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Making Your Marriage a Priority

Making Your Marriage a Priority After Baby

When I was pregnant with my first son, I received more advice than I could possibly process. I couldn’t go to the grocery store without people giving me their (often unsolicited) child-rearing opinions. So around the middle of the second trimester, I just stopped listening. As soon as I’d hear the infamous “Let me give […]

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5 Ways Help a New Mom

5 Ways to Help a New Mom

I was weeks away from becoming a new mom…for the second time. While I still had excitements and anxieties surrounding the arrival of my second son, I also had a sense of calm and confidence that I didn’t have the first time. With the birth of my first son, I was at a complete and […]

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The Second Time Mom's Hospital Bag

The Second Time Mom’s Hospital Bag

I’ve mentioned that I’m not as prepared for Baby No. 2 (coming early July!) as I was for our daughter. But one thing that is for sure going to be better prepared this time around is my hospital bag. Here’s what’s making the cut for our second trip to the hospital: For Labor & Delivery […]

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Emma and Ava

My Birth Story – Emma

My first pregnancy was fairly uncomplicated in the beginning. I experienced mild amounts of morning sickness but not much. By my second trimester, I was energetic and had that enviable glow that pregnant women are famous for. This ease ended when I went into preterm labor at 27 weeks because I was working 12-hour days […]

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Baby Roy, 5 minutes old

Birth can be redemptive

All birth stories are important, each for different reasons. The birth of my second child was redemptive and restorative for me because it showed me my own power. I was woefully uneducated with my first birth and put a lot of trust into my ob-gyn that was, unfortunately, misplaced faith. Suffice it to say that […]

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