“Are you pregnant?” A coworker had the nerves to ask me this question, in the presence of two other coworkers, all women.
I made the amazing decision to take a personal day so that I can spend quality time with my little ladybug.
I live to save money. I lie to you not, if they made bargain-hunting a competitive sport, I would be Michael Phelps. When we found out we were expecting, I focused my saving superpowers on the baby industry. I went into overdrive to discover ways to cut down on the major costs that come with […]
I love nothing more than my daughter; she has brought our family such immeasurable joy. Being Mommy to “Lady Jaye,” however, comes with its share of challenges. Yes, lack of sleep, painful nipples, double the laundry and the mound of dirty diapers top the list, but they do not compare to the biggest loss […]
Congratulations, Mom! You’ve just accomplished the most amazing feat EVER! Your little one has arrived safe and sound thanks to you and your uterus, and now it’s time for you to recuperate like the superstar you are. Like any A-list rock star, you should enjoy perks that celebrate the performance of a lifetime, so […]
The last thing I want to do is blend in with the crowd, which is what would happen if I bored you with yet another birthing story in typical blow-by-blow short-story detail. Against my husband’s better judgment, I have always enjoyed blasting most of my business via social media, but obviously I was not […]
“Wooohhh…Weeehhh, park right here,” I managed to murmur. Jamal jumped out and ran around to open my door. “Wooohhh…weeehhh, ok, let this one pass and then we can go in.” Leaving the car parked at the main entrance, we made our way to Saint Barnabas’s check-in. Thank God for the tour of the maternity […]
As quickly as we found out we were expecting a second baby, disappointment came knocking at our door and interrupted our joy of being pregnant. Two weeks after my husband and I found out I was almost seven weeks’ pregnant, we had a doctor’s visit that revealed the pregnancy was unsuccessful. The ultrasound revealed […]
We have definitely learned (the hard way) the importance of allowing your child to self-soothe. We never allowed Taylor to do this until two weeks ago. We have been operating on about five hours of sleep for 14 months! Now, we are finally able to get our beauty rest. It was never our plan […]
It has been 13 months and three days since Taylor was born. It has been 13 months of joy, 13 months of discovery, and 13 months of breastfeeding. I started breastfeeding Taylor with the intention of weaning her at six months old because everyone said that babies start biting at this time. Not true! […]
This past Saturday, our little clan decided to venture past the confines of our home and take on the city of New Orleans, as if we were tourists. Our plan was to leave home around 9 A.M. in hopes of arriving at the River Walk before the heat and humidity took over. Unfortunately, we […]
Dearest Taylor, A year has passed and you are now a one-year-old! I have watched you develop from a newborn unable to talk and lift her head to a toddler talking and cruising around our home. I have so much to thank you for, because though you may not know it, you have brought […]
Taylor was fortunate to have two birthday celebrations. Her actual birthday was Wednesday. That day our trio celebrated by having Taylor’s favorites: pizza, and her new favorite, cupcakes. We bought a couple of toys and had fun playing with her until she fell asleep. Taylor actually had so much fun that the following morning […]
One of the things I have really grown to love and appreciate is watching my daughter in social settings. I am really able to take in her personality. Taylor was invited to a three-year-old’s birthday party this past Saturday. We made a family outing of it and traveled the 60 miles to Baton Rouge […]
Ahhh, the moment has finally come: My daughter has said mama! According to me, two months ago she said mama for the first time while sitting on the couch and being recorded for the grandparents. According to everyone else, that was a figment of my imagination. I side with the majority, now, regarding that […]
Taylor has been suffering from an ongoing ear infection. Every month she is given a new round of medication that will “do the trick.” Within about three to four weeks, cue in the fever, appetite loss, and scratching and tugging at her ears, the magical potion just didn’t work. It seems like a never […]