A couple of days ago, we packed up the boys and decided to take full advantage of the 70 degree January South Carolina weather by going out to the river. It had been a couple of weeks since we had gotten to go out there, and this momma was missing her angel baby. For those of you that don’t know, our third son was stillborn this past October, and we buried him out at our favorite place with a sweet little magnolia tree.
Whenever we go out there, the first thing I always do is go visit Baby James’ little magnolia tree. I usually water the tree and sit for a spell– catching him up on what his brothers have been up to that week and such.
Usually I [...]
So I roll up to Target in my totally basic mom SUV, after visiting the Starbucks drive-thru, because that’s what basics do. And I am immediately greeted by the bright colors and shiny newness. Every time I go into this place, I swear it’s like they just know. They know what I am doing, how I’m feeling, and what I’m thinking about; and they lay all of their cute stuff out there accordingly.
Target’s ultimate goal is to prey on the basic moms whose minds are already moving a million miles an hour (either because they’re hyped up on caffeine from their Starbucks or because they’re trying to restrain their children).
We are the ones that are going to casually [...]
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, my husband had just started medical school. We had just gotten married and moved, and BAM. We weren’t planning on having babies until a little further down the road, but hey, God’s plan is better than mine. I was a twenty-three-year-old newlywed looking for a job. I wanted to put my BioSci degree to use. Actually, I felt like I had to put it to use. I owed that to my parents who were still paying off my student loans (God bless them for that). Then I got my first big girl job as an insurance agent. I would commute to a town thirty minutes away to sell health insurance while my husband was in school during the day. Salary + [...]