Welcome to A Raad Story! Here you will find a way to see motherhood and pregnancy in a positive light. Whether you are a single woman, mom-to-be, or first-time mom, through this blog, you will no longer be afraid of becoming or being pregnant and see that motherhood is indeed the BEST HOOD as opposed to what society makes it out to be.
The Rad Story Behind A “Raad” Story
My husband and I are a family of 4! We welcomed our firstborn son, Caleb Beau, in July 2016 – only a year after our wedding and just recently welcomed our princess, Olivia Joy, this November! We reside in sunny South Florida but I’m originally from Brooklyn, NY. You may catch my Brooklyn attitude in a blog (fair warning!). After becoming pregnant with my first baby, like most women, I was scared of not just becoming a mother but also what toll pregnancy would take on my body because of the overload of information I found on the internet and pretty much everywhere I looked: TV, movies, books, etc. Mostly everything out there is NEGATIVE. There’s no wonder why most people do not want to become parents any time soon.
Suddenly, 3 things changed my perspective: My faith, my mom, and a book called “Supernatural Childbirth” by Jackie Mize.
- This may sound cliche, but the truth is: with God, all things are possible and He does not give us more than what we can bear. Through my faith I’ve learned to always speak words of life, wisdom, and love and I’ve understood the power in our words.
- While I was in my first trimester of pregnancy, I had nausea and vomiting. I remember complaining about it to my mom and she looked at me and said these words that would forever impact me. She said, “Instead of complaining, look at the bright side. There is a baby growing inside of you and every time you may feel nauseous, it means that your pregnancy hormones are increasing and the baby keeps growing and growing, so why not give God thanks and soon you’ll feel better!” She definitely sparked something in me and from then on, I knew that I would never view pregnancy in a negative light.
- I am eternally grateful to a friend of mine who recommended the book, “Supernatural Childbirth”. Through this inspiration book, I learned to write down exactly how I wanted my pregnancy and delivery to go and through faith and daily prayer almost everything came true. I have never felt painful contractions throughout none of my pregnancies, thanks to the teachings in this book.
My dream is for you to view motherhood as wonderful as it truly is and hopefully one day, when your day comes, pregnancy and motherhood will be a beautiful experience. It won’t be perfect, but it will be the best stage of your life! A Raad Story captures our adventures as optimistic new parents as well as:
- Advice for all wives
- Tips and ideas for all mommas
- Favorite products
- And more!
Our mission is to encourage the everyday woman to have a positive outlook on pregnancy and motherhood whether it be a full-time working mom, stay-at-home wife or mom, etc.
Want to contact us directly with any questions or concerns, email us at: hello@ARaadStory.com.
Joceline Raad (Dova)
Wife and mom of 2 with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing and a focus in online marketing and branding. I am a leader at G12 Church and a lead vocalist from the band G12 Worship. I love: God, my family, friends, America, all things fashion, coffee, Coca-Cola, and a bunch of happy things!
Oh, and I also like to look on the bright side because no matter what is happening in your life, there is always a bright side!
Joceline Raad | hello@ARaadStory.com