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  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),...
As we await a new Royal Baby in the UK this month, it brings up memories of the last royal who gave birth. Do you remember seeing Princess Kate on the steps, in heels (!), a few short hours...
Before my daughter was born, I had assumed that I would breastfeed her. It was a free way to feed my child and it was the method that everyone told me I HAD to use. I was told that...
I recently found out that I am pregnant with our third child. I am very excited. One of the most exciting things about being pregnant for me is being pregnant with other woman at the same time. Recently I...
Trigger Warning: This piece contains details about one mom’s struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety which may be triggering to others. There I was with a pregnancy test in-hand and tears streaming down my face. It was a positive. "I don't...
We had endured a two hour flight, complete with layover, with our four children ranging from age 1 to 7 to be there for the family reunion. As we gathered around my husband’s ninety-five year old grandmother, frail but...

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  Why do I love Florissant? History. Culture. Diversity. Hidden back roads. Amazing river views. 20 parks. And, the best neighbors anyone could ask for.       Florissant...