What to Do When Your Kids Come Between Friendships When I had one kid I could take him everywhere and be friends with everyone. We would take long strolls down the boardwalk when my husband was deployed, sip coffee together...
  "We don't care whether it's a girl or a boy.  Just as long as it's healthy." Is that so?  And what if it's not?  What then? My husband and I were hoping to expand our family.  Soon after two heartbreaking miscarriages...

The Birth of My First Child

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My first child, oh how to put it, came at his own pace. I would go into those Dr appointments so hopeful that things were progressing and I wasn't at all. I would hear about how people were dilated weeks...
"It takes a village." That may be the most used phrase in motherhood, at least that I've heard. But one thing that never accompanies that statement is exactly WHAT that village looks like. I think that's probably because every village...
If you have babies, toddlers, big kids, teenagers, here are some fun Easter Basket ideas that are not all about the candy! The nice thing about this is that it can serve as a double purpose for the things...
I love spending intentional time with each of my kids.  There is something about slowing down, pausing the day to day routines, and really cultivating our relationship that makes me feel so fulfilled as a mother.  With 4 little...
I have been living in my workout clothes lately and usually opt for sneakers or flip flops depending on the weather. Today, we took a little road trip to Austin and I decided to throw on "normal" clothes for...

Dear NICU nurse

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Dear NICU nurse, You were the first person I caught eyes with as my husband rolled my wheelchair up to our son's NICU bed.  I had just given birth via C section the day before and you asked how I...
We all know the Texas summer heat can be VERY hot! It is important to stay hydrated and recognize signs of heat exhaustion. Follow these tips from PremiER during their Heat Awareness Summer Series! Recognize Heat Exhaustion: Heavy Sweating Cold,...

Ode to Google

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Ode to Google I'm scared to potty train. There, I said it. I, Paige, am a mother of 2-year-olds and one of my biggest fears is potty training. Am I alone?? There are so many articles on how to do it, and I've read...

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How I’ve Connected with My Bonus Kids

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I've had the privilege of filling the "bonus mom" role for my bonus kids for almost 19 years. In some ways, it seems like much...