With two weeks left until my due date, it's officially time to pack my hospital bag! I learned from my first labor and delivery what I needed for my stay at the hospital. Here's what I'm packing in my go bag the...
Traditionally, a baby shower is celebrated with the expecting mother and her gal pals. But with family dynamics moving into a more modern definition, celebrations for major life moments can start to look a bit different. And for moms...
You are a mother. Maybe it is seen, maybe it is unseen—it doesn’t matter; it's felt by you. Mother’s Day has passed on the calendar, but each week that passes brings you closer to your baby; brings you closer to...
How it all started: I found out I was pregnant the night before our most recent Presidential election. After waiting until I was 4 days late, I told my husband on a Monday morning, “I’m 4 days late but I’m...
Pregnancy brings with it a myriad of joys and wonders. But there are also some less than pleasant side-effects to deal with. Apple Cider Vinegar is a potent sidekick in helping with some of these side-effects in a way that's...
I have always wanted to be a mom. But I was terrified of actually giving birth. When I found out I was pregnant, I was fortunate to work with several women who had amazing, empowered, natural births. And I...
Little David was in no hurry to be born. As week 40 rolled around I was huge, uncomfortable, barely sleeping, and experiencing heartburn so severe I would throw up almost every night. I cherished the experience of being pregnant, but...
At a 35-week ultra sound they found a tumor on my baby's spine. I went to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist where it was measured, discussed, and diagnosed: a teratoma. It was benign, but it would have to...
"Make sure you keep the car filled up with gas," my husband warned me. I could go into labor with my daughter any day now, and the drive to Presbyterian Hospital was roughly twenty miles from our house in...
Today I'd like to share the birth story of my daughter, Tatum. It was so hard to choose whether to share hers or the birth of my son--they are both equally special to me. But Tatum is my first,...
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this crazy infertility story. There it was. My Aunt, in her kindness, had begun this thing. She started the "Baby Love" Fund.  I ugly cried sitting at the ATM with cars waiting behind me. Saying yes to something...
Read Part 1 of this infertility series here. There's that sequence from the movie UP that hits me hard every time. Those two sweet kids . . . they love each other so much. They grow up and get married....
We just sat there and cried . . . in the booth at Chili’s . . . both of us . . . just flat out weeping. Our waiter came to check on us. We must have looked so...
When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little pink lines, I went from being eight months postpartum to six weeks pregnant. Our babies would be 15 months...

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...