Category Archives: motherhood

Diva Time: Gender Reveal Party

This weekend a dear friend entrusted me with the task of putting together a gender reveal party. This is totally outside my area of expertise but it was fun to get out of my comfort zone and do something for a wonderful diva!

A gender reveal party is a fun way to get close family and friends together and reveal to them the sex of your family’s newest addition. Typically it is held about 15-20 weeks into a women’s pregnancy.

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Lunchbox Solutions: Feeding My Picky Eaters

School lunches are an event in our household. I deal with two contrasting personalities – my oldest son who is the world’s pickiest eater and my youngest son who can never get full. When this school year began, I quickly realized that the cafeteria lunches would not work for us. They both complained a lot the first week and after speaking with fellow school district employees who religiously took their lunches I decided to follow suit.

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Sacrifice of Motherhood

Mother’s Day is typically a day to shower the maternal role models in our lives with love, praises and gifts.

For some it’s a day to remember their mothers and grandmothers who may be gone physically but whose memories and legacies live on.

I spend the day with my family – my mother, aunts or girlfriends who are on this journey of motherhood alongside me. But there’s a fleeting moment when my mind drifts to an unknown place to focus on an unknown face.

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First Moments, Precious Moments

After I gave birth to my youngest son, I was adamant that I was done. Our family was complete. Shop was closed. After a very trying pregnancy – physically, mentally and emotionally – there was absolutely no desire to experience those not-so-joyous 30-35 weeks again.

In September 2010, when my youngest son was 2 years old, I found out I was pregnant.  I experienced a roller coaster of emotions – many not so positive.

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Celebrate Motherhood

May is one of my favorite months for so many reason but mainly because of Mother’s Day and the opportunity to celebrate motherhood! Becoming a mom has definitely changed me for the better in so many ways. Each of my children has helped to shape a different aspect of my life and I’m a better person overall.

Yvonne over at Empowerment Moments is hosting her very first blog series “

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The Divatude Challenge 2013: Welcome Janeane

Happy Monday Divas!!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Today, I’d like to introduce you all to our next participant in The Divatude Challenge 2013! In her words, Janeane lays out her goals for the upcoming year:

 describe myself as a Superwoman, aka a wife and mother of four.   I created the blog Janeane’s World   in order to share the thoughts, 

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#BornTooSoon – World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th of each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

According to the March of Dimes, a premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Premature babies can have more health problems and may need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born later. More than half a million babies are born prematurely each year in the United States.

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