When you have a premature baby, your life becomes punctuated with numbers. It took me 4 years to get pregnant. That’s 48 negative pregnancy tests that I shed tears over, if you don’t count all the ones I bought extra,...
Where my story starts is a bit of a question mark, to be perfectly honest.  I suppose that it would only make sense to begin with our son, Aedan, being sent to the NICU but I’d like to take...
"You're 6 centimeters dilated! Just a little bit longer. Keep up the good work!" says the doctors and nurses while you're in labor. Sure! Keep up the good work! No problem... Just accept the pain you're in and remember that it will...
Here we are! It's officially the holiday season! And do you know what that means? I'm taking some time off of stepping on the scale. Now, let's get it straight... I'm still diary free, so there's an easy weight...
The holiday season has arrived.  The first snowfall always brings excitement.  There really is something magical about snowfall in the holiday season.  I have been listening to my friends, co-workers and even my patients discuss all the things that...
I wanted to share this great post from a good friend's blog about ways you can help a friend with a sick child.  Courtney has three quite adorable children and is very conscientious about the choices she makes for...
I’ve been brainstorming this series for quite some time now.  I’ve thought a lot about hips; your hips and my hips.  And I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of ways we describe this part of our...
I knew today was my day to post something but to be honest with you I had no idea what to write about.  I’m in the middle of a series focusing on health and exercise.  While important, it’s not...
My journey to motherhood started off with all the hope and promise that every woman wishes for.  After moving to Seattle in 2007, my husband and I started trying to have a baby as soon as his new health...
About three years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to start a family.  We took all the “right” steps to lead us down the path of becoming parents and began to prepare for this new phase...
By now, you may have read about some of the struggles and challenges other women have faced getting and staying pregnant. My husband and I have been blessed in that getting pregnant was the easy part for us. Although during each of...
Between work, two kids, trying to be an attentive wife and wanna-be Suzie Homemaker, I find myself taking pictures to keep my life in focus. Luckily for you, I’m the sharing type. This past week was quite...germ-filled. Maddie caught the...
Today it happened.  I saw the big brown van pull up in front of the house. I tried to play it cool.  I pretended to have business with the table in front of the window so I could see...

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“Mommy my tummy hurts,” said my 4 ½ year old this past Monday morning at breakfast. “Aden eat your waffles, you asked me to make them special and you are not allowed to watch anymore TV until you eat your...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vermont Fall Fun: What You Don’t Want...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...