"The One" Baby Carrier You Need {BabyBjörn Sponsored Post + #CloseToHeart Twitter Party} Published 10/6/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkBabyBjorn The One Baby Carrier Review - City Moms Blog Network

This past year I was pregnant for the first time in three and a half years. That's three and a half years away from the baby product industry and the never-ending list of must-haves and needs. Three and a half years of not being bombarded by things like an entire wall (no lie) of pacifiers at Buy Buy Baby. The twenty-thousand burp cloths in every fabric known to man...the umpteen configurations of bottles and sippy cups and feeding utensils. Poor mamas...wouldn't it be nice if there was just a kit handed to you when you left the hospital that said "ALL THE THINGS FOR BABY" and it was just... read more→

Dr. Smith's Your Go-To Parenting Resource For Diaper Rash {Sponsored Post + Giveaway} Published 10/5/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkDr. Smith's Diaper Rash Cream - City Moms Blog Network

Can you recall a moment in your parenthood journey where you were completely clueless on what to do next? Let's be real here. We all have. Whether you had to scour through the What To Expect books, turned to Google, called your own mom or even had a minor (or major) panic attack, we've all been at a point where parenting was just plain tough. Luckily, Dr. Smith’s® has one thing covered for us and that's your baby's adorable bum! Dr. Smith’s knows that parenting is tough enough, and diaper rash should be one less stress. From overwhelming decisions, tantrums and diaper... read more→

#WeAreCMBN | Meet Our Sisterhood Published 6/24/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkWeAreCMBN

Have you ever wondered who our Sister Site Owners are or what being part of our Sisterhood means? Join us for #WeAreCMBN and discover that our Sister Site Owners are just like you - Moms! Our Sisterhood is united with a passion for connecting moms and making this adventure of motherhood easier. We all come together with diverse backgrounds, life experience and motherhood journeys to support each other in creating online communities and resources unique to the cities in which we live. So, who are our Sisters? From full-time stay-at-home to full-time working out of the home moms,... read more→


How I Almost Lost My Daughter to SIDS Published 10/23/2014 in Columbia SC Moms Blog

Imagine that one day you are watching your baby laugh, play and talk gibberish, and the next day your baby is gone from this world... read more→

My Miscarriage Was NOT "Normal" Published 10/15/2014 in Nashville Moms Blogmiscarriage_not_normal_infant_loss_nashmomsblog

At first, I thought it was cancer. We all looked up at the glowing screen trying to make sense of the sonogram with all of its tricks and shadow— my husband, my wiggling toddler, the ultrasound tech, and I. There were four black, ominous circles staring back at us through the grey. They looked like fossils etched into a cave wall. “What kind of fertility treatments have you been... read more→

Your Columbia To-Do List Published 4/27/2014 in Columbia SC Moms Blogto do list

I am a list maker. When I'm planning, I make lists. When I'm worried, I make lists. And when I have a project — like moving my family to a new city — hoo boy, do I make lists. When my family was planning a move to Columbia last fall, I made dozens of lists. Supplies needed before move (boxes, tape, bubble wrap). Supplies needed after move (coffee, coffee, coffee). Utilities to set up.... read more→

When Your Friend Loses Her Baby Published 2/26/2014 in Twin Cities Moms BlogSSmiscarriage

I vividly remember the first time one of my friends had a miscarriage.  We were sitting across from each other having lunch and she just said it, "So, we had a miscarriage."  I also remember not having a clue about what to say.  I hadn't even been pregnant yet, how could I understand or support her through this?  What should I say?  I only remember telling her I was sorry, listening to her... read more→

Remembering Cade: Infant Loss, and Joy... Published 9/22/2015 in Denver Metro Moms BlogRemembering Cade: Infant Loss, and Joy on the Other Side

Part 2 of the Series on Child Loss.  Read part 1 here. There is a community of mothers who have experienced unimaginable tragedy, the loss of a child. They have been to hell and back and have been forever changed. Three mothers agreed to share their stories and answer our questions candidly and with grace. Their experiences are sure to take your breath away, to inspire you, and to send... read more→

To All the Babies No One Knew... Published 6/2/2015 in Cincinnati Moms BlogBabies

To all the parents who hold the secret of the babies they lost before anyone knew - I am so sorry.  You are not alone. To all the babies no one knew… There are so many of you. It seems that every time I turn around I’m hearing about you. Some of you were alive for moments, some for months, and some of you lived in the comfortable spot underneath your mamas heart for a full forty weeks... read more→

How to Build a Bookworm, Part Two... Published 2/17/2015 in Cincinnati Moms BlogBW2

In addition to being a middle school reading teacher, I am an avid reader. According to goodreads, I worked my way through 140 books in the last year alone. At any given moment I have about three books going at a time. I am pretty serious when it comes to reading. While I don’t think you need to try and train your kids to be a reader with an appetite as voracious as my own, there are things... read more→

My Stillbirth Story {Pregnancy and... Published 10/15/2014 in Red Stick Moms Blogfootprints

In March of 2006, we planned an impromptu trip to Disney to meet up with the in-laws who were already vacationing there. Before leaving for the trip, I decided to take a pregnancy test just in case because I was a few days late and didn’t want to chance getting on any rides should I be pregnant. Sure enough, I was! This was our very first pregnancy, and it hit me like a ton of bricks that... read more→