• Micro Blogging

    Reckless 2020

    “reck·less” /ˈrekləs/ adjective (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. Seems like a fitting “word of the day” considering what has been happening in our country recently. It saddens me to see such hate going on in our home. The reckless behavior of police have led to insurmountable pain and devastation that is rolling through our country like a ball that has caught fire and ignites every path it rolls through. It saddens me that this is a reality; a reality that I genuinely thought was just a misunderstanding when I was growing up. That misunderstanding seemed to be happening all…

  • Postpartum

    Guest Post by Sheree Reese: A Postpartum Depression Story

    I remember that moment. My heart fell to the pit of my stomach. Face numb—my hand gripping tightly on the pen with an overwhelming rush. I remember reading each question, glancing over at the nurse, and knowing very well my answers to these questions would determine whether they deemed me depressed. On a scale from 1-10…On a scale from 1-10…On a scale from 1-10…Over and over for the next 2-3 pages. I felt a rush of shame. Perhaps stigma made me worried? And so, I lied. I chose to answer neutrally or positively on every question. When in reality, I was on the far end of the spectrum feeling horrid…

  • Coronavirus and pregnancy
    Pregnancy

    Coronavirus and Pregnancy: How Women Giving Birth in 2020 Will Redefine Motherhood

    Women giving birth in 2020 will have to redefine motherhood given the negative relationship between the coronavirus and pregnancy. Without a doubt, what is happening in our world today is scary. The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has swept over our world causing a historical pandemic that no one was prepared to face. I really didn’t want to acknowledge this situation. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even want to say the name of the virus out loud. I guess you can say I was in denial. However, now that this virus has hit my home state and has put my pregnancy at risk, I can’t keep my head buried in…

  • Motherhood

    Find Your Mom Tribe Based on Your Needs as a Mom

    Becoming a mom is one of the most identity changing times in a woman’s life. The friends you had before you became a mom will most likely change. And it is to no fault of anyone; it’s just life. That is why you need to find your mom tribe! My mom tribe consists of family members, co-workers who turned into friends, neighbors, old friends, and moms of other little ones from daycare. My mom tribe won’t ever be complete, though. I am always going to need more moms to help me in my village and for me to help them. The family members who have helped me along the way…

  • Toddler

    Home Renovation with a Toddler and Pregnant: How to Survive

    Are you one of those people who loves watching home renovation shows? Do you crave a good DIY project? Does updating your home make you happy? I can answer YES to all of these questions! When I’m not working or chasing my toddler, you can find me watching pretty much any home renovation show on HGTV. Or you’ll find me on Pinterest searching for inspiration to update something in my home. Unfortunately, doing a home renovation with a toddler and pregnant is not as fun as I thought it would be. Sure, there have been a couple of things I’ve enjoyed doing. But the truth is I. AM. TIRED. Insurance…