Second Chance Mama

Second Chance Mama

I can’t believe 7 months ago our world changed again for the BETTER. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again-my heart is bursting with double the love every single day.  This is another one of those feelings that you cannot truly understand until you’re in the middle of it, wrapped up in … Continue reading

Ledger Bennett McSwain

Ledger Bennett McSwain

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to sit down and play catch up but I have thought about it a lot. I wish I could mentally write blogs because the crap that goes through my head as I try to navigate being a new mom of 2 would be REALLY interesting to read, … Continue reading

Two Boys, And Why I Want Them

You would think by now I would have learned how to block out any and every negative comment about babies , motherhood and everything in between. I feel like I have heard it all in these past 5 years as my pursuit to motherhood would be harder and so far off from my plan than … Continue reading

The “Second” Time Around

The “Second” Time Around

Disclaimer-This is  a bit long-winded but I  wanted to tell my story and speak out about secondary infertility. Although, I was very open with our struggles to get pregnant our first and second time , I have remained silent the last year and half. Mainly, because I felt guilty for experiencing all the same emotions again … Continue reading

Get Up, Dress Up, & Show Up

Well Hello! It’s been a long time since my last post. Truthfully, my days are just far too short and I spend every minute that I am not at work soaking up motherhood. There is truly nothing like it. I wish I had time every day to document my time with that little boy of … Continue reading

Dear Beckham, On Your First Birthday…

Beckham Parker, I cannot believe this day is finally here. It is a day that I have looked forward too and dreaded at the same time. Many days and nights of the first few weeks of your life, I wasn’t sure how we would ever get here, to this day, this moment. You’ve been my … Continue reading


This picture pretty much sums up why 2014 will be one for the books. 2014 was most definitely a year I will always cherish and remember. The year that allowed me to wake up every day and be greeted by his big ole cheeky smile and take in the feeling of warmth & love as his … Continue reading

181 Days Of Motherhood & Then Some

  These first 6 months of motherhood have been amazing, frustrating, joyful and full of confusing experiences. Here are a few of the things I have learned. A Different Perspective I now see the world differently, I see the world through his eyes. Every decision I make, every judgement I pass, my son is in the back of … Continue reading

The Other Side

 Last night I attended a group meeting with a couple of ladies who have or are currently going through Infertility. This group is called “Mommies In Waiting” and was created by Jamie (I have blogged about her and her remarkable story in the past) as support group for those of us who have struggled through years … Continue reading

The First 5

I cannot believe that Beckham is 5 months already. Everyone says the days and months fly by but until you experience motherhood you don’t quite grasp how quick it happens. I have been wanting to sit down and write a blog about my experience after bringing him home but honestly I really haven’t had time and … Continue reading

My 12 New Mom Must-Haves

So now that I’ve survived the first two months of motherhood and Beckham’s still alive(lol), I thought I would give yall a list of the top 12 products that make my life (and Beckham’s) a little easier. I remember back when I was registering for my baby shower, I was so overwhelmed with what I … Continue reading

That Day.

I can’t believe that today marks 1 year that Mark and I sat in the doctors office and found out news that would change our lives forever. A miracle was ripped from my hands that day and I have never been the same since. Although, I have done a lot of growing and so much … Continue reading

38 Weeks

How far along?  38 weeks Maternity clothes?   Becoming more and more miserable in my “work clothes”  but I keep reminding myself its only for a few more days, so I can handle it! The moment I get home to change into sweats or my leggings is PURE bliss. Stretch marks? None! Sleep:  Still not much, but I’m okay … Continue reading

Full Term & Snowed In

How far along?  37 weeks Maternity clothes?   Just trying to fit into what  I already have and again….living in my maternity leggings when I am not at work. They are a MUST have, I tell ya!!! Stretch marks? None, but I feel like I may see some after he comes and my stomach starts to shrink back … Continue reading