Currently, I am sitting in my home office, halfway through my third pregnancy. There was foresight and decision making that when into choosing to become pregnant during a pandemic (no, we aren't just another pandemic pregnancy!) but some amazing...
Maternity photos, to do or not to do, what a hard question! I will tell you now that I wish I had done them! I know that it is a tough choice and here are some pros and cons. I...
Let’s take a minute to talk TTC. What’s TTC?  It’s the medical acronym for “trying to conceive,” or actively attempting a pregnancy.  So acronym-y.  So sterile (no pun intended).  Unable, in these three small letters, to hint at any of...
This post was created in partnership with Beech-Nut® Naturals™. All opinions are our own. We recently hosted a party for some of our Mommy Friends and Contributors in partnership with Beech-Nut® Naturals™. It was so easy and fun to plan...
Let me just start by saying that I know pregnancy can be extremely difficult for some women and much easier for others but regardless of how your pregnancy is going, I hope this helps a bit.   Normally, when a pregnant...
A million years ago I wrote a reflection on the decision to have a second baby. Spoiler alert: I was pregnant about 10 seconds after it was posted. When my husband and I were dating we had a frank discussion...
Being hospitalized after my cesarean section was one of the greatest learning moments in breastfeeding that I never chose to have. I know, it sounds like every mother’s dream, right? But seriously, let me explain. I’m a twin mom. An “advanced...
I've had this conversation a few times lately.  It starts with downcast eyes and is in hushed tones.  Sometimes it ends with hot tears and feelings of shame, sometimes it ends with a slow trickle of exhausted crying that...
When I found out I was pregnant, I had a list of expectations that I had set for myself when I became a mother.  Breastfeeding was at the top of that list.  The benefits of breastfeeding are astounding -...
Hey all! Happy New Year! Hope you all are meeting and exceeding this years’ goals already. One of mine is to get out of this funk. Baby boy is due in April and while I am so thrilled beyond...
Not So Ideal Second Pregnancy Three months into our adventure of raising our son we were surprised with the news of another baby on the way.  The Shock To say that I was really excited to jump back into another pregnancy would...

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Whenever I hear about someone having their first child, I so desperately want to insert my opinions on what to buy and what not to buy. My Mommy Must Haves. Not because I am some self-proclaimed baby-stuff-expert, but so...
There is a special kind of anxiety that comes when a woman has experienced a miscarriage and then conceives again. She feels that any moment, this precious being could be ripped from her. There would be no warning. Nothing...

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  It's fall and in Flagstaff, that means chilly temps and gorgeous foliage in hues of crimson, gold, and magenta; and it is the perfect...