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Hosting a Blessingway. East Valley Moms Blog. Tabitha Dumas

Hosting a Blessingway

Whether you’re expecting a baby or planning to throw a baby shower for someone special, I hope you’ll consider this baby shower alternative: The Blessingway.   It has Native American roots and instead of exclusively focusing on the baby, it puts the spotlight (or soft candlelight as it were) on the mother-to-be and her transition […]

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39 and pregnant. East Valley Moms Blog. Tabitha Dumas

39 and pregnant

  This is not how I pictured motherhood going. I was the little girl who took her dolls, stroller and fully-loaded diaper bag (with newborn diapers I bought with my allowance) to church, the mall and anywhere else I was allowed. I fed them, changed them and bathed them like they were real. I was […]

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All the baby names I love but will never get to use

Baby Names I Love But Will Never Use

I am a certifiable geek when it comes to baby names. For as long as I can remember, I’d fantasize about the children I’d have and what I’d name them. Some of my picks from when I was little are extremely embarrassing. Thank goodness we don’t name babies when we’re five! However, once I actually […]

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The Pain of Infertility

I am deserving. I am a great mother. An involved, fantastic mother. So why can’t I get pregnant? Why are there people that are undeserving of having children able to get pregnant while I cannot? Is this a test of my patience? As I slowly creep towards that magical age of, a-hem, 40, I find […]

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