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...
Confession time: I'm not one of those mommas that feels immediately connected to her baby upon finding out she is pregnant. I'm excited, for sure, but I don't experience that strong sense of connection that some other moms have expressed...
The road to motherhood is not the same for every woman. Some experience smooth roads with no bumps or hiccups, while others of us struggle along our pothole filled road wondering if we will ever make it to the end....
  I was awakened by an awful feeling. You know that feeling when you've started your period and you weren't prepared for it? (Sorry, men, bear with me.) It was the warm, wet feeling that woke me up. I was startled. Had...
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...
My husband and I were so excited to bring Maddie to the hot air balloon festival in Stowe, Vermont, when I woke up feeling horrible -and I mean HORRIBLE! I was nauseous like you wouldn’t believe. I was exhausted....
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...
In the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Demi Moore graced the cover nude and pregnant. This memorable portrait beautifully broke down the barriers that had women hiding their pregnancies under shape-less clothing. Annie Leibovitz was the photographer for this...
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...
With all the things that could go wrong in a body, it's a real wonder that babies are born everyday.  Think about the journey a sperm takes on its way to an egg.  It's survival of the fittest, a...
This information that I am going to share with you today deals with a very tough topic: infant loss. Please be prepared that some of the images shared here are of babies that have passed away. They are tasteful,...
I still get goose bumps as I walk down the halls to the McClure Birthing Unit at FAHC, some 5 years later.  This time I am headed to celebrate the miracle that happened then, to bring birthday cupcakes to...
When I became pregnant with my second baby, I knew from the start that I wanted a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarian).  After much research, I felt that it was the safest option as long as I did not...
Awhile back I posted about the comparison game that all of us moms tend to play. It's so easy to get caught in the trap of comparing ourselves to each other rather than embracing who we are as unique...

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