Life, parenting

Pregnancy App Must Haves

  Pregnancy is an exciting time in a couple’s life. It is amazing growing a little life inside of you, but it can also be a little nerve wrecking. When I first learned that I was pregnant with my son last year, I felt a sense of fear once some of the excitement wore off.… Continue reading Pregnancy App Must Haves

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5 Truths I Learned About Having A Newborn

I have been in my stepsons lives since the youngest was one, so I wasn't too worried about how good of a mother I would be when I was pregnant for the first time with our son. I had changed plenty of poopy diapers, dried many tears and learned about way more superheroes than I… Continue reading 5 Truths I Learned About Having A Newborn

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5 Things Every New Mom Should Have

Recently, I brought our son to meet the people I work with, where a pregnant coworker asked me what items I think every new mom should have besides the essentials. I know that registering for a baby shower can be so overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from. The baby product industry brings… Continue reading 5 Things Every New Mom Should Have

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Finding My Lost Faith During Infertility

There is a John Lennon quote that says "Everything will be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end." If you would have asked me a year ago if I believed in that, I would have said "no". My husband and I struggled to conceive for a while. The… Continue reading Finding My Lost Faith During Infertility

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Infertility: The Monthly Road To Hope

I remember sitting on the front porch with my mom, the summer after I graduated from high school. My friend had just had a baby, and my mom was reminiscing about when she was pregnant with me. I had always pictured myself as a mom, even as a kid. But that night was the first time… Continue reading Infertility: The Monthly Road To Hope

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A Letter To My Future Child

Hi Honey, Pal, Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Buddy, or whatever nickname you will have from me, I am (trying to be) patiently waiting to meet you. You’re not even in my belly yet, but I still think about you all of the time. I dream about you. I wonder what you will be like. What… Continue reading A Letter To My Future Child

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Struggling To Conceive

As a sophomore in college, I was the girl that had a life plan. I'd graduate, move down south, fall in love, get married, and start a family by twenty-five. I did all of the above, but not the way I had originally planned.I graduated with a degree in communications, and fell in love with an… Continue reading First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Struggling To Conceive

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Being A Step Mom When You Have No Children Of Your Own

It was my first week at my new job. I was so excited to meet new people and have new opportunities. One day, while on break, I overheard a coworker talking about being a step parent. “ Being a step parent is awesome, because you don’t have to be a real parent.”  I was livid, but… Continue reading Being A Step Mom When You Have No Children Of Your Own