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It is mid-June. In New Orleans. I am third-trimester pregnant. And I am not okay. The worst part is, it’s only going to get hotter. Somehow, I have to make it through all of July and August to my September...
“This is my fourth baby. I’ve been here before. Nothing has ever gone terribly wrong. I’m pretty sure I’ve got this.” These were the words I told myself throughout my entire pregnancy, even throughout my labor and delivery. Well,...
Oh, pregnancy brain. That crazy, foggy sensation where you do silly things for unknown reasons and don’t quite realize what’s wrong until your mistake has already been made.  I’m on my third pregnancy now, and the pregnancy brain just keeps...
For me, it was never a question of if I would get the vaccine, but more so when I would get it. In late 2020 when the COVID vaccine was first available in the United States, I didn’t follow...
If you have always been independently minded, how do you establish a strong team? Typically, I have been the type to know that I could get things accomplished independently and not have to rely too much on others. Oh,...
Nine months: it shoots by like a bottle rocket for everyone around you and seems to drag on especially slowly when it's happening to you. Especially during a pandemic when you experience a daily and weekly routine so out...
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...