When October rolls around, most people's minds are thinking of fall weather, long sleeves, pumpkin spice lattes, football season, Halloween, and prepping for the upcoming holiday seasons. Sadly, for women who have lost babies either in-utero, at birth, or...
"I choose you. And I'll choose you, over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I'll keep choosing you". -Unknown Dear Rainbow Baby, The moment the image of you popped up on a pregnancy test, I...
  Please note: This article references pregnancy and infant loss and provides brief examples of what trauma is and how it can impact individuals and families. Please take care of yourself accordingly. A local Waco-area non-profit organization called Cradled provides...
Welcoming a baby into your world brings a lot of emotion, whether it's your first, middle, or last. In anticipating birth, moms usually have a specific birth plan or certain expectations they'd love to meet in order to make...
Enjoy this special post told by both me and my doula, Micah Burgess of Waco Doula! Me: Black text Micah: Red text If you’re planning to have kids, more kids, even if your births have gone well, this post is STILL for...
Did you recently find out you’re pregnant? Are you a new mama to a newborn? Or are you like me - not yet a mama - but love supporting the mamas around you in your life and want to...
Most people are familiar with maternity leave, but did you know the United States is one of the few countries where it’s not mandated to be paid? To take it a step farther, paternity leave is still being adapted...
I have an admittedly unfounded, entirely non-medically-based belief that the way a baby enters the world impacts them in some way. And I don’t mean whether they come vaginally or by c-section, but instead the atmosphere surrounding their birth....
I've openly shared my story about having a prophylactic double mastectomy, which makes me even more proud of these pictures. No doubt I experienced the highs and lows of breastfeeding and while everyone's journey is different, mine was incredibly...
1 It's old news It's easy to quote the common advice as a seasoned mom wanting to help a new mom. If you had a baby 5,10 or even 3 years ago you may have been told it's fine to...

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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...