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How Trust (and Pregnancy) Can Inspire Creativity

How Trust (and Pregnancy) Can Inspire Creativity

We have had to establish a new normal in our house recently. I’ve had to take it really easy due to me having non stop contractions all day long, and Zak has stepped up his game in a major way taking care of things around the house. He’s always been the cleaner one of the…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 27, 2018
The Weight of Pregnancy

The Weight of Pregnancy

Let me set a scene for you. It’s August 2016. I have just married my favorite person on the planet. We are talking about starting a family. I’m feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt in both mind and body. Life felt like I always hoped it would. But there was a time in my life…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 21, 2018
Second Trimester Recap | Q & A

Second Trimester Recap | Q & A

They say you get your energy back in the second trimester. Was that true for you? Yes! I felt totally back to my normal energy levels right around 12 weeks. I’m at exactly 28 weeks now, and I still feel like my energy level is high. It has been hard not being able to exercise….

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By Samantha Kozy, September 13, 2018
12 Things Zak and I Do to Keep Our Relationship Strong

12 Things Zak and I Do to Keep Our Relationship Strong

As the August turned over to September, I couldn’t help but thinking about what a big month August always is for me and Zak. We went on our first date in August six years ago, and we got married in August two years ago. Now, we’ll always have the memory of the time we spent…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 10, 2018
Preterm Contractions at 25 Weeks

Preterm Contractions at 25 Weeks

I spent the better part of my 25th week pregnancy in the hospital with preterm contractions. It was a difficult week to put it lightly. As much as I’ve tried to prove myself otherwise, pregnancy is not glamorous. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a miracle, but it is not glamorous. I’ve loved dressing up and…

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By Samantha Kozy, August 30, 2018
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Navigating Stress and Anxiety While Pregnant

Navigating Stress and Anxiety While Pregnant

Pregnancy has given me a lot. It has given me food cravings; it has given me love handles; it has given me gratitude; but most of all, it has given me a new lens through which I can see how I can take the best possible care of myself. I have always been a person…

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By Samantha Kozy, August 16, 2018
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DIY Photo Shoot: Maternity Edition

DIY Photo Shoot: Maternity Edition

When I was in the midst of struggling to conceive, I had this strange worry–or maybe it’s not that strange, maybe people just don’t talk about it. I worried that because I couldn’t imagine what it would physically be like to be pregnant, it somehow meant I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. It seems…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 30, 2018
Why We Aren’t Finding Out What We’re Having

Why We Aren’t Finding Out What We’re Having

It’s a……… BABY! This is our gender un-reveal! That’s right. We aren’t finding out what we’re having. This seems to be a choice that elicits strong reactions from most people. Here are a few popular ones: “Oh my God, how can you NOT find out? I would dieeeee.” “Good for you! That’s the best way…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 26, 2018
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Cute and Comfy Summer Dress

Cute and Comfy Summer Dress

Zak and I decided to break in our new camera after dinner on a date night recently. There was some pretty ivy growing on the side of the restaurant, and I can’t resist a good ivy wall. My number one priority for fashion this summer is to stay cool and stay comfortable! Number two priority…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 22, 2018
10 Fun Facts About My First Trimester

10 Fun Facts About My First Trimester

1 – I never got morning sickness! Please don’t hate me. I don’t know how I avoided this. If you know me, you’d know this is a miracle. I  am the most nauseous person you’ll ever meet. I can’t go in cars, planes, trains, boats without getting off with some level of nausea. Everyone in…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 15, 2018
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