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  Dearest Daughter, Hi, it’s me. Your mom. I’ve been wanting to write this down for some time now but couldn’t quite find the words...until now.   You see, only a short eight months ago, you entered the world with your big,...
In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, I thought it was important to share my story below. Miscarriage, infertility, IVF, IUI, needles, blood work, ultrasounds and schedules are a constant on this crazy rollercoaster so many of us can't get...
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 21st-29th. Many people are unaware of this awareness week due to the lack of openness many people have about this private topic. To fully appreciate and understand this struggle, you’d need to spend...
April is Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the...
I struggled with the decision of keeping my baby in daycare or seeking out alternative care. First let me say how much I adore our current daycare. They have shown my baby so much love and taught me, a...
Sushi. Wine. Kitty Litter. Lunch meat. Runny eggs. Rare steak. Know this list? If you’ve been pregnant, you probably do. It’s just a few of the things pregnant women are advised against. While I’m not suggesting you ignore your...
What was the best day of your life? The day you got married? The day you found out you were finally pregnant? The day you got that great job or beat that health scare? Maybe like so many often...
Currently, I am knee deep in the depths of motherhood.  Two babies, six months and sixteen months old and my life is completely hectic and constant chaos.  But I wouldn’t trade it for anything because there was a time,...
“So you’re a midwife?” I think I’ve been asked this question about 50 times since January.  Ecstatic, I’ve been shouting from the rooftops that I am now a trained doula finishing the last box-checks to certification.  All the while,...
As a mom, nothing is more important to me than keeping our children safe. Saving the lives of babies, and providing options for parents who cannot care for their newborns is an important cause and I feel compelled to...
I never want to live a life of regret.  My son Graham was adopted as an infant when I was thirty-three.  As soon as Graham’s birth mother gently placed Graham in my arms, I knew what I needed to...
I am not a patient person. I basically asked my husband (then boyfriend) if I could move in with him. (We did.)  Not to mention the conversation where I inferred we should be engaged before years end. (We were not.)  But...
Let’s face it; some people are just obnoxious. They come in many forms: strangers on the street, coworkers, family members and sometimes friends. Their cringe-worthy comments have followed me throughout the stages of my life. While divorced: “Oh my...
Hair Glorious Hair Most of my life my hair has been a feature I have been proud of. I was teased because I wore it straight back in a tight ponytail as a girl. The boys loved the long wavy...

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