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This post is sponsored by Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Three words mama: Count your kicks. It was around Christmas and I was 37 weeks pregnant, uncomfortable and anxious to meet my baby girl. It was hard to ignore her active movements,...
I’m sitting in this intersection of life, looking for what’s next. I’ve accepted the unknown and the realization that this might be it. I may not have any more children. I must find contentment in having one … just...
When a woman is pregnant, she has a lot going on with her body. She is growing a human. She is growing bigger every day. Simply getting out of bed or a chair is hard to do because of...
I walked into my first La Leche League meeting reluctantly. When pregnant, I felt I didn’t have the time. My husband and I were a bit overwhelmed prepping for our first baby. And when she came, I was too...
  Make no doubt about it: pregnancy is a life and body-altering experience. Your body goes through so many changes to accommodate your growing baby. These changes often come with some unpleasant aches and pains that can occur during pregnancy...
My 31st and 32nd birthdays were complete opposites. On May 7, 2018, I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, consumed by negative self-talk and severe postpartum depression after the birth of my second child. The next day,...
Laptop. Wi-Fi. Coffee. A paying gig. That’s all you really need to work from home, right? Not so true when you have an energetic, often-clingy, always-loud two-year-old running around your home office. My husband, daughter and I moved to St....
MRKH. These four letters changed the future of our family within minutes one year ago today. May of 2018 started like any other. The school year was wrapping up and vacations were being planned. When a doctor appointment came up...
Have you ever questioned other mothers’ age? Or thought about if there is a perfect age to become a mom? Are there ‘too late’ timings? At age 40 (with a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter),...
I am blessed. I have people in my life that call me Mommy. I have known the surge of amazement and gratitude that I felt when a child was placed in my arms as a gift to care for...

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