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I’m not sad. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. My life feels complete, so why does my chest hurt? It hurts so bad, as though an elephant is sitting on it and I’m gasping for air. It’s...
"Happy birthday to my better half," is often a post I see while skimming through Facebook.  "Tomorrow I marry my better half," is a stream of consciousness post I saw when my friends and I were in the bright-eyed engagement...

“Was it Planned?”

We found out I was pregnant exactly two weeks after our youngest turned one. I knew that had to be the only excuse for all my excessive crying at work and rationale that my students were out to get...
My older son will be 4 years old in a week and, like so many parents, each year I find myself looking back at pictures and reflecting on his birthday. What does his birthday mean to us? How has...
I didn't think much of the Gestational Diabetes screening during my first pregnancy. I chugged the orange drink, waited an hour, then went on my way. This pregnancy, though, I was not so lucky. I had a few hints...
January 2015 I was 36 weeks pregnant with my daughter, and we found out that Ohio State was going to be playing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl - only an hour drive away! (*It's important to note here that my...
I didn’t miscarry my baby. I felt her die inside of me. I felt every contraction for days. I cried & begged & pleaded for life. I didn’t lose my baby. I was painfully aware of that life bleeding out...

Continuing After Loss

You know how you feel when someone punches you in the stomach and you lose your breath for a few minutes? That is how I’ve felt about writing lately. As in for over six months. Traumatic experiences tend to...
Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Best Foods for Breastfeeding Many breastfeeding moms worry about the foods they eat, thinking they have to eat a perfect diet in order...
Disclosure :: This post is part of a series for World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Breastfeeding Goes High-Tech in Baton Rouge Human beings have breastfed their babies since the beginning of time. But what a time to be...
When we lost our baby, I lost myself for a bit. I felt broken, half gone. But only half because I still had a daughter to care for. It was many cold, haunting nights. Lonely despair. And lots of...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Bencaz Family Dentistry.  What You Need to Know about Dental Health in Pregnancy Congrats you are growing toes in that belly of yours. Pregnancy is an exciting time and also full of a lot...

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