Monthly Archives: January 2016

“How Do I…?” Your FABQ (Frequently Asked Blogging Questions), Answered

It’s a new year, but some perennial questions are always worth addressing.

Source: “How Do I…?” Your FABQ (Frequently Asked Blogging Questions), Answered


Coloring For Relaxation

My best friend and I have been using coloring as a way to relieve stress and anxiety. Bestie is amazing at coloring. She can pick the perfect colors, blend them, shade them, and generally make them look like professional art. My skills, on the other hand,  are just basic.  That is okay by me though. Being able to use a little creativity and be calm and focused for a few minutes a day is what coloring is all about to me.  Huffington Post has an interesting post about coloring for stress relief here for some more info.

Below are some of our favorite books to color.

Musical Tampon Allows Fetuses to Listen to Your Mixtape in the Womb

Source: Musical Tampon Allows Fetuses to Listen to Your Mixtape in the Womb

The thought of this makes me laugh. I think my headphones will be good enough. Better yet, I’ll just sing out loud. I don’t think the baby will mind that I’m horribly off key…


Who is Bright Star?

I’m Bright Star, Star for short, and I just found out that I am pregnant!!!  I wanted to celebrate this exciting event by starting a blog. To be honest, I am a little afraid of this pregnancy. It comes on the heels of a pregnancy loss.  It has been 7 months since my precious daughter, Georgia, was born sleeping at 22 weeks. I also had a miscarriage at 8 weeks in 2013. Understandably I am worried that this pregnancy will not last, that I will never have anything but angel babies. I decided that I refuse to have that mentality. These tragic events have inspired me to do something big to stay positive and hopeful in my current pregnancy. I am going to blog about it! Maybe by doing this I can help myself, as well as others, navigate the journey to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Thanks for sharing this rainbow journey with me.

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Happy New Year!