Tagged with pregnancy

HELLP Syndrome Awareness – My Story

HELLP Syndrome Awareness – My Story

Every mom has a story about the day their baby(s) entered the world and mine is no different. People might assume that pregnancy and delivery come with a few “discomforts” but it seems the most serious are rarely talked about. Three weeks before my due date and 3 days before my maternity leave, I started … Continue reading

Being Mom

It happens at different times for us all. Somewhere between the first moment and maybe the first day or week. Somehow you realize that your whole world has changed – and you carried it inside your body for almost a year. You’re a mom. It was a word that I used regularly but a love … Continue reading

Turn it Yellow for Endo Awareness

It’s March and we’re back… bringing you more posts than ever this year! Your support is most appreciated!! October is typically known for Breast Cancer Awareness and pink is found everywhere. Well, this month we are dedicated to turning social media and everything yellow to raise awareness for Endometriosis. So what can you do to … Continue reading

More Pregnancy Notes and Post Delivery

So… as you know, I have spent the last year of my life growing a human and then learning to be a parent. I will have many more posts on this as time goes on. Several of my childless married friends have asked intriguing and important questions along the way. So I hope you all find … Continue reading

Guest Post – Drowning Out the Parenting Horror Stories

Guest Post, by Suzanne Hadley Gosselin – She is the author of the newly released, Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood. It is an honor and privilege to have her as a guest blogger. As a new parent, I can appreciate Suzanne’s point of view on parenting and motherhood. So whether you are expecting, planning … Continue reading

Pregnancy is a Journey – 14 Stages

Pregnancy is a journey, and quite honestly, something that I never thought I would experience (read more about my story here). It is a miraculous blessing to be able to carry a child and I am so very thankful for our sweet little boy, Micah. My pregnancy presented many challenges, but I will spare you … Continue reading

Tribute to the Kaldas Center

When I moved to the Fox Valley, I was in desperate need of a doctor specializing in the treatment of Endometriosis. It was purely by the grace of God that I found Dr. Rami Kaldas of Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy (previously at Women’s Care of Wisconsin). I walked into our first appointment … Continue reading

Coming Soon on Words By Mara

Well… we are getting closer to the arrival of baby! In the months to come you will read several guest posts by some rather amazing women. I look forward to introducing you all to some new bloggers and few returning guests. You are in good hands while I take a little time off to prepare … Continue reading

My Guest Post on Devotional Diva

Today, I am a guest blogger on Devotional Diva. Read my post “When It’s Easier to Declare Defeat“. Have you ever declared self-defeat rather than leaning on faith? This is my story about what God has taught me through pregnancy and the miracles He creates every day! Thank you to my friend, Renee Fisher, for … Continue reading

Raising Awareness for Endometriosis

This week is National Endometriosis Awareness Week. I have a strong desire to help other women that are undiagnosed or recently diagnosed find the right help and answers. Let’s start with some facts and stats first: 1 in 10 women have Endometriosis (also known as Endo) Endo cannot be OFFICIALLY diagnosed without surgery. A doctor … Continue reading