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My Love/Hate Relationship With Autumn

My Love/Hate Relationship With Autumn

It’s been eight years. Eight. Most days, I live my life and don’t do much reflecting on that crisp autumn day that changed my life forever. But on days like today, just as crisp, I’m reminded. Isn’t it interesting how certain smells and scenes can […]

Dear Mama, Enjoy Your Baby

Dear Mama, Enjoy Your Baby

Mama’s of the world: Enjoy your baby. It’s SO cliché, but time goes by way too fast. Ellie was a tough baby. That’s an understatement. By far. I love her to death, but she. was. TOUGH. Having Ellie first was like being baptized by fire […]

I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I had 2 children as a teenager (read my story here). Under the circumstances, adoption was the best choice for them and I’m grateful every day that I made that choice. Some people tell me I’m strong, brave and selfless. Some tell me I’m selfish, […]

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

An unplanned pregnancy is a shocking, scary, and surreal thing that no one thinks will ever happen to him or her. As a teenager, I placed 2 children with the same family (click here to read my story) and learned a lot about adoption while going through […]

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

As a mom, I know how overwhelming it can be to shop for all the perfect items you need for your baby and yourself. I’ve teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to bring you a sweet giveaway to ease some of that stress! […]

Max’s Birth Story

Max’s Birth Story

Baby Max is nearly 7 months old, so naturally in true Melinda fashion, I have procrastinated writing his birth story until now! It’s so fun to go back and remember that beautiful day. His pregnancy had been high risk, like all of my other pregnancies. […]