Our rainbow baby Beau Robert Faison was born on April 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm and weighed 7 lbs 8.8 oz 21 inches long. He is absolutely perfect in every way. He was born at the onset of a national pandemic. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since a day I thought would never come. My due date was April 17th … Read More Our Birth Story
In honor of Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month, I’m republishing the blog post I wrote when I was 19 weeks pregnant with our rainbow baby. Pregnancy after loss is so hard and it taught me not to take things for granted. It taught me how naive I was my first three pregnancies. It taught me in the wake of something terrible, can be something … Read More Pregnancy After Miscarriage is So Hard
Daughters are so much different than sons aren’t they?! There’s a much different relationship between a mother and a daughter than there is between a mother and her son. We tend to be harder on our daughters. We push them and challenge them at times when we might react a little less stern to our sons. Why is that? We see OURSELVES in our … Read More Let’s teach our daughters THIS.
I am 34 years old and have 4 kids, 2 step kids, and one angel baby, all ranging from 18 years to 10 months old. My motherhood journey has been just that. A journey. A crazy, messy, beautiful, roller coaster ride of a journey. I often think about my 20 year old self about to give birth for the first time. I remember that … Read More Motherhood Isn’t Always About the Kids
Breastfeeding can be very challenging for some mamas. I had a much tougher time nursing my daughters than I did my boys. I’ve been very fortunate that both boys have been booby babies from the beginning! Here are some easy tips and reminders to help you get a successful breastfeeding routine down, especially if you’re a new mama! 1) Your baby is getting enough. … Read More Real Breastfeeding Tips: A Guide to Simplified Breastfeeding