What Motherhood Means To…Chelsea

When we found out at the ultrasound appointment that day that I would be having a baby girl, everything changed. Not just the color we’d now be painting the nursery and the fact that we could cross out one entire column of potential baby names.

You see, a baby girl was much more of a responsibility for me than a boy would have been. This girl was going to look up to me, she was going to learn from me. Not that she wouldn’t learn from and look up to her daddy as well, but I was who was going to show her how to be a girl, a woman, a lady.

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Reviving Peppered Turkey Meatballs With Ragu!

Today was a special one for our family. Our 4 year old started Pre-K and I’m still in shock about it. Milestones are so bittersweet! Even though my mama heart was in a state of disbelief I knew I wanted to make a special dinner for my big girl. It was time to celebrate this new chapter, and I thought it would be the perfect time to revive an old recipe with one of the 5 new RAGÚ Homestyle sauces!

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I Don’t Want to Have a Black Mommy

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I don’t want to have a black mommy.

As I was handing my daughter her salami and crackers for lunch, she casually uttered these words.  The tone was the same as if she were asking me for water or a special treat or fruit snacks, but this statement sent a ripple through my spine and my heart immediately fell into my stomach.

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What Motherhood Means To…Ali

Hello there!! My name is Ali!

I am the mother of three beautiful kids, ages 5, 3 and 2. I have a boy and two little girls! I am also an autoimmune disease and rare blood disorder warrior, suffering from Lupus & POTS, and I remain on blood thinners indefinitely to help stop the development of blood clots in the arteries of my lungs. Needless to say, my everyday life is beautifully chaotic!

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Making the Time Count With Jord

“Is that a mechanical wood watch????” My dad, quite the watch connoisseur, was thoroughly impressed with my Purpleheart and Mother of Pearl from Jord Wood Watches, and honestly, I don’t blame him. I haven’t worn a watch in a while, but this beautifully crafted timepiece is in heavy rotation on my wrist!

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