Our Top Five Greatest Hits

Hi everyone! Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of new readers here at Three Ladies and Their Babies. We just wanted to take a minute to say hello to all of the new folks and to let everyone know that we are so happy to have the opportunity to share a bit of our lives with old and new friends alike. We have been at this for seven months now and are astounded by all of the love and feedback we’ve received. From the very beginning, our mission has simply been to support one another, encourage our readers, and hopefully provide a few laughs along the way. We discuss topics ranging from child rearing, to dinner, to tax returns. Whatever is relevant in our daily lives is free game. To recap what we’ve done so far and to welcome our new followers, below are our top five posts to date.

. folder The Glamorous Life of a Doctor’s Wife

This is a great firsthand account of what it is really like to be the wife of a doctor. While it has its moments, Lisa gives us a look at what it’s really like and includes the good, the bad and the ugly.

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In this post, Stephany talks about her decision to go to law school and how it might not have been the best choice. She also provides some advice for those thinking about following the same path.

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Ashley gives us a fabulous recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cake that has added pounds to people everywhere and has really lit up the Pinterest boards.

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In this post, Lisa talks about the stay at home mom guilt that many women experience when they stay at home with the children and still can’t keep it all together. This was an eye opener for many!

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In Finding Love Online, Ashley tells us about her experience with finding love online. She also provides some tips and a few words of caution to anyone currently having the same experience.

Happy reading everyone! We hope you enjoy this quick recap. Tune in tomorrow when Lisa posts about the “Momism’s” that we’ve all fallen victim to over the last few years. 🙂

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You Can Now Find Us at Facebook & Pinterest!

Hello dear readers. We Three Ladies decided it was time to branch out. You can now find us at Facebook and Pinterest. This is our way of being able to connect with our readers in a bigger way. We will be using both Facebook and Pinterest to notify you of future posts, as well as to share anything with you that we find interesting or useful. We sincerely hope you’ll follow us on this journey and, as always, enjoy what you see!

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Also, if you have any questions or comments that you don’t wish to leave publicly, you can now email us at threeladiestheirbabies@gmail.com. We’d love to hear any ideas you might have for us and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Book Club: Books 1, 2, & 3 Selections

The two day voting window for the first three book polls at Facebook are officially closed and I am pleased to announce our first three book selections. I will introduce them now with a description of each book as found on Goodreads.

Book One (April 16 – April 30, discussion at Facebook on May 1st): Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

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The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby’s life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if—as Sibyl’s assistant later charges—the patient wasn’t already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?

As recounted by Sibyl’s precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives—and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

Book Two (May 2 – May 16, discussion at Facebook on May 17th): She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.

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In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.

Meet Dolores Price. She’s 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.

Book Three (May 20 – June 3, discussion at Facebook on June 4th): Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

We’re all very excited to start reading the first book and hope you are as well. Enjoy!

Until Next Time…

Hi all. Lisa unfortunately suffered an injury yesterday and as she’s going to be spending this time resting and healing, we won’t get the pleasure of a blog post from her this week.

Why not check out some of her other posts to fill the void? Just click this link and it will take you to all of the posts she’s made thus far. Also, feel free to leave get well wishes for her here!

Feel better, Lisa! We’re all thinking of you.

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome!  If you have stumbled upon our little blog, let us be the first to welcome you with open arms and tell you what we are all about.  As our name indicates, we are just three ladies with babies.  This is the place we have designated to talk about anything that seems noteworthy to us at the moment.  From shopping lists to crazy immigration laws to baby food, if it’s on our minds, you’re likely to find it here.  Our goal is to provide honest insight from three young moms in a guilt-free environment.  Respectful discussion of any of our topics is always welcome.  We come from a long line of talkers and we can and will spend hours discussing anything we find interesting.

We should also point out the connection that links us all together.  Lisa and Stephany are sisters and Ashley is their cousin. We share a set of truly fantastic grandparents and our parents are siblings. Lisa and Stephany grew up in Eastern Kentucky while Ashley was raised in Michigan.  Although we were about an eight hour car ride and infinitely many bathroom stops apart, we were brought up in a very close knit family and even as adults, we speak to most of our cousins (there are 16 of us) very often.  We tend to know exactly what is going on in everyone’s lives and while many people would consider this torture, to us, it’s the way of family. Beyond the genetic link, we are linked by friendship. That’s why the idea of a collaborative blog just made perfect sense for us.

And now, to introduce the three authors!

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My name is Lisa Daniels. I’m from the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky but am currently “hanging my hat in Tennessee.” I live in Bristol, TN with my wonderful husband Brian, our precious baby girl Lillian, and our two obnoxious basset hounds Sophie and Copper. As for what sent my family south, that would be my husband’s career. He is a physician specializing in family medicine and is completing residency here. As such, I spend my time playing the role of his wife and support system along with raising and loving our sweet little daughter. I’m a stay at home mommy and am so thankful for that blessing. My hobbies and interests include all things Appalachian, researching my ancestry, making homemade baby food, fishing, traveling, education (I’m a non working teacher), music, movies, pregnancy and childbirth, and researching ways to help Lilly grow and develop. I aspire to one day write and publish children’s books. To sum myself up, I’m a lover and a nourisher. I believe that I was put on this Earth to love my family and take care of them and doing just that gives me more joy than anything else possibly could.

ashley

Hello, I am Ashley Rayford. I am a stay at home mom whose favorite things apart from her children and her husband are reading, baking, and traveling. I was born and raised in the great state of Michigan. Not too very long ago, on this wonderful thing we call the World Wide Web, I started chatting to the amazing, funny, kind hearted, handsome man of my dreams who just so happened to be living in England. Skip forward to the present day after many difficult days apart and three stressful visa applications, we are now happily married, residing in Leicestershire, England and raising two beautiful children. Jude is an adorable, happy, and loving strong-willed boy who was born in 2010 and Melody is a beautiful, silly, content and curious baby girl who was born in 2012. They are my world and my heart and most of what I write about will no doubt involve them, as well as the joys and difficulties of living in a foreign country and a few other day to day things that make up my life. My hope, dear reader, is that you enjoy reading about my every day domestic adventures as much as I enjoy living them.

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Hi!  When I’m reading a blog, I always feel the need to know a little bit about the author; to see a picture and maybe get a little background about this person I’m inviting into my home through my computer screen.  To that end, here’s a little about me.  My name is Stephany Wier and like the others, I am currently a stay at home mom.  This, however, is a completely new endeavor for me.  I graduated with a degree in Economics in 2004 and not knowing what else to do, I started my fateful career as a law student.  During my first semester, in between the stress, the eye blurring case law, and the realization that I did not want to be a lawyer, I met my husband, Colin.  A year ahead of me in school, he was everything I never knew I wanted.  He was down to earth with a sense of family, a sense of humor, and he didn’t take himself too seriously.  He was and is exactly what I needed.  After he graduated, we married, and when I finished school the next year, we moved to Cincinnati where he worked in a patent law firm and I ran screaming into the finance field.  In 2010, we were blessed with our first little boy, Ian, and life has been a roller coaster of fun ever since.  He is a happy, intelligent, and oh-so-energetic little guy that keeps us on our toes.  Life is never dull with Ian around!  Then one day in 2011, Colin got a random phone call from a recruiter about a job opportunity in Houston, TX and a few months later I found myself moving 1200 miles away from my family and slowly assuming the role of a stay at home mom.  2012 brought even more good fortune our way as we were blessed with our second little boy, Declan.  He is the happiest, most good-natured, and humble little baby I have ever met.  Sometimes I feel like he smiles at me just because I need it at that precise moment!  Until recently, I had always seen myself as a successful, career driven woman trying to raise a family and have it all.  Now, I’m a stay at home mom trying to raise a family and have it all!  I hope that through this blog, I can share with you a few minutes of my day, some of my experiences, and maybe even a few laughs!

So now that you know us, please be sure to stop back by and see what we have to say. With such a variety of topics to discuss, we’re sure to peak your interest somehow. Also, please be sure to interact with us. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our blog and any ideas for future posts you may have. We’re excited to share our lives with you and hope you enjoy our tips, truths, and tales!