Happy 1-Month to my perfect little girl! I’m not sure if it feels more surreal that she’s already a month old, or that she’s only 1 month old. At times when I’m cuddling her on the couch and just enjoying how sweet and perfect she is, I feel like I just stepped out of the

The first time I rode in a car with my brother after his daughter was born, some obnoxious kid’s CD was playing on loop. Around the time the CD started wailing, “When you’re up you’re up, and when you’re down you’re down, but when you’re only halfway up you’re neither up nor down,” my brother

I am extremely excited to announce that a piece I wrote is being featured on another blog, which can be found here: https://www.inspireyourmarriage.com/2018/11/09/advice-for-a-trouble-time-in-marriage-caits-story/ As always, communication between Ginger Snaps and me is extremely important to our marriage. Though this piece “airs our dirty laundry,” so to speak, please note that Ginger Snaps was on board

With a high-risk pregnancy, I always knew a C-Section may be a necessity, but neither my doctor nor I wanted to go that route. I have Factor V Leiden Deficiency, a blood clotting disorder that makes major surgeries—like a C-Section—especially dangerous for me. Only after 55 hours of unsuccessful induction—causing contractions and labor pains but

After 55 hours of labor, Babyface was brought into the world via C-Section on October 19th, 2018, at 7:27 a.m. She was 21 ¼ inches long and weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. at the time of her birth, though as is usual with babies, she has lost a bit of weight since then and we

Though I’ve been freelancing for a little over a year now and have made a pretty good name for myself, it’s no secret that when it comes to both blogging and vlogging, I’m a relative amateur. That’s okay! Everyone starts somewhere, and I, for one, relish the challenge of learning some new crafts. Like anyone

I previously did a video-type post featuring what’s in my daughter’s hospital go bag. Today, I’m adding what’s in my hospital go-bag and what’s in my husband’s go-bag for your viewing pleasure. Interested in seeing my YouTube updates (and watching me progress from definite amateur to something hopefully a little better)? Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwT88ulU68RChdbx-1l36tA?view_as=subscriber

Back in July, I wrote a post on the must-have items for staying comfortable during pregnancy. Of course, back in July, I was only in my 2nd trimester, and I had little foresight as to what would come. While that list still feels relevant to me, especially if you’re still in the first or second

I make my living as a freelance writer so it might go without saying that books and literature are an important focus in my life. My husband, a fantasy novelist and comic artist, is equally hooked on phonics. With parents like us, Babyface was always going to have a small library dedicated to helping her

I have not done a pregnancy update in weeks–which is, perhaps, more telling about how the 3rd trimester is going than any actual update could be. While my daughter flourishes in her comfortable little cove, I have been struggling to make it through each and every day, and productivity on every front is suffering as