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The ultrasound tech said Aria Beth was in the "picture perfect" womb at 9 weeks.

Imperfect Womb, Perfect Baby : : How I Became A Mother

The journey to motherhood, and through motherhood, looks different for everyone. Struggles with fertility, health issues, timing, age…these are just some of the things that our fellow Charleston Moms Blog writers have dealt with, and are sharing in their raw and personal stories through this series, How I Became A Mother. We hope that you enjoy […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Motherhood

‘Twas the night before motherhood, when all through the room the nurses checked the monitors and you were still in my womb. The board highlighted our one major goal, a new precious baby with a sweet little soul. Your daddy was tucked away in his hospital chair, while I waited in boredom and thought, “How […]

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A Cup of grace this holiday season

A Cup of Grace This Holiday Season

We survived our first major holiday month with our first born! Honestly, I could really take a nap right about now. Maybe one that lasts until Thanksgiving. For weeks, I obsessed over the perfect costume and activities we could do as a family. Mind you that our first born is barely four-months-old and she could […]

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Bold Motherhood

It’s 2:25 am and I almost snapped a selfie that involved a bottle, my baby, and half of my face (the good side, of course). Then I stopped myself. “I do NOT feel like having people judge the fact that we have to formula feed most of Aria’s diet due to my body’s lack of […]

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Calling North Charleston Home

Calling North Charleston “Home”

“We didn’t realize that there were nice neighborhoods on this side of town.” I didn’t think about my friend’s words until a few days later, when another shooting happened just a couple of miles from our home. Our home off of Dorchester Road in North Charleston.  On any given day, a quick look at our […]

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