Author Archive | Melissa B


Giving Grief Enough Time

This post won’t have any advice or inspirational thoughts, just feelings — raw feelings of utter disappointment. It’s time for me to let them go. I’ve been holding on to them for the past six months and they are taking up room in my head and heart. I could surely use that space for happier […]

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I Insisted on Having an Elective C-Section

I declined the labor of childbirth. Or that’s what my medical reasoning states as to why I chose a cesarean section, according to my obstetrician. It has bothered me since the day I saw her jot down those words on my paperwork for surgery. I could feel my blood pressure rise while my eyebrows began […]

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A Letter to My Son on Veterans Day

To my sweet baby boy, There are so many things I don’t know about you yet. You have yet to make your entrance into this world — about three weeks to go. I don’t know what color your eyes will be or what your smile will look like. I don’t know if you’ll inherit the […]

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Five Things I Didn’t Know About Pregnancy

There are some things that aren’t well-known about pregnancy. This probably applies to first-time moms more so than veteran moms. It’s not all cute, but I’m here to share the truth with the ladies who were like me. I know, I know. “Read a book!” Well, my rookie butt decided that I didn’t need to […]

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I’m Not That Mom

I have a confession to make. I don’t like to cuddle, snuggle, or hold hands. I’m not overly sensitive. In fact, I’ve been told I’m not sensitive enough by the opposite sex. This has been on my mind a bit lately, as I’m expecting my first child and I’m halfway through this pregnancy. The most […]

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You Can Find Me in the Gauntlet

It’s official. I’ve been dropped off at the Step-Parenting Gauntlet against my will. All my naivety is out the door! Emotions have boiled over, feelings have made themselves very known, and I’m standing here like, “Can I get a map or directions on how to find my way through this new place?” To all the […]

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