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Stayathomemom

Surviving as a New Stay-at-Home Mom

Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]

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Bloom 2017

Bloom 2017 :: An Event Recap

We were so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to gather over 125 Colorado Springs area moms two weeks ago to celebrate motherhood. In partnership with CSHP and Little Sunshine's Preschool and Playhouse, we welcomed dozens of mothers and moms-to-be to Bloom, an event designed specifically for new and expectant moms in the Colorado Springs [...]
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postpartum bodies

The Joy of Having a Baby and the Misery of our Postpartum Bodies

When you give birth, I’m convinced that there is absolutely no way to be prepared for the overwhelming love you feel for that fresh, tiny – or maybe not so tiny…bless you – human. The moment they first handed me my 6 lb, 9 oz little boy, I was downright giddy. Deliriously giddy. As in, […]

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preemie

Becoming Mom: Big Love for a Micro-Preemie

He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I saw him for roughly 30 seconds before a huge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]

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health insurance

Pregnant and Panicked: When Insurance Doesn’t Work

I usually love sorting through the pile of mail that accumulates while I’ve been away from home. This time was different. After returning from a Thanksgiving trip, complete with road closures due to icy conditions, I hurriedly flipped through the collected mail. It was waiting for me near the bottom of the pile – the […]

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