When you're pregnant, you've got enough on your plate with well you know, GROWING A HUMAN! Then on top of it, people ask personal and very odd questions, even strangers. Here is the top 10 list of questions that...
If you're pregnant, or have been pregnant, you know all about that dreaded glucose test. Gulping down that sugary drink and having your blood drawn may not sound appealing, but it is an important screening test to find out...
During my first pregnancy, I read, researched, and took classes about parenting and babies to make sure I was prepared for my newborn. One undisputed recommendation from all sources was that breastfeeding is the most beneficial source of nutrition...
Ten days after my second child was born, I was sure my body had just about fully healed from childbirth. I felt like I was bouncing back. Caring for two kids was going pretty well. I was even keeping up...
As much as I want to meet my daughter, I can’t help but want to hold on to these final days of pregnancy. Despite the discomfort of being nine months pregnant during late summer in Tampa Bay, I’ve been...
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...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is on October 15th, and October is a month set aside to bring awareness, as well. Sadly, 25% of pregnancies do not go full-term.  We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked...
It’s been a few years since 3 a.m. feedings and rocking my son to sleep with Pandora playing lullabies in the background. Back then, my favorite song to sing to him was the sweet little boys’ lullaby “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)”...
The birth of my first son in 2013 didn't go exactly as planned. Even as a Type A scheduler, I felt pretty good about not being so consumed by the details and only had big picture "musts" in terms...
Last week, my three year old asked me if breastfeeding was my superpower. I decided to nurse my two sons because of the many benefits associated with breastfeeding - passing on maternal immunities to disease, promoting brain growth and development,...

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          April is Autism Awareness Month, but Autism Awareness is every day for us. My son Aiden was diagnosed with...