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The Story of My Miscarriage by Abigail Ellis

Miscarriage. Most people do not like to talk about this, and I myself never wanted to either. It always made me cry when I would talk about it that first year after I lost my first pregnancy. Part of me never wanted to talk about it because I did not want to hear people say, […]

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Kids Sports: How Young is Too Young?

These days, riding the swing, playing tag, building sand castles, or playing in the sandbox are not considered as forms of exercises, even by toddler standards. When you visit basketball or football clinics, you see kids that can barely walk learn how to kick or shoot a ball. As a parent, it’s understandable that you […]

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Ladies on the Loose: The Perfect Girls Shopping Day in Downtown Zimmerman

Are you in need of a night out with girlfriends? Do you love shopping? I just discovered the perfect place to go. Where can you find three awesome restaurants, shops filled with chic  boutique style clothing, must-have antiques, treasures galore and fabulous refurbished furniture all available in one town? Downtown Zimmerman! Last Thursday, I had the […]

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The Complete Guide to Eating During Pregnancy

There are affiliate links in this post. Guest post written by Greg Stein. During pregnancy, people will often say that you are “eating for two”, however, that isn’t quite true. It’s only in your final trimester that you have to increase your caloric intake for your growing baby. Even then it certainly doesn’t mean doubling […]

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Trying to Conceive

A Journey With Infertility

This guest post is by Brooklyn Lowery. She is a writer at heart and journalist by training. Brooklyn and her husband, Jon, are dear friends of Laura’s husband and Laura. We are honored to have Brooklyn share her story on First Time Mom. Sometimes, there simply isn’t a reason. Sometimes, no amount of doctor’s appointments, or […]

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When Babies Crawl Away Keep Reading

Today’s “I Love To Read Month” post is from Laura’s good friend, Emily McLean. She calls Emily her kiddos’ Fairy Book Mother. Over the years Emily has recommended most of Laura’s favorite children’s books. Emily lives in Seattle where she works in early childcare and teaches pre-k Sunday school. She also holds a Masters in Children’s Writing and has 8 years […]

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Featured Motherhood

Encouraging Books for the Christian Mom

This post contains afilliate links so if you make a purchase from one of those links we will receive a commission. This will not cost you anything extra, rather, it will help us to support First Time Mom the website. Today we have a guest post from Laura’s friend, Dollie Blackley. With a compassionate heart, […]

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was. I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a birthing mother through labor. How nice! I was intrigued as I had always been very interested in pregnancy and birth. Becoming a Doula seemed like […]