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From the beginning of my pregnancy, I was candid about my journey and enjoyed sharing what I learned and experienced. I was also open about my choice to pursue midwifery care and deliver in a birth center instead of hospital. Not surprisingly, in the 6 weeks since Malaya’s birth I’ve been asked many times, “How […]

woman giving birth to baby at Rancho Springs Community Hospital in Murrieta, CA

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Super excited to share these images with you from my little botanical baby shower in Chicago. Planned by family and hosted by my creative older sister Charisse, every detail was perfectly thought out, and so “me.” She made the most delicious (and pretty) cupcakes, crafted a surprise flower crown for my head, and put together […]

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My heart is full of emotions as I sit and type these words, my favorite fluffy plaid blanket engulfing me and the aroma of my sizzling steak filling the home. Christmas is here in the White home, evident by the soft music playing, the white and gold colors around, and the mini faux pine trees […]

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It’s the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving, and my heart is full with so many thoughts and feelings. One of the biggest things on my mind is that in just a few weeks, I’ll be turning the big 25 years old. I’m halfway through my twenties now. The reality hit me like a brick recently, as I […]

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My sisters always joked I was going to be an old maid by the time I found a man that met my standards. Sometimes, I believed them, and wondered if I was going to be single forever. And of course like any young girl, I felt fear and dread at the idea. What kept me […]

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It sounds like a silly thing to be excited about, but I really can’t say how proud I am to FINALLY have my own business cards. Why? Because for the past 4+ years, I have completely procrastinated and pushed off ordering more. Part of the reason was because I didn’t want to spend the money, […]

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