Preparing for My Little Prince

Several years ago, a friend recommended that I read a children’s book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery called The Little Prince. “It is surprisingly deep,” she said. “I promise you’ll really enjoy it!” Figuring that a children’s book at worst wouldn’t take much of my time if it was a bust, I gave it a…

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My Experience with Preeclampsia

You won’t find any pictures of me pregnant on facebook or instagram. Zero. There was one that a friend posted, but I deleted it because it makes me cry just looking at it, even two years later sans baby hormones. Why? Well, I was huge quite frankly. HUGE. Not pregnant huge, but preeclampsia huge. Don’t…

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A Letter to C Section Momma Heroes

Dear C Section Mommas, As C Section Awareness Month comes to a close, I wanted to give a word of encouragement to all you strong, brave women who made this decision – who chose life – for your precious little ones. You gave birth to your baby. Can I say that again? YOU GAVE BIRTH…

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Learning To Budget (When You’ve Never Had To)

Budgeting is just part of life right? Well, for me this is somewhat of a first. I was blessed to grow up in a household that didn’t worry to much about money. Don’t get me wrong, my parents worked very hard to get to where they are today, and budgeted quite a bit when they…

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What to Expect After the C Section

I’m a big believer in the value of setting the right expectations in order to be able to respond to any given situation in the best way possible. You can imagine then how unpleasant it has been for me to learn that motherhood is basically one lifelong battle between my expectations and reality, and reality…

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Submit: My C Section Birth Story

The month of April is recognized as C Section Awareness Month, so I am taking the opportunity to raise awareness with a few posts on the subject from my own personal experience and perspective. C sections take place for all kinds of reasons, and a lot of people have opinions regarding the frequency even necessity…

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