Category Archives: Wise Beyond Struggles

Nicole Featured on Dallas Moms Blog

Nicole Featured on Dallas Moms Blog

In honor of National Adoption Month I was contacted by Dallas Moms Blog to write a blog about adoption. This was such an honor as a new blog write and something I am passionate about. I loved sharing the first part of our adoption story yesterday and will share the rest tomorrow. The topic ofRead More

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Our Adoption Story Part 1

Our Adoption Story Part 1

Our adoption story starts years before we heard about or brought our son home. It started because I always felt like I wanted to adopt. So when my husband and I were dating and discussing the future, I made sure that our future included adoption….and our future did include adoption, just not the way IRead More

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Born too Soon; Life on a NICU for a Preterm Baby and his Mom

Born too Soon; Life on a NICU for a Preterm Baby and his Mom

Hi, I’m Eryn. Beth and I became friends a lifetime ago on a tour of the Scottish Highlands, long before husbands and children came along and changed the way we travel. I’m a 38 year old Canadian mother of two boys living in London, England. I was a primary school teacher but became a stayRead More

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Why We Need to Talk about Miscarriage & Infant Loss

Why We Need to Talk about Miscarriage & Infant Loss

This is a repost, you can find the original post here. I have referenced before how I had wonderful dreams of surprising my husband with some sort of cute way to say “I’m pregnant” but instead came back from a doctor’s appointment saying the words “I’m pregnant” followed by “They can’t find a heartbeat”. This has beenRead More

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Linking up for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day

Linking up for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day

Today we are taking a very special moment, something close to home, to talk about, post about and share with others in the hopes of offering support in several ways. Click here to see today’s post for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day. Thank you for supporting us and those who have lost a babyRead More

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Let’s Talk about Miscarriage

Let’s Talk about Miscarriage

I have referenced before how I had wonderful dreams of surprising my husband with some sort of cute way to say “I’m pregnant” but instead came back from a doctor’s appointment saying the words “I’m pregnant” followed by “They can’t find a heartbeat”. This has been some of the hardest words I have ever had toRead More

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Our Hearts in Connecticut

Our Hearts in Connecticut

When we first adventured into blogging, we dedicated our very first post to the families affected by the tragedy in Norway; a mass shooting of children at a summer camp. A total of 77 lives were claimed then.   This recent Connecticut shooting of children at a kindergarden, leaving 26 dead, brought back memories of thisRead More

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KMC, Holding baby like a Kangaroo

KMC, Holding baby like a Kangaroo

KMC: Kangaroo Mother Care. Cuddling your baby like a kangaroo is a valuable step parents can give to their newborns. The mother or father places their child, skin to skin, vertically against their chest, acting as sort of a live incubator. Just like a real baby kangaroo, your baby finds themself in a safe, warmRead More

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Tests run for possible preterm babies

Tests run for possible preterm babies

I think it is important for high risk mothers to know and understand their options for pregnancy tests. Especially with twins, when there is a preterm birth risk, there are tests that can be monitored and ran. In my case, the doctors were monitoring the following ways: 1) cervical length: This is measured by anRead More

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