11 Things I DON’T Do As A Mom

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It would appear that we are all secretly curious as to how other mothers seem to pull it all off — the cooking, the cleaning, the husband-keeping, the children-rearing, the exercising, the styling–shall I go on? Because I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.  I came out in the open with my mothering transgressions over […]

Your Lines: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

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A powerful and brave story by Katie of Loyal, Loving, and Learning. At first glance, having to be hospitalized for Postpartum Depression, at barely twenty-four years-old, seemed like a death sentence, but in actuality, it was the beginning of a new life for me. Having to be admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital was one […]

My Maternity Photo Shoot


Granted, I realize that my baby has already arrived (birth story coming soon!), I’m still reeling from how fast everything seemed to happen. Honestly, I should still be pregnant, you guys! As I’m playing catch-up–something I’m guessing I will be doing for the next 18 years–I just had to share my maternity pictures, taken of […]

Save $11 On Huggies Diapers And Wipes At Costco!

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Official disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Hope that’s ok, because, I swear there’s good things in it for you too…  You know I’ve been all about the Huggies diapers and wipes combo at […]

Your Lines: Melissa Cohen


Melissa is one of my favorite bloggers. Although we’ve never met “IRL,” I feel like we’ve somehow known each other forever. Plus, I feel a special pride in watching Melissa’s writing career grow and blossom, because she was a student in my first online freelance writing class. (*puffs chest with pride*) Be sure to stop […]

Your Lines: Bryn’s Unplanned Pregnancy Story

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Part of a series of young mom and unplanned pregnancy stories, Your Lines, I give you Bryn of With Her Own Wings:  When my daughter was about 9 months old my husband and I were living with her and our 100 pound Bernese Mountain Dog in a Fifth Wheel RV. We had just sold all […]

Win A Free Copy of Tiny Blue Lines From Unexpectant!


I’m really excited to be featured over at a wonderful website for mothers, Unexpectant.  I first “met” the author of this site, Meagan Church, through my work as a magazine editor, and she is a wonderful writer who shares my view of the beauty of birth–and the humorous side of motherhood. She covers everything from […]

Why I’m Being Induced At 37 Weeks

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How quickly things change during pregnancy.  After my first-ever “bumpdate” at 36 weeks, I was celebrating that my stubborn breech baby had finally turned and trying not to be too happy, but secretly pumped that I was going to be done with being pregnant by 38 weeks, as my OB and our family midwife had […]

How Many Babies Have We Had Again?


A few nights ago, I had my first-ever “false labor alarm.” It was so strange. I’ve just never been one of those women who wavered on the contractions, wondering, “Oh, was that a real one? Is this it?” My contractions are usually super easy to tell if they are real: instead of contractions through my […]

FREE Breastfeeding Printables


As a labor and delivery nurse, I was very careful to ask my patients if they wanted their baby to have a pacifier.  A lot of parents, especially breastfeeding moms, don’t want their babies to have pacifiers for the fear that it will interfere with the baby’s latch. Totally understandable and totally respectable from the […]