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Why Do I Get Crap For Having ‘Only’ One Child?

I get this question a lot — I’m sure many of you do, too. Mainly by strangers, but sometimes by acquaintances who don’t know me well enough. “Do you have other children?” I normally respond with, “No, he’s my only one.” Which is usually followed by the inquisitor to frown or give me some other sympathetic […]


Why I Walk for March for Babies

Jennifer’s story is brought to you by the March for Babies, sponsored by the March of Dimes.Growing up, I had heard of March of Dimes and my family always contributed when the envelope with the dime arrived in the mail. Little did I know that in 2011, my life would change in a way that put […]


Have Another Baby in a Hospital? Heck No, I Won’t Go!

“Tieska, I want you to go with the flow.  If you feel the need to push, then push. Okay?” Ashleigh, the midwife on duty, moved back from the tub and into one of the comfortable chairs. I nodded in agreement as I sank deeper into the water as the next contraction came. By vigorously wiggling […]

No Touch Zone

Keep Your Hands OFF My Pregnant Belly

There are a lot of things to be excited about when you get pregnant: Seeing your first ultrasound, hearing the heartbeat, choosing a baby name, feeling the baby kick. But being pregnant also unfortunately means that your body becomes public domain, free for people to grope and fondle at will. People — friends, family members, […]

Ideas for baby shower locations in Jacksonville

Best Baby Shower Spots in Jacksonville

People rarely greet baby showers with indifference. These events either fill you with an inexplicable sense of joy or dread. Sometimes mamas-to-be get the extra treat of feeling both at the same time. I have always loved hosting baby showers — the games, the diaper cakes, all the over-the-top baby-themed goodness. Bring it on. Babies, […]


I’m Done Having Kids, Hallelujah

“We’re done having babies,” I said through gritted teeth the moment I felt that first wave of morning sickness. “I know, I know,” my husband said almost guiltily as if he had forced me into having this third kid. “This is awful,” I lamented and the worst part was I knew it wasn’t going to […]

Moms March madness Weetrade

March Madness: WeeTRADE is Back!

My favorite consignment sale is BACK for their Spring sale, March 1-4! Whether you are a veteran like yours truly or if this is your very first consignment sale, these tips below are sure to make your WeeTRADE experience a fun (and profitable) one! Research Items of Interest Are you in the market for a high […]