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I’m 21 and pregnant and scared out of my mind. My doctor tells me that I have pulmonary hypertension and that the standard of care is to terminate my pregnancy. I can’t live without my baby, but I really...
So I married a Texan. A Texas flag-hanging, Whataburger lovin', Cowboys fan-till-he-dies, Lone Star Man. And with that comes a lot of extra obligations. Bluebonnets? We don't pick 'em. H-E-B? I'm sorry, do you mean God's greatest gift to...
Hey friends! After a small hiatus- I'm back! I wanted to do a follow up to my previous piece on why we hired a doula. You can find that here. I figured it might benefit those on the fence...
Why does it have to be so hard for a military spouse to find a new job?  That’s kind of a rhetorical question but if anyone has answers, I’m willing to listen! I am currently trying to rejoin the workforce...
“You have got to stand up and go to bed,” my husband said, standing outside the bathroom door. “No. Just let me sit here. I can’t get up,” I replied as I sniffled between tears. I heard him sigh before cracking...
Dear Little One,  First of all, I want you to know how much I love you. Ever since you were born, you have expanded my heart every day to love you a little bit more.   But being your mum hasn’t been...
This past summer, we traveled to Washington D.C. for a wedding and a week full of wonderful adventures. It was a beautiful ceremony, and it was so exciting to visit our nation’s capital with the bride and groom as...
To all parents with babies who aren't quite babies anymore: Let me try and explain. Have you looked at your kids lately? I mean, really looked. Is there hair somewhere on their body where it wasn't before? Have they grown a few inches this...
I remember the day like it was yesterday: we were stationed in Italy, my husband was working another 16-hour day, and I was running on empty. Again. My first baby (around 2 months old at the time) just finished...
As I listen to a parenting podcast, the ever present inspirational quote, “Thrive in the chaos, momma” plays in my headphones. As those words enter my mind, the perfectly timed scratchy, wetness of a toilet brush grazes against my...
"Yes, they're all mine." I wonder how many times I've uttered these words to perfect strangers who seem to think they're well within their rights to look over my brood of well-behaved young people and say, "That's a lot of...
I poured the hot water into my paper cup, plopped in a tea bag, and headed to my seat. “Hi, Courtney. So glad you were able to join us,” one of the coordinators cheerfully greeted me as I joined...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...