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1 Samuel 1:27

On January 26, 2011, I found myself sitting at my desk for over an hour, trying not to stare at the phone. What is it they say? “A watched pot never boils?” I had told them to call me between 11:00 and 12:30 since that was my off-hour. I told them they HAD to call […]

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Searching for more than a doctor

I used to joke that I wished I could have my pap smear more than once a year because I missed my midwife. After going through a pregnancy, a dramatic delivery experience and then a miscarriage, I’m pretty sure I was set on having 10 kids just so we could have our bi-weekly chats for […]

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Motherhood. The Gift.

Yesterday, we spent a whole day in the room where she’ll sleep. At one point, I actually managed to wrangle all three of my wriggly worms to some sort of order across my diminishing lap – and in this millisecond of stillness, I marveled in this miracle of motherhood. This same faded chocolate fuzz chair […]

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Honey Dews Baby Expo: a one-stop shop for new moms

Many of us can easily recall our transition into mommy-hood: the excitement, the hormones, and all of the unknowns that come with experiencing something for the very first time. The uncertainty that comes with this experience can be isolating and overwhelming! But what if we didn’t have to figure parenthood out on our own? Not only […]

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Great Expectations

My husband is disappointed in my pregnancy. Okay, not really … he is actually very supportive, but he did have some expectations about my pregnancy that didn’t quite pan out. 1. Ice cream cravings. He was CERTAIN that after I got pregnant, I would demand ice cream. I certainly don’t hate it – but let’s just say that […]

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Awkward.

I’m two-thirds cooked these days.   Two-thirds round and waddling, two-thirds wheezing and pausing, two-thirds rotund and awkward. It really is a monumental occasion reaching this third trimester mark, one I have certainly not passed up celebrating. I may have treated myself to a plate of seconds at dinner (a few times), may have even […]

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What is love (for a pregnant woman)?

In honor of the much-loved – or greatly despised – Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share with my fellow moms the joys of how marital love has played out for this pregnant woman. When you’re pregnant, often times you’re hungry, moody, and emotional – all while getting bigger every day. That’s a rough combination! […]

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The Things People Say …

When people find out you are pregnant, they offer you all sorts of advice – well-meaning, to be sure, but advice nonetheless. When people find out you are pregnant with twins … Katy-bar-the-door, the floodgates of advice are WIDE open! I was often shocked to find out that the people who had the MOST advice […]

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Work those ABs!

Abs! To do – or not to do – while pregnant? There is a big misconception out there that you shouldn’t work your abdominal muscles while pregnant. While it is true that in your second and third trimester you should avoid ab exercises that require you to lay on your back, pregnant moms should still […]

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Modest is Hottest

I thought it would be easy. That’s right. I said it. I, naively, thought that we would make our appointment for our twenty week ultrasound and walk out with an envelope which would eventually reveal the sex of our baby. I had already prepped gender reveal party favors, made the snacks, and told everyone where to […]

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Dreams vs Reality

I rose to a beautiful bouquet of flowers nestled next to my bed, my husband presenting a tray of my favorite organic breakfast foods, my three children as the peaceful audience to this loving tribute. We shared a steamy shower together as the children went about their morning routine independently, productively, cooperatively. As we giggled […]

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