Dear 21 year-old Pregnant Me,

Confession: I was just a baby when I started this whole parenting thing. There are so many things I wish someone had told me, so I am telling myself now: Dear 21 year-old Me, Since you have been pregnant, everyone and their mother has been coming out of the woodwork to give you unsolicited advice. Once the baby is on the outside, those advice givers kick in to overdrive. Over the last 15 years I have been able to sort out a lot of old wives tales versus fact. Hang in there, kiddo, I am here to help. … [Read more...]

So It Begins…

As this is my first post, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christina, and I have been married to Adam for 17 years. We have 7 – yes, seven – children. Here I will make my first confession: Upon getting married I wanted 2 kids. Maybe 3 if the first 2 were the same gender. (Our first three children were girls, but that’s a post for another day.) Then we had our first child, and I said we were done. DONE. … [Read more...]