Author Archives: Nicole

40 Days Honoring 40 Years

40 Days Honoring 40 Years

Starting today and over the next 40 days I will be honoring my 40 years of life. This will begin today, September 5th and run until my birthday, October 15th. I wanted to do something different for this BIG birthday than have a party, trip or purchase something expensive. I really wanted to take aRead More

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Breastfeeding Awareness is About Sharing, Supporting, Caring

Breastfeeding Awareness is About Sharing, Supporting, Caring

Today is the end of World Breastfeeding Week but just the beginning for the awareness that needs to surround something that is natural but needs so much support. Breastfeeding does not just include feeding a baby or child with breastmilk from the breast directly, but also includes pumping breastmilk to feed and a  greater awareness isRead More

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A Summer Visit to the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

A Summer Visit to the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

I had read about the summer activities on the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower earlier in the summer and knew this would be something fun for my son and I to do before he started kindergarten. They offer two weekly programs for families during the summer to participate in addition to enjoying the 360 degree viewRead More

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I had a Miscarriage….again.

I had a Miscarriage….again.

For some close, long time friends, I feel like a broken record. “Hey! We are pregnant! Pray for us.” then 4-6 weeks later…”Well, I had a miscarriage. Pray for healing.” Then to other friends, I feel like a sappy puppy. “We had all these fertility struggles and miscarriages, adopted an amazing boy, had ANOTHER miscarriage,Read More

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The Trifecta to Getting Pregnant

The Trifecta to Getting Pregnant

+++I first want to congratulate Carol D. for winning our Kindness Wins Giveaway! You can still read our review and purchase the book now.++++ Recently I was perusing on Facebook and in a Cloth Diaper Chat group, of all places, someone posted the question how could she get pregnant fast. My favorite answer was “HaveRead More

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The End of March Madness

The End of March Madness

Until I was 24 years old April 1st was about April Fool’s Day….centered round jokes, pranks and having fun, especially with my mother. Then on April 1, 2000 I walked into the church I had attended since I was a child and shared how my mother was a lover of jokes, pranks and laughter. WeRead More

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Book Review & Giveaway: Kindness Wins by Galit Breen

Book Review & Giveaway: Kindness Wins by Galit Breen

What happens when your blog about 12 Secrets Happily Married Women Know goes viral, and people don’t criticize the article but criticize your wedding photos? If you are Galit Breen, you write another viral blog about how those publicly spewed, intrinsically negative and vile words hurt and were unnecessary. Then you realize this is theRead More

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Is Gender Selection For Us or Just for Fun?

Is Gender Selection For Us or Just for Fun?

When we adopted our son, we thought that was it when it came to having children in our family. We had been gifted this child by God and by this woman, his biological mother, and we were going to be a boy-centric family. Then I gave birth to our daughter and we were the familyRead More

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I am a Survivor of Suicide

I am a Survivor of Suicide

I always knew how my mom would die. From an early age she told me she would end her life, she always said it would be after she had grandchildren. It wasn’t anything morbid or weird to me, just a fact of life and something I knew would happen. I never questioned it. She LIVEDRead More

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No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

When we went through foster care/adoption training there was a lot of education. My husband and I went to class weekly that totaled over 30 hours of training, if only every person had to get this kind of training to become a parent! During one of our classes we learned about brain development and nutrition.Read More

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