Losing a Child at Birth & What the Pain Taught me

11 years ago I gave birth to my firstborn, five months prematurely. At 21 years old this was a reality that I was refusing to accept. I was young and healthy; I had hopes and dreams for my daughter that I carried inside me for 23 weeks. She should’ve been safe from all harm nestled…

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How Post-Partum Affected My Child & My Health

There are so many moments throughout your pregnancy. So many, that you never thought you would have to prepare for? You may have heard the stories about how severe your heartburn will be or how your lady bits might rip in half, but seriously you think to yourself, "That won't happen to me." And as…

Learning About Body Love During Your First Pregnancy

When I first found out I was pregnant, one of my first thoughts was how exciting will it be to feel life growing inside of me. I knew my stomach would grow over the next nine months and if I was lucky my boobs might follow suit. I was prepared with creams and lotions to…

Struggling With Post Partum Depression

I just experienced the greatest gift in life by giving birth to a healthy baby girl after a 2nd-trimester loss with my first-born. I should be on cloud 9 savoring every moment with my newborn after all that heartache and overcoming my high-risk pregnancy due to IC (incompetent cervix). Seeing my daughter made my heart…

You Are More Than Just a Mom & a Wife.

I’m a strong woman, mother & wife. I have a life & I pursue my dreams, like Jay Z once said, “I dream in color”.  Today’s women are continuing to overcome society’s stigmas and labels of how we should be if we are a mom and a wife. You can easily imagine the cookie cutter image of…