Preparing for Baby: Freeze-Ahead Meals

June 1, 2015

For all of us who’re parents or soon-to-be parents, time can slip by so easily.  And before we know it, we’re calling up for take-out and falling into a ho-hum routine of our usual go-to spots.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could access...

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Motherhood Advice: All a Mother Needs Is Love

May 26, 2015

As my due date fast approaches, I’ve been experiencing a wide mix of emotions while also trying to accomplish as many last-minute preparations before our little nugget makes her first appearance. Along with the mother-to-be frenzy is...

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The Pregnancy Journal of a Late Bloomer: Chapter 5

May 20, 2015

TMH: Can’t believe it’s any day now, and everyone keeps asking if I’m ready. Well, I’m never ready. I’m the person standing at the open door of a plane, wearing the parachute with no real intentions of jumping. If someone doesn’t push...

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Beauty Advice for Moms

May 6, 2015

Being a single, working mom, most days feel like they aren’t long enough because of everything that needs to be done, so of course, way too often my needs are last on the to-do list. But, Mommies, I have come to realize that we must...

Celebrating Motherhood

May 5, 2015

Seven years ago today, I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. I took her to brunch after church and thanked her for all that she had done for me. At that time, I’d just met the man I would later marry and was still in the throes of my...

The Pregnancy Journal of a Late Bloomer: Chapter 4

April 28, 2015

Middle of the 3rd Trimester (8 Months or 32-36 Weeks) HH: You’re almost there! You’ll be meeting your baby in just a few more weeks. Enjoy this time. Doing your pregnancy journaling now will help you to prepare emotionally and mentally...

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Fact vs. Myth: Childbirth

April 15, 2015

Childbirth—we’ve all heard mixed messages, varying stories, conflicting opinions, and a diverse range of options when it comes to how childbirth “should” or “can” happen. Hollywood movies portray it one way, while your friends talk...

8 Ways to Prepare for the Perfect Babymoon

April 14, 2015

I used to think the word babymoon was awkward, or maybe it was the concept. What pregnant woman wants to waddle around in a bikini—sweating, feeling full, and without a cocktail to ease the discomfort? Let’s not try to recreate the...

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Gabrialla Maternity Support Belt

April 7, 2015

It’s no secret that exercise is important during pregnancy. One of the things that exercise does is keep you at a healthy pregnancy weight. To find out what your pre-pregnancy BMI is, check out this BMI calculator. Once your BMI is...

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