Our sweet little girl, Novena Joy, just turned one year old. We went to Texas for her birthday because her Lola (grandmother) wanted to throw her a grandiose birthday party that was supposed to be family only. Somehow the...
Let's face it, having a newborn is TOUGH! Not only is it physically demanding, but it's an emotional rollercoaster as well. The lack of sleep and having this new being that depends on you every waking minute can be...
As soon as I began announcing that I was expecting, one of the first statements I heard after, "Congratulations!" was, "You better start looking for a daycare." I had no idea that some daycares have lists that are TWO YEARS LONG!...
Are they twins? This is by far the most popular question I get asked about my twin girls. I guess people do a double take and aren't sure what to think. Despite the latest CDC statistics stating there are more...
We’ve all heard “it takes a village” when raising a family. When I first heard this saying, I imagined a life in which I could take my newborn baby home to a house filled with relatives; aunts, cousins, and...
My son was born in early June. Perfect timing, truly. I didn't have to endure too many days feeling like a cooked whale, and school had just let out, so it seemed like an intelligent time to duck out...
Becoming a new mom is an incredible journey, and you're learning so much as you watch your baby grow. One of the things that I learned a lot about was the importance of getting my baby and myself out...
When I found myself pregnant with my second child, my firstborn was 2.5 years old. One great thing about toddlerhood is not having to lug a diaper bag around with you everywhere you go. I had long ditched the bulky...
When I found out I was pregnant, there was never a doubt I would return to work. I had been at my job for 15 years, was well established in my career, and we were comfortable as a two-income...
“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due date and my husband and I just finished a 2-mile walk. “First babies never come on...
Breastfeeding is a job. It consumes anywhere between two to six hours of your day, depending on the age of your child, whether you're pumping or nursing, and other factors. This time doesn't even include the cleanup you have...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and while it's meant to celebrate all the positives about breastfeeding, let's just get real for a moment. Breastfeeding is indeed wonderful in many ways. But, it can also be complicated, demanding, unglamorous, and even...
If you are reading this, you are likely expecting your first baby (congratulations!), or maybe you are in the midst of the newborn haze. As I write this, I am at the end of that first postpartum month, as...
As a stay-at-home mom, one of the things I've been thinking a lot about is how I'm going to entertain my baby during the sweltering Columbia summer months. There are some great places to visit with your baby (Riverbanks Zoo,...
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