My pregnancy - 10 things I needed to survive!

Looking back, there are some things I would NEVER have got through pregnancy without. Here are my recommendations for what were really essential during my pregnancy....more

I've Been Working on the Nur-sery! (Part 1)

And so it is official - the nursery decorating is in progress!  The plan is this: my super handy dad is going to install white wainscoting around the lower half of the walls.  The upper half will be stripes that are 6" pale pink and 12" a nice, calming green.  I know, nothing that hasn't been done before, but I'm excited.  ...more

Five Things To Do Before You Get Pregnant

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early bird

This blog follows the journey of my 4th pregnancy from the fleck we saw at the first ultrasound to the birth and nicu stay of my beautiful little bird born at 27 weeks and 4 days. The bane of my life is my antiphospholipid syndrome which has caused 3 miscarriages, including the loss of our son, Max, at 21 weeks. ...more

The Trimesters of Life - SAHM Project - Entry Six

Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car. It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

A (Belated) Year in Review

I know, I know. 2010 has already been in full-swing for a month now, and everyone did their year in review and resolutions in January. What can I say?...more

Moms in Boyland

Welcome to the first Mom's in Boyland blog!...more

To Kegel or Not to Kegel

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Kegel 2.0 Part 2- Teamwork

 In Kegel 2.0 Part 1, we worked on increasing awareness of the portion of the pelvic floor that helps stop leaks by using a positional cue, shifting at the ankles as if you were going off a ski jump. This position gives women better awareness and access to this elusive set of muscles so they can begin to strengthen effectively. ...more