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Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms {Recap}

Disclosure: This event would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors. Thank you so much to The Hatch for allowing us to host the event. A huge thank you to our wonderful title sponsor, Indiana University Health North Hospital. Finally, thank you to Indy Fresh for providing delicious light bites and beverages for the [...]
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#AskHer – May is Maternal Depression Awareness Month

“New baby” and “depression” aren’t phrases you commonly hear together. But, as, we know and have experienced, motherhood hits you in the face. While pregnancy seems long – a gradual progression – there is nothing gradual about becoming a mother. Motherhood can blindside you, even if you read all the books and prepped the nursery […]

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I Wore Leggings as Pants and I Liked It.

  I couldn’t help but chuckle a little this week when the story came out that United Airlines forced two girls to change their clothes after they tried to board their flight wearing leggings.  SAY WHAT?  Yes, that is an actual news story.   As it turns out, the story was a complete PR nightmare […]

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What a Mom Looks Like

What do you picture when you hear the word, “mom?” Perhaps you picture yourself or the mom you wished you resembled a bit more. Well, today I’m happy to share exactly what a mom looks like. A mom is black, and she is white, and she is brown. And she thinks a lot about her […]

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Postpartum Freezer Meals

About a month before my due date with my second child, I decided that this time around I was going to make freezer meals. In preparation of becoming a family of four, I knew it would be up to me to make sure we all ate normally, even if we weren’t all sleeping normally. I […]

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The Pregnancy Condition that Almost Killed Me Postpartum {Preeclampsia Awareness}

What is Postpartum Preeclampsia? Mixing two seemingly oxymoronic pronouns, the term “postpartum preeclampsia” doesn’t sound possible. How can you have a pre-condition post-pregnancy? While not medical advice- if you have questions, please ask your doctor- here is a quick summary of some Google searches and my personal account of the condition. We’ll start with defining preeclampsia. […]

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

When I was pregnant last year, I showed several early warning signs that I would be an unlucky mother with postpartum depression and anxiety: terrible rages I couldn’t calm down from, days of crying over every single thing that went wrong, and a constant voice in my head, belittling me and telling me I was […]

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Breastfeeding Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Disclaimer: I am not a lactation consultant or a doctor. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, please seek help at your local La Leche League or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Trust me, they are worth it. Before my husband and I got married, we talked about how we wanted to raise […]

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Postpartum Bleeding: When To Call

We’re all given the discharge instructions from the hospital after we’ve had a baby regarding pain relief, prenatal vitamins, infant care, how to care for any incisions we’ve had, bleeding, breastfeeding, diet and nutrition, activity, emotional changes and the always important list of ‘When To Call Your Doctor’. When To Call Your Doctor. If you’re having […]

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Postpartum Baskets: Making New-Mom-Life Easier

While newly pregnant with our second daughter, I was gifted a large open-topped picnic basket in a beautiful teal paisley print. Besides our backyard summertime cookouts, my family and I aren’t in the habit of picnicking. I stuck the basket in my catch-all/craft room figuring I could definitely find a use for it later. Fast […]

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