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What’s Been Going On?

I hope you will all forgive me for being so out of touch these last two weeks, but I have the very best snuggly little reason. Barrett Asher Lafond joined us on Sunday, January 29, at 1:10pm. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was 4 weeks early. I woke

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Thirty-Four

Thirty Four Weeks. This is as far as I have ever made it in any pregnancy. I had my son Reeves at 34 weeks in July of 2012 after my water spontaneously broke….as we were walking out the door to our maternity photo shoot. My daughter Madison was born asleep at 34 weeks. To say

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A Carolina Snow Day

It was like Christmas Eve around here Friday night. They called for it all week. It looked like such a sure thing. Your mama has lived here for nearly 40 (eek) years so you would think I knew better. But we bought a new red sled for your brother and snow snacks. We had so

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I Learned A Lot Last Year

I am one of those people that really loves a new year. It feels like a fresh notebook on the first day of school with limitless possibilities and potential. It’s hard to make plans for the next minute much less the next year when you have lost a child. It’s painful to start another year

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Peace

Savor the Season comes to a close today and I want to thank each of you for being a part of this and every season with me. The love and support within this tribe of women is the greatest I have ever known. We are fierce and strong, and even at our lowest, we find

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It’s Just a Haircut…

I hit a milestone, ya’ll. I got my haircut. Ordinarily, this would be a pretty normal event, I do get my hair cut a few times a year after all. The reason this was a big deal to me, is because I have never made it to that “last” haircut before birth with either of my pregnancies.

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Don’t Forget My Daughter

It’s our second holiday season without Madison. Last year was a haze. We were just a couple of months out and still wrestling with extreme grief and despair. I felt understanding and relief when people didn’t ask us about her. They knew as I did that mentioning her name could cause me to completely shatter.

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There’s A First Time For Everything

Saturday night, Jeff and I did something we have never done before. We packed for the hospital. This being my third pregnancy,  you would think we have done this at least once. But you’d be wrong! When we were pregnant with Reeves, it was on our list for the very next day (which ended up being

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Tips to Stay Sane and Savor

I know you can feel it. The slow roar of the chaos that is about to kick in and officially bring us into the 2016 Holiday Season. For those of us already riding an emotional roller coaster, it’s enough to really cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Here are a few tips to stay

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Ways to Honor Your Child This Holiday

On Sunday, I asked our beautiful community for ideas about ways to honor our children, and did you guys ever deliver! I thought it would be helpful to compile everything into one list, so here it is — Hanging a Personalized Stocking. This is a great way to include your child in the holiday and provide space

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