A Wave of Light – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

I don’t often talk about my own experience with miscarriage. I’ve had three in total, and each has hit me hard. When I was growing up, I didn’t want children ....more

It's Okay to Admit Motherhood Is Hard, Kate Winslet

I stumbled across this article over at HuffPost which made much of a statement given in the November issue of Marie Claire about being a working mom....more
"motherhood is hard. For all of us. Period." so agree with the authormore

Siblings – October

When I posted last month’s Siblings Photoshoot, I was not sure if the new baby would arrive or not before this month’s! I’ve been savoring every last second of my two boys being each other’s only brother, but the time is near when we’ll be adding to the brood, and so this particular month is extra special for us. I knew I wanted to do something to commemorate our first “real” autumn in a long time, so I took the boy’s to a very beautiful local spot to take some pictures ....more

DIY Maternity Photo Shoot

Make sure you get one of the whole family. Your camera timer is your friend! One thing we don’t have a lot of with a third baby on the way is disposable income ....more

Keeping a Promise

Lately I’ve been feeling like a bit of a crappy mom. My kids are both at the age where they want to play ALL the time, and Pip asks about twenty times an hour, “Mommy, will you play with me?” Being on bed rest and in constant pain makes it hard to get down on his level or to engage for more than a few minutes at a time, and while I try to do what I can to make him happy, it usually entails me finding a way to distract him instead. One of Pip’s very favorite subjects these days is outer space ....more

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans and Mashed Squash

Today we’ve got a twofer! That’s two for one on recipes! Sometimes when I am making a nice meaty main, I want to have a couple of sides to go with it ....more

Making Medical Maternity Wear Fashionable with Bright Life

One thing is for certain when it comes to being an expecting mom – fashion choices are limited. Unless you can afford the big prices, buying clothes that make you feel supported AND fashionable is often difficult. I’ve been lucky enough at times to find great job lots on Ebay, but it’s hit or miss whether those items will do the trick ....more

It's My Body and I'll Tie if I Want To

When we found out we were pregnant with this baby, Mark's immediate reaction was to declare his intentions on getting a vasectomy. While he loves me and loves our children, he does NOT love pregnancy's effect on his wife - neither physical  nor psychological. While initially we both were on the same page with how many children we wanted (we discussed it in depth on our first date), after Pip was born, he admitted that he was a little nervous to have any more....more
I am on the same page as you expect my husband doesn't want to go get snipped. He's paranoid ...more

Making Everyday Adventures Extraordinary with Poppy Cat

Have you heard about Poppy Cat? This is a colorful and adventure-filled preschool series on Sprout, based on the international award-winning books by British author Lara Jones. Poppy Cat is a celebration of imaginative play — the series encourages preschoolers to use their imaginations to solve problems and discover the world around them ....more

It’s My Body and I’ll Tie if I Want To

When we found out we were pregnant with this baby, Mark’s immediate reaction was to declare his intentions on getting a vasectomy. While he loves me and loves our children, he does NOT love pregnancy’s effect on his wife – neither physical ...more