Category Archives: Wise Beyond Struggles

Inside the Minds of Identical Twins:Personal Q&A

Inside the Minds of Identical Twins:Personal Q&A

Many people don’t realize twins have emotional, cognitive, and other developments happening completely different compared to singletons. From socializing, peer pressure and more, the journey toward independence while being a twin is very different from that of a singleton. So parents of twins have much more to consider when raising twins or triplets. As aRead More

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Support Mommies In Need

Support Mommies In Need

Mommies In Need is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has begun serving DFW families in an exciting new way. Dallas is home to a large population of stay-at-home moms, but what happens to the family when the stay-at-home parent gets sick? They don’t get disability, there are mounting medical bills, and most importantly the kidsRead More

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Meeting Your Premature Baby for the First Time

Meeting Your Premature Baby for the First Time

I’m not about to write that my experience of seeing CC for the first time is the same as every mother of a premature baby’s experience, however in the six months in which CC was in hospital I did get to watch quite a few introductions and there was almost always the same initial expressionRead More

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Please Wear Purple This Month

Please Wear Purple This Month

During the month of November, I wear the color purple as much as I can. Around the world, different cities will light up well-known buildings with the color purple. And I ask YOU, at some point, or for World Prematurity Day which is Tuesday, November 17, 2015, to please wear purple. Why Purple? To helpRead More

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10 Reasons Why Prematurity Awareness Month Matters

10 Reasons Why Prematurity Awareness Month Matters

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and Tuesday, November 17 is World Prematurity Day, THE DAY, to really focus on awareness. We all know when it’s breast cancer awareness month, as one can practically suffocate with pink, and everyone is all too familiar with ALS via the fun ice-bucket challenge. Sadly, the fact that nearly allRead More

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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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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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Swimming Safely with Twins and Multiples

Swimming Safely with Twins and Multiples

Rain showers bring May flowers and then just like that it is swimming season. This time of the year always has me thinking ahead about water safety and equipment needs. Having a backyard pool, and three very young boys, water safety is a huge concern and enforcement in our household. I was fine with handlingRead 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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