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C-sections are not the easy way out

Having an emergency c-section sucked. It was not an easy way out and it was certainly not my choice. After giving it my all pushing for 3.5 hours and suffering in excruciating pain, the last thing I wanted was to be cut open. For weeks leading up to my delivery I prayed that I wouldn’t… Continue reading C-sections are not the easy way out

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A letter to my son in the womb

My Dearest Jack, I’ve carried you around for nine months now and to be truthful, I haven’t fully appreciated or enjoyed being pregnant. Don’t get me wrong, I love the miracle that you are, feeling your kicks, knowing you are safe with me and anticipating the day I get to see your face. But pregnancy… Continue reading A letter to my son in the womb

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my definition of success has changed

From the time I was little I dreamed of being extremely successful. At the time, success meant climbing the career ladder, living in a big city, and going on adventures. Let me tell you about my career journey. I graduated college with a degree in public communication — unsure of what doors that might open,… Continue reading my definition of success has changed

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my promise to instill confidence in my future son

Inspiration can be found everywhere and yesterday I found it watching The Steve Harvey Show. I don’t normally watch the show, but I was home vegging out in front of the TV and found myself caught up in the guest he had on. She was a plus-size model and was explaining how she got started… Continue reading my promise to instill confidence in my future son

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why i chose to have a baby before getting married

HOW COULD I? The question everyone has been pondering since finding out the news that we’re (note, I didn’t say I) expecting a tiny bundle of joy this September: when are you getting married!? Well, let me tell you how I feel about that… and I’m probably speaking for most women who’ve gotten pregnant pre-nuptials.… Continue reading why i chose to have a baby before getting married