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Childbirth and Unsolicited Advice

As my sister-in-law closed in on the last few days of her pregnancy this month, she would ask me questions about her pregnancy and impending birth of her son. I recalled a little over three years ago, when I too, felt the same wonderment, apprehension, and anxiety.  I remember wondering what the birth would be […]

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Bloom :: A New and Expectant Moms Event 2018 {RECAP}

Disclosure :: Our annual Bloom Event  was sponsored by Harvey Pediatrics, Willow Creek Women's Hospital and Inspire Med Spa. This event would not have been possible without their generosity and support.  On May 3rd, the Northwest Arkansas Moms Blog team, along with several community members and new and expectant Northwest Arkansas area moms, filled The Ravington for a fun-filled [...]
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Sometimes, I’m a Worthless Mom

I’m currently feeling uninspired. I’ve written and deleted and rewritten ten different starts to an article in the past twelve hours, trying to find something meaningful to say. Do you ever feel like that? Even though the world is spinning, and things are happening, it’s like I can’t say or think anything that’s original or […]

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What My Third Pregnancy Has Taught Me About Self-Care

I got pregnant with my first child four years ago, in the midst of summer. The hot, Ozark smog made the nausea so much worse. For the next nine months, I went through the radical changes of pregnancy and motherhood. I surrounded myself with pillows. I rested for hours on the couch between my chores […]

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Healing from Postpartum Depression: 3 Starter Steps

After a long, unmedicated, 29 hour labor, I waddled through my front door and went straight into my new baby’s nursery. I sat down on the cream glider next to his crib, and my mother-in-law sat with me as I held his tiny body, curled up against my chest, as I rocked. I was exhausted, […]

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