The Lessons an Unplanned Pregnancy Taught Me

I had everything under control, and then my pregnancy test turned positive. I was 21 years old. It’s a situation that virtually every woman has imagined herself in or avoided being in countless times over, so it’s probably easy to empathize with. Imagine being two months out of college, unmarried, no health insurance, no savings and a packed schedule of job interviews. You’re standing alone in the bathroom, and the positive pregnancy test your mother urged you to buy is lying on the sink. ...more

The 10 Most Embarrassing Aspects of Pregnancy

As women, many of us pride ourselves in our composure, femininity, and grace. I like being the woman of my husband’s life. In his mind, I do not pass gas, I am patient and kind, smart and quick witted. I am his wife and his best friend. We are equals. However, when pregnancy enters the picture, all that flies out the window. ...more

Gratitude for My Sister-in-Law and Her Life-Giving Gift

After many years of trying to have a baby, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2012. My husband and I went through a successful round of in vitro fertilization to freeze our embryos before I underwent chemo and radiation to knock out the cancer. After my last treatment in June of 2013, we were unfortunately left knowing that I would never be able to carry a child. My brother’s beautiful wife, Jordan—my sister-in-law and Angel on Earth—came to us and offered to carry our baby. Through many happy tears, we accepted. ...more
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Gender Reveal! We're having a ....

I'm still on Cloud 9 from the last couple of days! My husband and I had our 20 week anatomy scan on Tuesday, where we learned that our little growing peanut looks perfect and healthy, which is all that matters, but we were also fortunate to hear if it was a boy or a girl!...more

The Lessons an Unplanned Pregnancy Taught Me

I had everything under control, and then my pregnancy test turned positive. I was 21 years old. It’s a situation that virtually every woman has imagined herself in or avoided being in countless times over, so it’s probably easy to empathize with. Imagine being two months out of college, unmarried, no health insurance, no savings and a packed schedule of job interviews. You’re standing alone in the bathroom, and the positive pregnancy test your mother urged you to buy is lying on the sink. ...more

A Maternity Fix

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The 10 Most Embarrassing Aspects of Pregnancy

As women, many of us pride ourselves in our composure, femininity, and grace. I like being the woman of my husband’s life. In his mind, I do not pass gas, I am patient and kind, smart and quick witted. I am his wife and his best friend. We are equals. However, when pregnancy enters the picture, all that flies out the window. ...more

Infant Reflux and How we Survived It

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You Want Support. You Need Stretch.

 It’s awesome to have a support network when you are a new mama. You need that unconditional love.  But sometimes, a support network can feel little more like an enabling network.  Those who support you don’t want to see you get hurt or endure any pain. They don’t want you to make mistakes. They want to protect you from challenges that may be difficult for you. They try to save you....more

Twin Pregnancy Weekly Update

We are here at 20 weeks, the actual halfway point for single pregnancies. As you're reading this, I will actually be at the end of my 21st week, headed into week 22. I have officially been pregnant now for 146 days, and have about 112 days left until the end of 37 weeks, when I have to deliver by according to my doctor.Those numbers make it seem so far away still! (You can read my 19 Week Update Here)...more

Parent and Provider - Building Trust

  When your new caregiver begins watching your children, you probably won’t know much about them. You won’t know their favorite color, their hopes and dreams or their bad habits. More importantly, you won’t know their parenting style. It is crucial that you choose a provider that is like you in parenting style....more

Life Lessons Learned From Potty Training

I think, operative word being think, that we have two completely potty trained children in this house. No one is more shocked than I! Just like everything with kids, the experience was completely different from Ace to Pierce. Like night and day. Even though the end game was the same, they went about it all differently. Tricks that worked with Ace were laughable with Pierce....more

How to get the most of of your workouts

How to get the most out of your pregnancy workoutOne of the things I love the most about what I do is my Fit & Fab Moms Class....more