
Breastfeeding. Yes, it has extreme benefits.  From nutrition to bonding, I wouldn’t trade my experiences with my boys for anything. But is there a darker side to breastfeeding? It has its stressors, especially in the first weeks of the baby’s life. Is...
If you’re looking forward to reading about a sweet, positive breastfeeding journey, this isn’t it. Maybe they exist, but I wouldn’t know. What I do know is what I wish I would have known in the first few days...
I thought the hard part about returning to work would be leaving my baby for 9+ hours a day. I had spent the weeks before returning to work preparing my heart for that. What I did not prepare myself...
Breastfeeding moms all know that feeling of your baby starting to cry and frantically looking around for the best place to feed. I’m a strong advocate for feeding baby whenever and wherever baby and mom feel like it. I...
  I have always been a dreamer. I love a good goal setting session, a vision board, or just a few hours alone with my thoughts to spin myself an entirely new or improved life. Usually, that includes my professional...
This is the birth story of my oldest daughter. We are incredibly blessed that she survived unharmed as did I. This story has taken me 8 years to write because it is one that is hard to share because...
One morning, I groaned and grabbed my stomach on the way to the bathroom. My son, looking very concerned, asked “what happened mommy?,” and I said “Oh, my uterus is just trying to kill me.” It was the day...
At this moment in time, my kids are 3 1/2 and 20 months old. I haven't had to buy formula in over eight months, the majority of the baby gear is packed away in the basement, and the end...
Many couples have the luxury of choosing when they want their baby to be born. Those lucky fertile women that can family plan and surprisingly women like me with fertility issues can have that same luxury with a little...
About The Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit dedicated to enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide...

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