Even Though We’re Done Having Babies I Still Dream of Having Another

I hold my littlest close; her legs dangle off of my lap and her arms wrap tightly around my neck as she squeezes and giggles. She's still small but no longer tiny. I exhale deeply and hold on tightly … [Read more...]

What Every Mom Needs No Matter How Old Her Kids Are

There are certain things we mamas need, or at the very least should have, no matter what season of life we are in. They're things that take us from pregnancy and into the teen years, things that I … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned During An Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary. And not every pregnancy results in the decision to raise your baby or even birth your baby. I understand that. But this post isn't geared toward those individuals. … [Read more...]

On Second Children and Making Room

When I met my first born I was certain that was it. There was no way I could love as much as I did at that moment. Motherhood changed the very essence of who I was causing me to love without ceasing, … [Read more...]

My “Lola” Perfume Themed Baby Shower

I am so excited to finally be sharing photos of my baby shower (I'm even sharing the ones where my nose looks HUGE because my nose grows when I'm pregnant :) It has been months since I looked at them … [Read more...]

Mourning My Pregnancy

This weekend my latest post for The Conversation was featured on their website: Ever so often I rest my hand on my belly. It’s different now, wrinkly and soft, the remains of what once was the … [Read more...]


Crazy to think this was the last “belly photo” taken of me and perhaps of the 39 weeks I was pregnant the sweetest of them all. We took this photo in the morning before taking Jalayla to … [Read more...]

The Littlest Miss

{39 weeks exactly. That evening my water broke!} {Meet Lola. Born 8.23.12} {Big Sister. Little Sister.} Almost one week ago our Littlest Miss made her debut. After being pregnant for 39 weeks … [Read more...]

Love Is…

Seeing mommy rub some salve on her itchy belly and insisting she rub some on your belly too. … [Read more...]

An Early Morning Laugh

Ok so I tweeted, Facebooked and now I'm posting it (and I literally just saw this moments ago!) because I literally can't stop laughing. Especially now that I'm officially 9 months … [Read more...]