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First of all, let me say - YES... that's right! My husband and I are expecting... TWINS! It came as quite the shock to us when the ultrasound tech nonchalantly said 'Okay, there are two.' My initial thought was...
Having just had my third c-section I thought I would share my knowledge and experiences from a patient’s viewpoint in case the information might help someone. Maybe you are currently pregnant and are terrified your delivery may end up...
A burst of laughter escaped my lips. The irony wasn't lost on me, sitting there in an outpatient clinic room nursing my secondborn three-month-old son, while a surgeon performed a vasectomy on my husband.   If you had told me three...
Click here to read The Rocky Road to Motherhood, Part I I miscarried during Christmas, a time when we are supposed to feel festive and happy. A time to celebrate family and the important things in life. We didn't put up...

My Journey With Breastfeeding

My first son was born five full weeks early. To stay I wasn't prepared for his arrival was an understatement.  That being said, there was one thing I was prepared for - breastfeeding. I always knew I would breastfeed...
I never really thought much about what being pregnant would be like before I actually was. Let’s say it all turned out very differently than I thought it would. My husband and I were very blessed to get pregnant...
I know, I know: nothing can really prepare you for parenthood. However, when it takes a relatively long time, good amounts of emotional and financial investment, and a lot of physical groundwork to become pregnant, you learn a few...
My journey to motherhood began the moment I understood that little girls could be Mommies, too…even if it was to a bald, raggedy Cabbage Patch doll. My instinctual drive to mother was sharpened throughout childhood, and I “blessed” my...
The crazy things people say when you're expecting People are bound to notice all the physical changes pregnancy brings: growing belly, swollen feet, and myriad weirdness that we all endure while we grow precious new life. Somehow these physical changes...
When I found out I was pregnant with my third child, it had been about 2 years since I gave birth to my last child and since then our insurance had changed. Therefore, I was on the hunt for...
My kids drive me bananas sometimes. Like, crazy to a level I have never known. Usually it's when they are peppering me with questions and requests. Oftentimes it's when they are conducting the crazy train all over our house...
Naturally, I was SO excited when I was pregnant with my first child. I couldn't wait to get a nursery ready, buy tiny clothes and dream about our new family member. I was even excited about the birthing process... because come...

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Lake Geneva: Winterfest | February 2-6, 2022

(Lake Geneva, WI): Lake Geneva: Winterfest will be held this year from February 2-6. Along with the snow sculpting, the town will be abuzz...