Allow me to tell you a brief story about my daughter's birth... My daughter was due January 14. I knew almost 10 women who had their first child at 40+ weeks. So I never imagined she would be born early....
Are you ready for the holidays? The last month has been a steady bombardment of toy catalogs and festive TV commercials so I don't exactly feel like I have a choice. My kids are getting more and more excited...
As much as I wish I could go back in time and give my younger self some tips on what to do and what not to do, I can’t. Although, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t listen to myself anyway....
When I was pregnant with my first baby - my daughter, Mackenzie - I remember browsing Pinterest boards with the soft muted nurseries and the beautiful flat lays of tutus and bows and the bushel of soft blankets that...
It happens so fast. I know you've heard it a million times; kids grow up in the blink of an eye. However, as cliche as that sounds, it really is the perfect way to describe it. When our children are...
Dear son, You will forever be my baby. I’ll never forget the feel of your little body as they placed you in my arms after your birth. A single happy tear rolled down my face as I felt the weight...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
Ah, October. Finally, the temperatures have dipped to make outdoor activities slightly more bearable than they were a month ago. In addition to milder days spent at the zoo, the park, and the Riverwalk, October also means fun seasonal...
My four-year-old has been going on an emotional roller coaster lately. She decides she wants something, changes her mind, cries about the change, and just generally cannot get it together. I'm sure her brain is just going through some...
Six months ago I went from working in a box (aka a cubicle) for 15 years to suddenly working from the comfort of home. It was literally a dream come true for me, minus the pandemic, of course. In...
We have been in virtual school a few weeks now, so things should begin to normalize, right? I don’t know about you, but I am finding as soon as I think it’s safe to take a breath and relax,...
School started this week.  Did your stress level just go up from reading those words? Because mine went up from typing them. For the past six years, the start of the school year has meant my husband and children would go...
Dear Daughter,  Since the moment the ultrasound tech told me I was having a little girl, I dreamed of having a big sweet 16 birthday party for you. I wanted to be able to give you every wonderful experience that...
Yesterday I found myself in the dairy section of the grocery store admiring all the milk and milk alternatives available. My third child turns one next week and we will slowly begin the transition to cow milk. I have been...
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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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