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Moms Inherently Advocate for their Children

Moms Inherently Advocate for their Children

Coming up, on February 25th, is International Cochlear Implant Awareness Day! Whew!  That was a mouth full.  You’d never believe that just 3 years ago, I didn’t even know what a cochlear implant was and certainly had no idea how such a tiny little device would affect my entire life.  But in true mom fashion, […]

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Another Candle Another Year

Another Candle, Another Year

“One, two, three, four, five…and six,” I counted to myself as I pressed the wax candles into a chocolate, T-Rex themed birthday cake. I lit each one and carefully carried the flaming tribute to the Jurassic era into the dining room and set it in front of my newly six-year-old son.  While we sang, I […]

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CHD Awareness 3

One of the {Lucky} 1 in 100

My daughter Josephine is one of the 1 in 100 babies born with a congenital heart defect {CHD}. She is also one of the 1 in 4 of CHD babies that require life-saving surgery within the first year of life. Unlike the majority of babies with a CHD, her heart defect was not diagnosed at or before […]

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Practical Tips - NICU Mom

Practical Tips for the NICU Mom

NICU stays can be completely overwhelming and scary, but there are ways to make that phase of life easier. I gathered some of my favorite ideas from fellow NICU veterans to share. It’s important that we NICU mamas stick together! Keep a journal Use a journal to jot down the baby’s stats, your feelings {the good […]

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Returning to Work ... After Staying at Home | Houston Moms Blog

Returning to Work … After Staying at Home

Cover letters are as polished as they will be. Online applications are turned in. Hard copies of résumés are in the mail. After 7 years as a stay-at-home mom, it’s now the season {with fingers crossed and prayers offered and positive vibes released} to return to work.  Gulp.  I’ll be teaching again soon.  Besides the adjustments of getting three boys to their […]

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