I found out I was having twins it was a shock. I started to prepare my mind for having preemies, even though most people actually go full term with twins. That's just how my mind works.  What my mind didn’t...
If my husband died in the line of duty tomorrow... This is a thought that I have successfully pushed to the back of my mind for the past eight years. That is until I woke up on the morning of...
I know some of us have not been there but most of us have…. You know… that one time you had to rush your child to the emergency room freaking out because they injured themselves in one form or...
Moms have so much on their plate postpartum, but there isn't much discussion about what is considered the "fifth trimester." Some moms are able to stay home with their children, and others even have jobs where they work from...
When you are expecting your first child there are a few things you do. You prepare a baby registry, pack a hospital bag, and generally get everything ready for the baby. One thing I think is common for new...
  Five years ago our family grew by four legs and a tail.  We decided it was time to get a dog.  After raising three kids into the teen years, our fourth "child" Louie, the rescue Bichon was by far...
Two of my children are bilingual. One is not. Given my family's 66% success rate, I am reevaluating what works for raising bilingual children, and what we may be doing that clearly isn't working at all. Background First, I'll give you a bit...
I was the perfect parent before I became a parent. My first born was relatively easy. She was a colicky baby and didn’t always nap, but she was super laid back otherwise. She was always a go with the flow...
I never knew how awesome the letters EI were until they became a part of my life. When my son and daughter were born at 25 weeks we knew there would be some obstacles in the path.  We were referred...
“There is no heartbeat” The words every single woman fears hearing the second the plus sign appears and our hearts became instantly attached to our baby. Sadly the reality is a lot of us moms will hear those words and...

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