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Trials of Parenting While Pregnant

I’m so, so thrilled to be expecting my second child, due in mid-June. So far, the biggest surprise of this pregnancy is how much more difficult it has been than my pregnancy with my son, now just over two-years-old. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I know some women have pregnancies filled with complications or […]

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Let It Be Easy

I had my daughter a week before my 37th birthday – so I’m a little bit of an older first-time-mom. And maybe it’s with several years of business ownership, personal and professional development experience, big responsibilities and life lessons behind me that I’ve come to realize I have a less-than-typical perspective on life. For a  […]

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Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that people asked me a legitimate, yet scary question (scary to me, at least): “Are you going to breastfeed or bottle feed?” […]

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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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When Mother Nature Has A Different Plan For You

Oh my goodness, the pressure seems like it’s increasing. I truly dislike traveling to the grocery store. I feel like a whale. It use to take me twenty minutes to shop, now it takes me one hour. Ugh, eight more weeks and this will be over. Alright, I’m ready to leave. Let me grab my […]

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Miscarriage Part 2: The Letter

I had a miscarriage on December 23, 2016 at 13 weeks pregnant. I found out when I went in for my ultrasound. For 45 minutes a technician probed around with a wand up my vagina, clicking away at this measurement…and that one…never giving way that anything was out of the ordinary. Looking back, I knew […]

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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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