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Will my baby ever sleep in her own bed? Initially it seems like an impossibility, but take from moms that have been there: it can be done -- even if your family situation may not make it possible for...
I realize the last post you read of mine here on Birmingham Mom Collective detailed my journey and reflections with secondary infertility. I finally got pregnant with baby number two, and here we are -- pregnant in a global...
Scene One “Ooh, look at this one,” the mama-to-be cooed to her husband. She was only ten weeks pregnant. They hadn’t told any friends yet, only their closest family members. They were spending a warm spring Saturday afternoon window shopping,...
I am a rule follower by nature. Actually, not just a rule follower, but a recommendation follower as well. So, as soon as I found out I was pregnant with our oldest child, I started researching. I made sure...
When it comes to feeding your baby, people have pretty strong opinions about which way is best. Whether it's formula vs. breastmilk or when to start solid foods, the topic of infant feeding seems to get everyone up in...
Dear NICU Mama, Our eyes meet as I walk into the room to introduce myself as your baby’s nurse for the day. You smile politely and secretly wish that I was a familiar face instead of another new one. I...
If you had told me a year ago that I would share pictures of my breastfeeding journey, or nurse Polly in public, or nurse her at all, I would have called you a liar. I had very strong ideas...
My husband and I recently took our seven-month-old son to Oklahoma to meet some of his extended family. I was incredibly nervous about flying with him and had visions of my husband pacing the aisle with our wailing baby....
Once upon a time, a mama had a baby. She held the baby, looked into his eyes, and fell in love at first sight. They lived happily ever after. We have all heard this fairy tale. In fact, we all expect...
Did you know February is National Children's Dental Health Month? All month long, the American Dental Association has worked with healthcare professionals and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...