What is Happening to my Brain?

Wasn’t it just August? I feel like I blinked and September and October are over. We seem to be in a pretty heavy fog in our house lately. I hate the word busy and quite frankly it annoys me when people tell me how ‘busy’ they are. I’ve always thought that if something is really […]

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Can Pregnancy Cause Gallstones?

Yes. Yes, it can, and it happened to me after I had A. In general women are twice as likely as men are to develop gallstones and due to hormonal changes during pregnancy that risk can be elevated even more. Until I found myself dealing with gallstones, I had no idea that this was a […]

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The Family that Skates Together

Back when I was pregnant with A and I told everyone that I was having a girl, a common reply was, “How exciting! A little figure skater!” or “So are you going to put her on skates?!” My response was always “I’ll take her skating but she can choose her own hobbies!” (accompanied by nervous […]

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I Love My OVer

My OVer is my most prized possession in my diaper bag. It serves as a car seat cover, nursing cover and a shopping cart cover. You get all of this in one product for $50. Honestly, it’s the best $50 that I’ve spent in a long time. Not only is this product so useful, it […]

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How Do You Raise Strong Girls?

The True Feminine “I am not sugar and spice and everything nice.  I am art.  I am a story.  I am a church bell, gonging out wrongs and rights and normal nights.  I was baby. I am child. I will be mother.  I don’t mind being considered beautiful, I do not allow that to be […]

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The Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever!

I love fall. Summer has never been a friend of mine because let’s face it, I’m just not made for warm weather. It may have something to do with having skin so pale it borders on translucent and naturally dark hair that seems to absorb all of the heat on hot days. I’m much happier […]

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A Quick Guide on How to Shop with a Toddler

Shopping with a toddler can be a living nightmare. It’s like shopping with a ticking time bomb that only I’m responsible for diffusing. If I make it in and out of the store without issue I get this crazy adrenaline rush that makes me feel like I can take on the world and accomplish anything. […]

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5 Things That Surprized Me About my First C-Section

Both of my daughters were born via C-section, the first was an emergency and the second was planned.  It’s no secret that C-sections are not the preferred birth plan for most women and I found that this was made more obvious during the birthing classes that my husband and I attended. We spent days reviewing […]

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TBT – My First Time Out Alone with Baby

My first time out of the house alone with A did not go as planned. And that is putting it mildly. My husband, Kyle, was able to take 3 weeks off of work when A was born, and during that time he pretty much did everything for me while I focused on healing from my […]

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The Nursing Activity Box – AKA the Best Thing Ever

When I was pregnant with G friends and family would ask me what I was most nervous about with having two babes two and under. Without hesitation, I would always tell them that I was concerned about how A was going to handle the time that I had to spend nursing. I just kept picturing […]

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