My First Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day 2017 Recap

Let me just start by saying, WOW! I had a wonderful first Mother’s Day with my mom, grandma, and Jaxon. This day last year, I was getting close to being 3 months pregnant, but at that time, we had not told anyone but my mom. Being the person that she is, she surprised me with a *secret* Mom-to-be card and balloon. I didn’t consider myself a MOM then because I was just coming to grips with actually BECOMING a mom. So, this year was my first real celebration.

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Real Women, Real Moms, Real Accomplishments: Mother’s Day Edition

In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to highlight two new mommy’s that graduated this spring with their bachelor’s degrees. There are a number of women who accomplish this feat every year, but these are the two stories that stuck out to me. Plus, they’re from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and I LOVE my Coast girls! Another reason why their story resonated with me is because not only did they have to deal with delivering their child in the middle of their FINAL semester of senior year, but they encountered roadblocks that many of us can relate to, and some that we can not even fathom. Allow me to introduce them.

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Top 6 Mother’s Day Essentials: How I Survive Mom Life

I’ve been a new mommy for almost six months now. If it weren’t for my top six everyday essentials, I would not make it through the day. These are essentials that I, as a mother, need on a daily basis. They are essential to life. Most “Mother’s Day Essentials” lists are uniform no matter where you do your research. Clothes, purses, jewelry, flowers, etc. As a new mom, all of those gifts would be lovely, but they are not what is going to get me through the day. If you’re wondering what to get a new mommy friend of yours for Mother’s Day, then here are a few suggestions.

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Jaxon’s First Flight: Tips on Traveling with Infants

On March 17th, I boarded an airplane for the first time with my 4-month-old. I knew nothing about traveling with infants. Either way, I hopped on the plane with one extra-full backpack on my back, one arm occupied by a 13 lb. infant, and the other carrying a Boppy pillow, a blanket, and a tiny baby backpack, with a pacifier, hooked around my index finger. I shuffled down the aisle in a single file line along with the other parents traveling with infants and children. The passengers already sitting watched with awe and annoyance as the parade of babies and children that they would be traveling with for the next two hours passed by.

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Easter 2017 Recap

This Easter was a special holiday, much like all of Jaxon’s “first holidays.” However, anytime Mommy and Daddy get to spend time with Jax together as a family is considered special. For those who don’t know, Dad attends school 5 hours away from us. Luckily, all of Jaxon’s big holidays were spent with both of his parents. For Easter, we took family photos. If you know anything about taking pictures with boys and men, then you KNOW how difficult it is to do.

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