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Dogs have always been a love of mine. My earliest memories include our family dog, a Springer Spaniel named Molly. I followed her around constantly and absolutely loved her. In fact, at the age of four, I received my...
Disclaimer: The primary purpose of this piece is to make you laugh and hopefully relate to an incredibly embarrassing situation. Unfortunately, the story revolves around cancer. Please understand that Birmingham Mom Collective and the author do not wish to...
I had it all planned out. I was going to deliver naturally, with no epidural (crazy, I know). That was my plan. A woman with a high pain tolerance and much determination, I thought "why not?!" Nothing and no one could change my mind...
What's a Doula? First of all, you may be reading this and wondering what in the world a doula even is. Don't worry, I didn't know either, but I'm here to fill you in . . . and to tell...
There is so much yet so little information out there on the COVID vaccine. There is even less for women that are trying to conceive, pregnant, and/or nursing. I am 100% for each person making the decision that is...
I want you to meet my friend Kate -- you'll love her! She's my go-to gal for trading toddler war stories during a morning walk, reminiscing about our kid-free days over a glass of wine, and I can always...

What My Miscarriage Taught Me

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Coincidentally (or not), the date I opened my computer to type this blog post holds a lot of meaning for me. It is the exact day, three years ago, that our first pregnancy was confirmed as a miscarriage. There...
Pumping sucks. Yes, literally—that pump sucks milk (also known as liquid gold) from a mama’s breasts. But what I really mean is that pumping sucks, as in it's a terrible, no fun, miserable way to spend thirty minutes of...
I am in a season of life where my body is a complete yo-yo from early pregnancy, to about to pop and swollen, to postpartum and breastfeeding, then trying again, losing a baby, trying again, and repeat. Maternity clothing...
My relationship with my postpartum body has a less than stellar track record. For years, I have longed to have my pre-pregnancy figure back (you know, the one that I used to think was fat).  My negative feelings toward my...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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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...