Our first experience with BULLYING … and how we Responded

I made it almost 10 years… Almost 10 years without my children experiencing bullying. 

It should have been longer. 

9 years old is too young to be torn down by other children. To feel the sting and the pain of rejection, humiliation, and deep sadness. 

But it happened. And while it was really the first time one of my children experienced bullying, I am positive that it won’t be the last time.  Read more

5 Questions I wish I would have asked my OBGYN with my first Pregnancy

This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry, CBR®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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It feels like forever since my first pregnancy! But I tell you what, I don’t think I will EVER forget those 9 months of ups and downs and the fear and excitement.

I headed into my first pregnancy with what I thought was a pretty decent knowledge on the subject of being pregnant and birth and babies… But I didn’t know as much as I assumed. And I realized after giving birth that there were several key questions I should have asked my OBGYN.  Read more

How to Reconnect with your child after school and create Smile Worthy Moments

How to Reconnect with your child after school and create Smile Worthy Moments

 

 

I love reconnecting with my children after school. They have had such a day full of new things, friends, activities, and maybe even some hard things.

Reality is… I have six kids clamoring for attention and giving me paperwork all at once as soon as we walk in the door! It can be pure chaos!

After a few attempts, we finally found our groove. And the kids know that I will give them the attention they need after we all unload, settle in and have our afterschool snack. Read more

A Gift for the Holidays for the Family

A Gift for the Holidays for the Family

**This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry, CBR®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

The most amazing gifts that were ever placed in my arms were my six children. If you are a mom you know the joy of those first moments with your child. And if you are about to become a mother for the first time your heart is about to burst with love!

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When I gave birth to my three biological children I vaguely remember a pamphlet about Cord Blood Registry (CBR), but no one I knew had ever done it or talked about it.  Read more