Category Archives: Maternity/ Newborns/ Babies

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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Let’s Talk about Family Leave!

Let’s Talk about Family Leave!

Family leave also called parental or maternity leave is the time one takes off from work for the birth or adoption of a child. Have you taken Family leave? Did you find it fair? Or did you feel cheated? What would you like to see changed if possible? This post is specifically about family leaveRead 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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The Bubble

The Bubble

My husband and I have this joke about putting me in “The Bubble”. You see when we were trying to conceive we really were ready to do ANYTHING to have a baby. So I gave up alcohol, caffeine, sugar, exercise, sushi, etc. for months at a time. There was a time where my husband wouldn’tRead More

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The Pregnancy Fire Drill

The Pregnancy Fire Drill

This fire drill happened a few months back. But it was definitely a fire drill for our family. Wait, what is that? Why is that happening now? I am seven days early in my cycle. OMG, is that implantation bleeding? No, it can’t be! The timing is not right. Where is my tracker……Sex on thisRead More

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What You Should NOT Say to a Mom of Twins

What You Should NOT Say to a Mom of Twins

With the pregnancy and birth of my first child, unintentionally deprecating comments from strangers or family members directed against me didn’t really bother me. I’m a pretty go-with-the-flow sort of person and when strangers make remarks I usually classify their comments into two categories, #1 They mean well and were trying to be nice andRead More

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Making Friends Down Under

Making Friends Down Under

To commemorate Australia Day we asked Maggie to guest blog about her experience moving to Australia and meeting new mommy friends. After my husband’s job moved us around the United States for years, we were thrilled to get the opportunity to live overseas. We excitedly began packing and researching our new destination, Australia! Our bucketRead More

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Twin Royal Babies which One should Rule The Crown?

Twin Royal Babies which One should Rule The Crown?

Imagine you give birth to boy/girl twins, and they are in line to the throne of a country. In your opinion, who should be the heir to the throne? Which one should rule the crown? The first born, or the boy no matter what? When I was pregnant with twins, my head was spinning withRead More

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The 40 Year Gap

The 40 Year Gap

This is a continuation of my journey through the thoughts, feelings and experiences contemplating adding a third child to our family. My initial post provides a glimpse into the reality and the joke of this question for our family. If I have a third baby….we will have 40 years between us. I feel pretty awesomeRead More

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Are you going to have another baby?

Are you going to have another baby?

“So are you going to have another baby?” This seems to be the question that people ask right after you have a child. This question can bring up lots of emotions if you struggled to have the child you are holding in your arms. Having dealt with infertility and losses, adoption and having a rainbowRead More

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