Alexa Bigwarfe

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Alexa Bigwarfe is a mother to 3 wildlings who keep her on her toes. She is an advocate, activist, speaker, author & author coach, publisher, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old and she turned to writing for healing. Since then, she has used her writing platform for advocacy and activism to support mothers, children, and marginalized voices. She began a nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm, to provide support, care, healing retreats, and grief recovery to mothers in their most difficult time. She is the creator and co-host of the Lose the Cape podcast, which features moms working to make a difference in their children's lives and has co-authored and published four volumes under the Lose the Cape brand. Her primary business is Write|Publish|Sell, a company dedicated to shepherding authors through the massive process of writing and publishing their books like a pro. She owns her own publishing house, Kat Biggie Press, and a children's book publishing company, Purple Butterfly Press - both dedicated to bringing stories of hope, inspiration, encouragement, and girl-power to the world. Learn more at alexabigwarfe.com.

“No” Is a Complete Sentence

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For many people, the new year comes with all kinds of expectations of starting over, starting fresh, maybe even second chances.  For some, it means choosing a word of the year. This word is supposed...

Honoring Veterans

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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, global leaders came together to officially end World War 1. The war to end all wars, leaving more than...
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Don’t Try to Fix Her, Try Listening Instead

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The worst day of my life was December 12, 2011, when I held my 2-day-old daughter as her last breath left her body. While the doctor prepared us at her anatomy scan at 20-weeks gestation...

Because “Your Child Has Cancer” Are Words No Parent Should Have to Hear…

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I have a drawer full of baby teeth. Probably lots of moms do. But unlikely for the same reason I have them. I'm not keeping them for sentimental reasons. I was worried I might...

From the Teacher’s Desk :: Preparing for Kindergarten

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The summer has passed by more quickly than you thought, and now you may be panicking because you are sending a child to kindergarten. Are they ready? Are you ready? Kindergarten is one of...

Independence Day :: A Veteran {Mom’s} Perspective

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July 4th. We celebrate it loudly with firecrackers, parades, parties and backyard barbeques. Flags flap crisply in the breeze and we are all proud to be American. July 4th evokes thoughts of hot weather, potato salad, hot...

7 Tips for Creating Your Own At-Home Summer Camp

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We are saving up for a big trip, so I opted out of sending my three children (ages 8, 5, and 3) to any summer camps or programs this year. And then I started...

Easy Treats and Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day

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How familiar are you with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, is not only the impetus behind the Christian movement in Ireland, but is also known for driving...

DIY No Sew St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt (or Onesie)

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This post was inspired by a post on our sister blog, the Houston City Moms Blog. I thought the Valentine's Day No Sew onesie was so cute, I made matching shirts for my two...
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How to Honor Our Veterans, Today and Everyday

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I have started and erased so many paragraphs in this post. I thought it would be an easy to write, being a veteran myself. But in fact, it's one of the hardest posts I've...

Halloween Safety Tips :: Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween

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Hard to believe it’s already Halloween! An interesting fact about the holiday: the top six pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in...

Imagine Not Being Able to Provide Diapers for Your Baby

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Diapers are so expensive. Yet, I never had to worry about whether or not my children would have them. But do you want to hear an astonishing fact? 1 in 3 American families struggle to provide...

5 Reasons Maybe You SHOULD Give a Hoot About Swearing in Front of Your...

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I just read a really great article at Scary Mommy by Kate Levkoff of Nursing and Cursing. The article is about the 5 reasons the author doesn't mind cursing in front of her kids. It's funny...

Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts for the Grands

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  I love to brag on my sweet little Tiny, because, well, she almost didn't make it, so, I believe I'm justified in taking every opportunity to share stories about her. Yes, you're reading the...