Brother-sister relationship

Discovering the Bonds of a Brother-Sister Relationship

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child only six months after giving birth to my second I cried. I was happy, yet terrified. I cried again when I found out I was having a daughter after two sons.  I doubted whether I would know what to do. Whether I could be enough or give enough to these two babies so close in age.  I worried what the brother-sister relationship would look like. This was uncharted territory for me and my husband. I grew up with three sisters and my husband grew up with four brothers. We both understood our own kind and had no idea what it meant to have a sibling of the opposite sex. Would they be close? Would they fight? Would it impact the relationship between the two boys? Would she feel left out? Could they share rooms? Would the bathroom be an issue? It's amazing what you worry about when you are pregnant. It's even more amazing how many of these worries dissolve  the moment your baby is placed in your arms. The closets may be filled with … [Read More...]

Carrie Marvin of 9Months Love

Start-Up Story: The Inspirational Creation of 9Months

I believe that sometimes people are placed in your life at exactly the right moment. I don’t want to jump into a spiritual sermon, but this is how it felt from the first conversation with Carrie Marvin, owner of 9Months. Carrie went to high school with my husband and we have friends in common, but our […]

mother and daughter girl scouts

Journey of a Girl Scout

On Saturday, I begrudgingly got dressed, pulled on the ugliest waterproof boots I own and prepared myself for a day of what I just knew was going to be misery. It was my daughter’s Girl Scouts Outdoor Skills Day and I had volunteered to tag along as one of the parent chaperons. When I volunteered […]

Real Mom Style

What I Wore: The Green Coat with Cobalt Blue Bag – #RealMomStyle

For a few weeks now, my good friend Maria José Ovalle of Very Busy Mama has been urging me to participate in her weekly #RealMomStyle feature. My hesitation has been that fashion is one of those areas I usually only admire from a distance. I love beautiful things, but I’m not always the best at putting […]

Nicole Dash author of Tiny Steps Mommy a Washington DC Mom Blog

Reader Spotlight: Turning The Tables

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights Okay, I promised that I would turn the tables on myself and here you go! I have answered my own questions and tried to share my challenges, my passion and my inspiration! If you want to learn more about me, you can read a post I wrote […]

Donna M. Brown

Reader Spotlight: The Advocate and the ‘Real Housewife’

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights After a long weekend break my two-year blogiversary celebration in honor of my readers continues! On today’s reader spotlight I am featuring an advocate for abused women and families and a “real housewife.” Tomorrow I will turn the tables and answer my own questions, which is never […]

Kristin

Reader Spotlight: The Teacher, The Blogger, The Small Business Owner

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights My two-year blogiversary celebration in honor of my readers continues! On today’s reader spotlight I am featuring a friend who understands the importance of putting your marriage first, a blogger who has more to do than time allows, and a mom who is transitioning from working outside […]

Kelly Zelnio

Reader Spotlight: The Stylist, The Father, The Artist

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights My two-year blogiversary celebration in honor of my readers continues! On today’s reader spotlight I am featuring a styling queen who is someone I consider a great friend, a devoted father who adores all the girls in his life and an artist who loves to teach. Keep […]

Dorie Howell

Reader Spotlight: The Photographer, The Allergy Advocate, The Canadian Writer

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights My two-year blogiversary celebration in honor of my readers continues! On today’s reader spotlight I am featuring an amazing photographer, a mom who makes the best allergy-free cakes and a Canadian writer. Keep reading each day for new and exciting features on my amazing readers.  Spotlight On: […]

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