To introduce myself officially I want to tell you a little story about a gal I “know.” She is a 37-year-old woman who is happy with life. She has two amazing daughters: Taylor Mae who is 6 and Charlotte who is 4 years old. They’re done with diapers, nearly done with day care (cue the […]
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Nebraska summers are hot and humid; there is no denying that. A way to make them even more overheated and fun? Throw on a pregnancy! I got pregnant with my first around labor day and therefore had the wonderful experience of going through winter pregnant and not having to worry about a coat due to […]
While parenting is incredibly fulfilling, it can also knock us upside the head and often give us more than we can handle. When our twins were born, this is exactly what happened to my husband. As my husband was struggling with Paternal Postnatal Anxiety, I was unsure of how to navigate our new world, let […]
My husband, Dijon, has general anxiety disorder. I am accustomed to his need for context and his desire to work through multiple worst-case scenarios. It is because of these reasons I love him and need him. I, the more carefree and overly optimistic partner, appreciate his grounded (at times uptight) responsible nature. We keep one […]
Our event was hosted at Brownell Talbot. We couldn’t have done this without all of our local sponsors that joined us at Bloom.
As Mother’s Day approaches once again, I brace myself for the roller coaster of feelings that inevitably come with it. Eleven years ago, after months of preparing for our first child, my husband and I had a beautiful baby girl on Mother’s Day. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Until you hear that due to complications sustained […]
Just the other day I can across a Time Hop from two years ago of my then little toddler girl sitting at a coffee shop with a giant cookie. While the photo seems simple and genuinely sweet, I saw it and a rush of emotions came flooding back to me. This photo was snapped shortly […]
Infertility 101 Did you know that April 22nd kicks off a week long awareness about infertility? I didn’t either, until 13 years ago when my husband and I were declared “infertile” by our doctor. The word infertile literally means, “unable to reproduce.” Other words that come with the term: sterile, barren, unproductive. Words that up […]
When my first daughter was born, the labor and delivery were not at all what we were expecting. A long labor–turned c-section–wasn’t really the delivery I was hoping for, but we got our baby girl in the end, so it was all worth it. Despite being so tired, I could hardly stay awake. However, my […]
When we found out I was pregnant, we laughed. We realized we’d have 3 kids under 2 years old! Nothing about growing our family has gone as we’d planned so of course as we were making plans to wait to add to our bunch, God laughed.