Chaia Morgan

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Chaia grew up in Hartford, Connecticut before heading to D.C. to attend Howard University. After college, she spent a year driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (you read that correctly), before going to law school. Soon after, she met a handsome man named Derek, moved back to D.C., and got married. Chaia spends her days gushing over her son, drinking coffee (and Prosecco!), and baking sweet treats. Follow her @coesquire & @cupcakesbychaia.

Reflections on Chrissy Teigen & My Pregnancy Losses

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October is Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness Month Recently, we were all witness to Chrissy Teigen's and John Legend's loss of their son, Jack. Sadly, he was stillborn. Bravely, Chrissy shared intimate and heart-wrenching pictures...

17 Best Holiday Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys and Girls in 2020

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In a family as large as mine, I am always looking for the perfect gift for the many kids in my life. My 4-year old son only wants to get his older cousins the...

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020: Revive! Restore! Reclaim! #BBW20

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It's the 8th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2020! Here are the top five reasons why we need a week devoted to breastfeeding in the black community.  1. The high black infant...

My Birth Story: A Quick Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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It took me a while to sit down and write my COVID-19 birth story. Even though things went well, the anxiety leading up to my delivery at the end of April was a roller...

Black Maternal Health Week Is April 11-17, 2020: “Centering Black Mamas: The Right to...

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"Centering Black Mamas: The Right to Live and Thrive" The third annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is, according to its website, “a week...

My Pregnancy Story: Counting Down the Third Trimester During COVID-19

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To say that I, and many others, did not expect to be in this position is an understatement. I am 34 weeks pregnant while I write this post, and in my third trimester during...

Women’s History Month Tribute to My Mom

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Every time Women’s History Month comes around, I always think about my mom. This is true particularly since I’ve become a mom myself. I see now, more than ever, how her grit, moxie, and...

5 Mom Resolutions for 2020

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The start of a new year is just as good as any time to set some goals. As a busy mom expecting Baby #2, I decided I would set some basic goals for myself,...

Parenting From a Position of Strength (Not Fear and Guilt)

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Are you parenting from a position of strength? Or, are you approaching the rearing of your children from a place of guilt and fear? Let me explain. We are living in a time where "intensive...

Chaia’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

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I am a full-time lawyer, wife and mama to a rambunctious 3.5 year old. I start my day early, arriving to work before 8 a.m., while Dad does drop-off. I always say that I...

The Big Transition from Preschool to Pre-K

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My 3.5 year old son will make the big transition from Preschool to Pre-K3 this Fall. Many children in the area make this change at this age since D.C. offers free, public Pre-K3 and...

Letting Go of (or Not Getting Started with) Mom Guilt

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It had been my goal for a while to write about being a “working mom” for this blog. I use quotes because, of course, the phrase “working mom” is redundant. What Mom doesn’t work...

Finding the “Perfect” Time to Exercise When You Have a Kid + TIPS

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It is STILL difficult for me to find that “perfect” time to exercise even though my son is now a toddler. I still remember those early days when he ate, slept, peed and pooped...

My Preeclampsia Birth Story: Late Onset at 39 Weeks and In Labor

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Preeclampsia, which is diagnosed by the elevation of an expectant mother's blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, affects 5-8% of all pregnancies. There is increased research to cure this sometimes deadly condition....