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It's Been Six Months Since My Pregnancy Loss, Raise Magazine

It’s Been Six Months Since My Pregnancy Loss

This weekend would have been my due date. It’s been six months since we received the phone call that would change our lives. But now, I can finally understand the then-hollow promise…

I Planned My Wedding When I Was Four Months Pregnant, Raise Magazine

I Planned My Wedding When I Was Four Months Pregnant

My son walked me down the aisle and the three of us exchanged vows, promising to be family forever, while my little son did somersaults in my belly. It was a perfect…
How To Transition Your Baby Out Of A Swaddle, Raise Magazine

How To Transition Your Baby Out Of A Swaddle

We all know that swaddling our babies can help soothe them to sleep, but what happens when they outgrow the swaddle and still need that feeling of security? Created by mama of…
Healing After Pregnancy Loss, Raise Magazine

Healing After Pregnancy Loss

Today marks three months since we ended our pregnancy. That means I’ve been without her for as long as she was growing inside me. I doubt anyone besides my husband is aware…

Adoption Profile Tips: The One Thing You Should Never Say In Your Profile, Raise Magazine

Adoption Profile Tips: The One Thing You Should Never Say In Your Profile

A simple, thoughtful piece of advice that can make a world of difference to expectant moms. During our adoption process, our case worker shared this important piece of advice about writing profiles:…
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Everything You Need To Bring Home Your Baby From The Hospital, Raise Magazine

Everything You Need To Bring Home Your Baby From The Hospital

It’s not nearly as much as you think. Many adoption agencies discourage hopeful parents from buying any newborn gear prior to the baby’s birth. It can be extraordinarily painful to walk past…
Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend's Kids

Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend’s Kids

The best advice I received on how to build a relationship with my future stepsons. I’m a total research junkie, so when I started dating a man with kids, the first thing…
Should You Tell Your Kid’s Teacher You’re Getting A Divorce? Raise Magazine

Should You Tell Your Kid’s Teacher You’re Getting A Divorce?

“Not every student will turn to their teacher, but knowing that they can makes a difference for some.” Every year, August marks a new season -- back-to-school, the beginning of fall sports,…
Crispy Roasted Potatoes, Raise Magazine

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Fingerlings, red onion, rosemary & thyme. I love potatoes in all forms, and these never disappoint. Whether you’re serving them for brunch, dinner, or as leftovers, they make the perfect side dish…
Covid Canceled My Wedding, Raise Magazine

Covid Canceled My Wedding

Fourteen months of event planning was wiped out in a matter of days. That same week, the tote bags with our wedding date printed on them arrived in the mail. I didn’t…