Posted by Chaunie Brusie
After welcoming our fourth baby into the world two months ago, my husband and I have had a lot of discussions about whether or not we feel that we are “done” having babies.
It’s such a foreign concept to me, having had a couple of surprise pregnancies that changed my life in completely wonderful ways, that we could plan such an eventful end. Family planning is such an individualized decision and for me, I’m not entirely sure that I could ever close the door on more babies. I love having a big family, and even when the arrival of our babies seemed unexpected, it always seemed like the most perfect gift once I held them in my arms. How could I ever doubt that?
I’m struggling with any decisions of whether or not we would like more children. We are both young parents and have a lot of years ahead of us where we could grow our family if we choose to do so, but it also feels like a road could be open for us to walk down for growing dreams, careers, or new experiences as well.
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
Parents talk a lot about how much they love their children and how they just feel these overwhelming emotions about being a mom or dad that are hard to put into words.
But sometimes, something happens and I think, “THIS is tangible proof I love my child, because I would never do this for someone I didn’t have really strong affection for.”
Posted by Tiffany Thornton
Remember the days when sleeping in was an actual thing? When you got frustrated at having nothing to do on the weekend? When the kids at the table next to you in a restaurant wouldn’t stop yelling, and you wondered why their parents weren’t doing something about it?
While at dinner last week with friends, my husband and I looked at each other and couldn’t do anything but laugh at the scene going on around us…
Posted by Martine Foreman
As a mom of two, I find myself in this weird space lately—constantly wondering if we should have a third child. I wish it were any easy decision for me, but it’s not. I’m just not built that way. I find myself thinking about the financial obligations, the time commitment, being able to give each child what they need, and so much more.
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
When it comes to shopping with a baby, things can get complicated. Gone are the days when you could just jump in the car, pop into the store, take your time to look around, and stroll back to your car without a care in the world.
In my three years of being a mom, I’ve developed some definite “dos and don’ts” when it comes to shopping with a little one in tow.