Asher’s Heart Story   February 7th through the 14th is known as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Congenital heart defects (CHD) are America’s most common birth defect affecting over 40,000 babies each year. This is the story of my son, Asher Jude, and...
Like most expecting moms, I had heard of postpartum depression. I had heard about the signs and treatments, and the likelihood of experiencing it.  I had heard about baby blues as well. To be honest, I fully expected to...
Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may help boost your immune system and are known to aid in easing cold and flu symptoms. Keeping your body's immune system in tip-top shape during cold and flu seasons is key...

MOM GUILT & GYM TIME

Something that all of the parenting books, unsolicited advice from friends and family, and hours of “how to be the best mom” YouTube videos doesn’t prepare you for is the overwhelming amount of guilt that consumes you when you...
My friends and I made a rule a long time ago that unless the kids were puking and unable to leave the house we wouldn’t let their sickies keep us from getting together.  The idea was that between all...
My absolute favorite hobby is reading. I read everything from romance to thrillers and love to lose myself in a good story. I was able to read a lot of different books in 2019 and cannot wait to read...
As a breastfeeding mom of two years, I know how beneficial breastmilk is to babies and even toddlers.  It’s also something I don’t take for granted. I have family and friends who cannot breastfeed for one reason or another...
Do you remember the first time you picked up a crayon to color your first coloring book? During that experience, you were staring at bold black lines.  You might have scribbled all over the page with complete freedom.  Eventually, you...
Gratitude. It's a word I talk and think about often but sometimes I don't practice it as often as I should. Who has the time? Sometimes life gets hard and busy, and I struggle to remember how amazing my life...
It's the start of a new year again, and with that comes the excitement of a fresh start, a clean slate, and new beginnings.  One thing that many people do is make resolutions for themselves for the new year....

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