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My journey to (biological) motherhood was anything but text book easy. It took about eight months to get pregnant. Once pregnant, I carried eight pounds of EXTRA amniotic fluid. I had back labor. The epidural didn't touch my labor...
When you think back to your first decision as a parent … you probably think formula or breastfed? Co-sleeping or crib? Maybe you think more to the toddler years, when discipline becomes part of the equation. Some parents haven’t thought...
Ever since I was little, I always had a dream about being first. Not just first place, but the first female in history to accomplish something amazing. In school when I learned about astronauts, I decided that I would work...
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October, 26th, 2016 started off like any other Monday for my friend Angela. She woke up, made breakfast, saw her husband off to work and got her four kids to their Baton Rouge schools. She waited as the small...
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  I truly believe that most people mean well, I really do. Unfortunately, too many people speak before they think. Today, a stranger at the grocery store (grocery stores make people BOLD, y'all!) was talking with my sweet baby and telling...
  Your friend is having a baby?! Yippee! Time to celebrate! Throw a baby shower, pin and share cute nursery decorations, set up the meal train! But what do you do when your friend decides to foster and brings home...
Every child deserves to be in a loving, stable and safe environment. When children are in foster care, a basic standard of care has been compromised, yet reunification of the children with their parents is always the first and...
Expectations are the downfall of my heart. I try not to have them and to just go with the flow, but sometimes, it's impossible not to have them. Whether it's expectations of what marriage will be like, or what...
This holiday season, abused and neglected children need safe, permanent homes more than any other gift. Your voice can help make that gift possible. As you prepare for a holiday season filled with family and friends, Capital Area CASA (Court...

Stay Out of My Uterus

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Stay Out of My Uterus When we decided to become foster parents a few years ago we never imagined that the first child placed with us would become available for adoption. We actually really hoped that he wouldn't become available...

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Baton Rouge Date Night: Juban’s Revamped!

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Over the years, my husband and I have enjoyed going to Juban’s for date nights, especially for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. We...
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