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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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Pregnancy Food Pairings

Pregnancy Food Pairings

I am what I like to call a “food motivated” person. Despite being a picky eater as a child (ok, ok, and through college…), I love good food: eating it, cooking it, and talking about it. I’m also a real person who eats Chick-fil-a, Cook Out, and frozen pizza because I believe in all things […]

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Father's Day for the Father-To-Be

Father’s Day for the Father-To-Be

I recently wished a friend of ours who is expecting a “Happy Mother’s Day.” She responded with a confused look and stated, “I am not a mom yet.” This conversation was then taken up with the owner of Richmond Moms Blog, Christina Tinker (@tinkertalks): When do you become a parent? Is it when you get […]

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Your Guide to Bloom Richmond 2017

Your Guide to Bloom Richmond 2017

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, Richmond Moms Blog hosted our first Bloom Richmond event for New & Expecting Parents. It was an exciting and joyous time to connect moms with local businesses, resources, and health care professionals. Moms were pampered, encouraged, and uplifted as they prepared to enter into or walk through their journey of [...]
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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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