I should probably start with a disclaimer. I'm no expert crafter. But I am resourceful! My inspiration usually comes from things I see and like, but don't  necessarily want to buy. So while one hand pinches pennies, the other...
A little after three in the afternoon of September 11th, 2014, my son came into the world. In this moment, I began my journey as a mother of two and a first time breastfeeding momma. Before his arrival, I was...
I recently had a baby born during this COVID-19 crisis. While labor and delivery are challenging the real reality set in once we were home. At home, we are a family of five with a fur baby too. My...
The miracle of post partum padsicles is real and it's a game changer! I just had my second child and with each I can tell you these made a world of difference. Everyone talks about the joy of welcoming...
Some of you may be saying to yourself after reading that headline, I’ve never even heard of a postpartum doula before. I personally wish I would have known more about postpartum doulas when I was early momming because they...
As I'm speeding along in my second pregnancy, I can't help but notice the differences between this one and the first. I'm not just talking about symptoms and those oh-so-amusing (and usually embarrassing) changes that accompany growing a tiny...
What I've enjoyed most about working on this series covering pregnancy resources in Tampa Bay, is discovering so many stories of local moms who are passionate about providing quality resources to other mamas. These business-minded moms are about more...
It's hard to believe that I’ve been breastfeeding for four straight years. As I prepared for my daughter’s birth four and a half years ago, I never would have guessed this would be the particular breastfeeding journey I was...
Call me a weirdo, but I love labor! I don't enjoy being pregnant at all (and pregnancy doesn't agree with me either. You can read about that here). But there's something exciting about the labor experience. Whether it's due...
I’ve known about awareness month and like most, I shuddered to delve too deeply. It was too excruciating to think about and “please, God, don’t let it ever happen to me.” How inconceivable that pregnancy and infant loss is...

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...