This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

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If you have suffered an infant loss or miscarriage. Please know you are not alone. Please know that while it is hard and while some people may not understand or support you, it is okay to grieve. It is okay to feel however you need to feel and for however long you need to feel it. This is not something that is often talked about. In fact, I didn’t know how many of my friends had miscarriages until I started talking about mine. That is why I have talked about mine so much. I want people to know that it is okay to grieve for the child you didn’t get to know. It is okay to miss that child and wonder what might have been.

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So much for new beginnings

In June, I ended up being life-flighted to the hospital with symptoms of a stroke. As it turned out, I did not have a stroke, thank goodness. However, I had a major setback in dealing with issues from a traumatic brain injury from years ago that involved being struck by a vehicle while I was crossing the street. All the progress I have made over the years and all the things from my TBI that I have tried to hide and pretend that it was nothing has all come back to haunt me in a bad way.

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Getting back to a bath and bedtime ritual with Baby Mantra and a Giveaway

That is where creating a new bath and bedtime regime have come into play. The last few months leading up to our move have been downright chaotic. Sweetpea used to have a regular bedtime, and while we didn’t have a strict ritual, it has been in my mind to create one because my other kids thrived on routine when they were little. I wanted to incorporate things she would enjoy while creating a relaxing atmosphere to help her prepare for sleep.


4th of July Giveaway Hop!

Bear Haven Mama will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Bear Haven Boutique to one lucky winner! Use it for toys, a plush, or towards a fabulous party! Bear Haven Boutique is my fabulous little toy boutique where you can find toys that help children imagine and create! You can also find great party kits that kids will love and that double as a party favor that will not end up in the landfill once the party ends! Bear Haven Boutique handpicks all the toys, boutique items, and party kits. Plus I do custom work as well!


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