In September 2018, I had my first positive pregnancy test. A few short weeks later I saw a tiny heartbeat on a screen and knew with every fiber of my being that I was now a mother. I spent my pregnancy eagerly awaiting the birth...

When my daughter was 2 months old, my husband got out of the only job he knew for 10 years, the military. Job security, health insurance, and the life we knew as a couple. We were offered jobs closer to my family so we had...

The day I found out I was pregnant I was ecstatic, both positive pregnancy tests. My first pregnancy was no walk in the park. I threw up every day, even with medications. At 12 weeks had some bleeding but an ultrasound confirmed the baby was...

When I was 5 months pregnant with my second child, I experienced a pain like no other. At first, I thought it was tooth pain - as I had just been to the dentist to get a full check-up and some work done. I went back...

Burdened with a mother's guilt, she carries this weight heavily on her shoulders. As a single parent who works shift work, she can't always be with her little boy and that tears at her heart. She wonders like we all do, "Am I doing enough?  Am...

Postnatal depression (PND) or postnatal anxiety (PNA) does not discriminate. It can hit any mother at any time, no matter their personality type or background, so I’ve now learnt. Women who have never struggled with anxiety or depression can be cut down at the knees after...

In 2011, according to the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention 20,593 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This is important because in October 2011, I was one of those women diagnosed. Unfortunately, 14,346 women in the US died, only 30% survived. My...

I’ve spent the last 8 years of my life chasing the American Dream. I’m incredibly grateful for the company that I’ve built and the lifestyle that it has given me. But recently I realized that I have spent so much time working that life has passed...

Dear Mom, I see you, and you’re doing great. No really, you are. I see you rocking your baby girl back to sleep at 4am, you've already been up three times overnight, and although you hug her close, I know you're praying she goes down soon and sleeps...

Dear Diary, I am a non-traditional student, I am a US Army veteran, I am a wife, and I am a mother. I am currently a senior at MTSU studying Photography. It has been tough to be a parent, spouse, and a student full-time, then we...