This may be one of the harder posts for me to write. For one main reason-judgement. We have all heard the line - breast is best. We know it. We get it. There is a lot surrounding a woman and her choice to breastfeed her child. I've said it a million times before in this [...]
You don't realize the ever growing list of "to do" items that suddenly creep up on you when you are pregnant. Some are easy to tackle and others, well, I would assume ignore. For some reason finding a pediatrician was one of those I really wanted to ignore on the list. I wish I could [...]
Back when my Husband and I were married, we didn't have a bridal shower. I had been previously married and him and I were having a destination wedding. I was very uncomfortable having a shower, even though some said I should, because I felt like my family had already been there, done that for me. [...]
Last week school started around our area. On the first day of school, I found myself in the school supply section at Target, digging for a binder and any other things that looked like I might require them while on sale. I noticed the high school aged girls a few feet from me, staring. They [...]
It seems when you become pregnant you are not allowed to simply have a bad day. You cannot just wake up on the wrong side of the bed after no sleep, spill coffee on your shirt, forget your lunch on the counter, get cut off by an old person driver, show up at work late, [...]
For all those out there who have lost a baby. They will never be forgotten and I hope you all find what heals you.
Today is August 19 – a day of HOPE – hosted by the Carly Marie Project. The inspiration for today is to break the silence about infant and pregnancy loss while honouring the lives of our children who left us too soon.
Participants are encouraged to make a prayer flag in memory of their child(ren), then share photos of it on social media.
I didn’t get a chance to make a flag to honour Emme, but I did share one of the project’s awareness images on my Instagram with the following statement:
“Some people think that having a rainbow baby in your womb changes everything. It doesn’t. You don’t ever forget. You simply learn to live as the “new you” – a mother to two children, one Angel; one on his way. You know that life can change in an instant, so you become more grateful for your blessings. You feel…
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Putting together our baby's nursery was something I really looked forward to when we were TTC. I happily pinned idea after idea on Pinterest for the perfect nursery and figured from the word go, on being pregnant, that I would be decorating and redecorating baby's room till my heart was content. I watched other friends [...]
We had a sub come in that day, a sub I've worked out with several times. I was busying myself with getting my mat out while the sub asked the class if they would prefer to stick with basic yoga, as that is what the class is, or try piyo, which is what she regularly [...]