If you are a mom who has birthed children, chances are you have looked at your body after baby and not recognized who you were looking at in the mirror. I'd like to give you a few ideas as...
I have always been able to picture my future life. It is an ever-changing picture but I've always had a life plan. When I married my husband in 2017, having children was not a part of the plan. I had...
I weighed 110 pounds pre-pregnancy. My standard dumbbell curl was 20 to 25lbs. I could do eight to ten pull-ups without pause. I could run a mile in under seven minutes. A good day meant my six-pack abs were...
Pregnancy affects every woman differently. Some glow the entire 40 weeks, while others face complications. Plus, for some women, each pregnancy is vastly different. Adding an active toddler to the pregnancy symptoms you are experiencing can be even more exhausting....
When I became a mom for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the journey ahead. My daughter was born two weeks early and her lungs were under-developed. She couldn't breathe on her own. While recovering from a Cesarean...
We had been trying to have a baby for a year before my husband and I encountered the medical diagnosis "infertility." The first time I saw that scribbled on the bottom of a fee sheet, I just about crumpled...
Ashlee White is a local mother, wife, and entrepreneur doing big things in the Midlands. She is the president of a new organization in Columbia, Life After Birth.   Life After Birth advocates for African American mothers in combatting postpartum depression,...
My family's lives changed in an instant exactly one week ago today. In Chicago, my brother Josh and his wife, Katie, went into the hospital to deliver their third child. Our family is spread out across the United States and...
Here is some groundbreaking, how-did-I-live-before-I-knew-this information: March 6 is Middle Name Pride Day. When I was little I did not like my middle name. Growing up in Philadelphia, Mercedes was not a name, it was a car. When we moved...
"What was the hardest thing about going from one kid to two," my sister-in-law asked while rubbing her six-month pregnant stomach. I glanced at her firstborn, just 13 months old, and thought back to when my second child was born....
I love any reason to send a care package to someone. I have a few friends who are pregnant right now, so I plan on sending care packages to them. I like to send things via Amazon, but you...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
Now that I’m more than halfway through my pregnancy, I have to admit that my absolute favorite part is the sudden urge to nest. “Nesting” refers to the sudden burst of motivation that women get during pregnancy that makes...
Bloom: A Virtual Event for New & Expecting Moms in Columbia is coming up this weekend, November 15! Why do you want to join us for virtual Bloom? We have been so busy behind the scenes making sure this...
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