I spent the day before Christmas Eve in stirrups, in a cold sterile room of doctors and nurses, doing my third round of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at my infertility clinic while praying for a Christmas miracle. It was then...
At our 20 week ultrasound, we discovered our twins were both boys. My husband and I thought we had a pretty good idea of what our future was going to look like: sports, roughhousing, bumps, bruises, scrapes, lots of...

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Today is World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time and may face long-term...
Recently I heard of a couple who went into labor and birth without telling a single person beforehand. When the contractions started, they didn’t call their parents, nor did they call any siblings or friends. They went to the...
Cardi B is my girl.  I watch Teen Mom, and I still fret over my outfit on the regular like a silly teenager. So, the one word I was surprised to be described as is “geriatric." But alas, as...
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and death of a newborn. I have carried 11 precious babies in my body, some longer...
21 days. That’s the amount of time I’ve spent in post-due date limbo. 15 days the first pregnancy, a relatively short six days the second. The first time around, my due date had already been pushed back eight days....
“How ‘Down syndrome’ is he?” Yes, I have actually had that question positioned to me on more than one occasion. Today, at five plus years into my relationship with that extra chromosome, it makes me giggle. To be fair, it’s...
My first child, Michael, has three baby books. Well, four if you include the pregnancy journal I filled out, complete with pictures that I printed out and glued to its pages. My two daughters both have picture books I...
I’ll never forget the first time. It was a chaotic morning in our household. I had to take the boys with me to run a few errands before nap-time. We all know that this is a race against time...
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In + Around Detroit

Cider Mills In + Around Detroit Perfect for 2021 Fall Fun

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Cider mill season in Metro Detroit is here! The best thing about living in Michigan is experiencing each of the seasons, and we have...