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Breastfeeding Doesn’t Define Me

 As National Breastfeeding Awareness Month approaches breastfeeding always becomes a huge topic amongst mothers on media. I have had my experience with both breastfeeding and bottle feeding and I thought I would share my opinion on the topic. This post is in no way trying to stir up controversy, but I felt like I should talk […]

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Surviving Postpartum depression and anxiety

Surviving Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

photography by Jen Roberts I originally published my postpartum depression & anxiety story at, but I was inspired by Erica’s postpartum psychosis story to hit publish one more time. I don’t think this topic can be shared enough times. To give you an update, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl since I wrote this story. I didn’t […]

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Dear C-Section Mom - a Cesarean Birth Story

Dear C-Section Mom

Dear C-Section Mom…yes, you are brave, you are strong, you are beautiful. And you are not less than, you should not be ashamed…I’m not even sure when that notion began in our society. It is Cesarean Awareness Month. This is the first time I have heard about this time that we set aside to promote awareness about […]

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A Message for the Working Mom |

A Message for the Working Mom…

Motherhood is filled with emotions and challenges. Both stay-at-home moms and working moms face unique challenges that we cannot prepare for or predict. With either path we choose, there is a period of adjustment we all must go through and often it is hard to explain to others. While working moms are very common now, […]

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Lessons from My First Pregnancy | West Valley Moms Blog

Lessons From My First Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such an amazing journey for a woman. Her body, mind and spirit go through many changes, leaving an impression that will never be forgotten. When I first became pregnant I was excited to embark on a new journey discovering new emotions and physical changes. I approached my pregnancy with awe, excitement and curiosity. […]

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