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Kim Negrete

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PreK :: Can I Really Do This? I’m NOT Ready!

Here we are, at the end of the school year, and everyone will be enjoying their summer vacation and getting ready to start back for the next year of school. However, this is the...

Just Do It: Put on Your Swim Suit and Play in that Sand; Your...

We just returned from Perdido Key, Florida for our daughter's 4th mermaid destination birthday vacation. It was an absolutely enjoyable and wonderful time for not just her, but for myself as well. I have...

Destination Birthdays: Why This Works For Us!

Destination birthdays are the best. I love to travel, and apparently so does our soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter. I started envisioning all the places I wanted my daughter to see before she was even conceived....
The Story of My Miscarriage : Why the Compassionate Care I Received at OLG Matters

The Story of My Miscarriage :: Why Compassionate Medical Care Matters

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General as a retroactive storytelling of one mom's experience with compassionate care. The story within contains intimate details about pregnancy and infant loss, which could be...

My Geriatric Pregnancy

A "geriatric pregnancy” is an outdated term used to describe a pregnant person 35 years of age or older. While geriatric pregnancies are considered high-risk pregnancies, the majority result in healthy babies. Specialized prenatal...

How Motherhood Altered My OCD Tendencies

Obsessive-compulsive disorder Also called: OCD Requires a medical diagnosis OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout...

The Most Important Minutes of the Day for Your Child

During my pregnancy, I would read article after article on everything from being a first-time mom to what to feed your child to when to bathe them, etc. However, there was one article that...

Our Spang-lish Toddler

The Definition of Spang-lish is a hybrid language combining words and idioms from both Spanish and English, especially Spanish speech that uses many English words and expressions. Our daughter who is 3 about to turn...

How Growing Up Without My Mom Shaped Me as a Mom

I was 8 years old when my parents divorced. At first, it wasn't much of a big deal. But as time went on, and as I was getting older, there were things that a...

“Playdates” Being an Older Mom

The desire to become a mom was my ultimate goal. I could not see past the 2 pink lines; that was all I wanted, that was all I needed. However once I had my...