Your Pregnant Belly is not Weird & It’s Probably Perfectly Normal

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No matter what you look like while pregnant, your pregnant belly is not weird. It's probably perfectly normal. My pregnant belly was huge. I’ll just admit it. Prior to my pregnancy, I’d read so many articles...
toddler tantrums

I Thought I Knew My Parenting Style, But Tantrums Changed Me

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Toddler tantrums. Let’s talk about it. We are officially in the tantrum phase and let me tell you, it has challenged every single parenting philosophy I thought I believed in. Before you become a...

Parents, It’s Okay to Grieve the Small Pandemic Losses

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My daughter was five months old when the country shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I was finally feeling the newborn fog beginning to lift and slowly settling into life as a mom...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

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As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...
Independent Play

How to Encourage Independent Play in Your Children

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Back when I was a new mom, I thought I had to play with my baby all the time. Even if my son was content, I felt guilty when I left him playing on...

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

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The month of March recognizes many holidays, but did you know March is also Trisomy Awareness Month? Trisomy is possibly a term you heard during early pregnancy, or for some not at all. It...

Ways to Help Your Partner Connect During Your Pandemic Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be so isolating. Pregnancy during a pandemic is on a whole different level. A usually exciting time spent celebrating with loved ones is really shaken up when your partner can’t even attend...

10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

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Do you have a new baby on the way? Whether it be your first or tenth pregnancy, we’ve all heard the “advice” from well intentioned friends. But, with so much advice out there, how...

Best Friends & Rainbow Babies Through Pregnancy Loss | UT Health

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A story of how two women were brought together over recurrent pregnancy loss  Kim and Julia weren’t best friends in college, they didn’t meet at a book club, or even through mutual friends at a...
Preeclampsia

My Preeclampsia Birth Story: From Plan-A to Emergency C-Section

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Here we are in 2021 a year that’s started to be just as weird as the previous year and somehow a few short weeks ago I officially have a five-year-old. It's just dizzying to...