Where do you live?
How many children do you have?
Two girls (4 & 1 years old)
How old were you when you first became a mom?
22 years old
What has been the best thing about being a mom?
Watching them get really excited when they understand something they are being taught.
What has been the hardest thing about being a mom?
How have you overcome or worked through it?
Probably, trying not to get overwhelmed with everyone’s opinions on parenting and trusting my mom instinct to do what is right for our family in the season of life that we are in.
Tell us why you want to be featured on our site?
What makes you or your family different from others?
I would like to be featured because I believe there is much insight that I could offer as a Hispanic mother. Our family is different from others because we are an interracial family. I believe that many families that are like ours would benefit from our experiences.
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Please list any organizations/website or fundraisers here.
I am a breastfeeding counselor as well and like to inform women on breastfeeding and like to empower them to reach their breastfeeding goals.
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My name is Jamie. I'm with Dentably, a blog about promoting better dental care for underserved communities.
I wanted to share my story. When I was pregnant, I was terrified of having an x-ray and dental work done because I was very concerned about the effect it would have on my baby. That's why I've worked with Dr. Amanda to create a detailed guide to help women who are trying to conceive, currently pregnant, or nursing.
Through our research we found up to 18 out of every 100 premature births may be triggered by gum disease, this was alarming and that is why I am reaching out to share our guide to get more information out there on this subject!
Here is our guide: https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-care-pregnancy/
When your children grow up.
Last weekend we celebrated my son's birthday that was the same age as when I was pregnant with him. It seems so surreal that when we are pregnant we are focused on the baby. We go through life and then we find ourselves older and seeing our babies as adults.
I shared with my son how much I see the character that he had as a baby in him as an adult. He is kind, gentle, patient and very analytical just like he was as a child. He loves to study and we were laughing that he was using a planner in 1st grade. Take note of your children’s personality in a journal. It will be so fun to see what you observe when they are older.
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My daughter, Natalie, was born with Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus). I had never ever heard of it, but have since made it my mission to let everyone I meet know about it. It's essentially a common cold virus (in the herpes virus line) that I probably contracted from my older son who was in daycare while I was pregnant with Natalie.
About 70% of the population has had it already by adulthood, but I didn't, and so I ended up not having antibodies against it. Turns out that his small cold ended up doing damage to my daughter in-utero.
We feel very fortunate because our daughter seems to have a very good prognosis (being deaf in her left ear is her only symptom so far), but it can be devastating to some fetuses if contracted in the first trimester when the brain is developing.
They figure that 1 in 200 kiddos in the US are born with cCMV, but yet the OBs almost never tell us about it this risk. It's crazy to me. More children will have disabilities due to congenital CMV than other, well-known infections and syndromes, including Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Pediatric HIV/AIDS.