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My pregnancy journey has been three years in the making. My husband and I first conceived in 2016. We were ecstatic (and terrified). Sadly, that pregnancy miscarried at just under 10 weeks. The path continued with a chemical pregnancy...
Advanced Maternal Age As an advanced maternal aged mother, Family Planning was an ongoing statement that I used so often during my pregnancy. Ironically, the term “advanced maternal age“ was new to me and I was curious as to why...
Considering my youngest child is 4, it has been a minute since I registered for baby items myself. That said, I've done a lot of nannying since having my own babies and feel like I still have a good...
Let’s talk about Cesarean birth for a minute. Seems that the hype is all about giving birth vaginally and unmedicated, and for some reason, Cesarean birth is shamed or simply misunderstood. Like all births, Cesarean is beautiful. I personally...
Truth be told, I cry WITH my newborn baby sometimes... Not because I need a diaper change, not because I'm hungry, not because I'm tired (well maybe a little LOL) but because being a full-time mommy to a newborn is...
Should I have another baby?  It’s something I ask myself every day. Multiple times a day, if I’m being honest. It’s a fleeting thought when I’m washing dishes, when I’m lying in bed at night, when I’m scrolling on my...
A gut feeling. That little voice you can't ignore. A mother's intuition. Whatever you call it, you know what I mean. This is the story of my first child's birth, and I hope that it reminds you of the...
There. I said it. But before we dive in, let me cover my bases.  Pregnancy is a literal miracle, I know. I should be thankful that my body is healthy and able to create life, I know. I should be...
I got an epidural AFTER the baby was born. Yep. You read that right. It all started when I saw that magical, digital word… “Pregnant.” In that moment, I became a control freak mother. I always imagined that I would...
If you have three kids or have ever thought about adding that third kid to your family then I am sure you've seen the articles on how hard having three kids is. Maybe you have also heard from friends...
We have all been there, we have the cute baby bump, we’re glowing yet emotional but when it comes to getting dressed, NOTHING FITS!! Do I have to get dressed? During my third trimester, it was mid-summer last year and it...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Tips for Staying Cool While Pregnant Summer in New Orleans means one thing – unescapable smoldering heat. Hot humid summer days in New Orleans offer little comfort when you are pregnant and...
I come from a family who makes beautiful, smart children by the tons. We are Irish Catholic, and man, do we like to make those stereotypes about not having a television ring with (at least a little bit of) truth. The...