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FINAL- 5 Must-Have Hospital Bag Items for Baby and Mom

When I found out I was pregnant, I read every article, book and blog post out there on what to pack in my hospital bag. I can tell you, I absolutely OVERPACKED! When we rolled into our hospital room it looked like we were heading off to Cabo for the week! Come to find out…. […]

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Sibling Jealousy? 8 Ways to Encourage Bonding

Having a child is a lot of work, especially when it’s your first born.  However, when baby number two comes around, depending on how old baby number one is, it’s a whole other ball game.  Of course, you’re more experienced, have more knowledge and confidence than your first baby, so those things are all beneficial.  However, there are […]

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6 Things I Learned During Postpartum Depression

It was 4am.On my dining table in front of me were a breast pump, a bowl of ice cream and a six-year-old’s scattered toys that were staring me down. “Why didn’t you put us up?” asked the messy-haired doll. “I’m fattening, you know,” said the high-calorie dessert. “You need to pump more,” insisted the pump. […]

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How to Stay Organized and Not Lose Your Mind as a Busy Mom

Am I the only one who despises mornings? No? Good, glad I’m not alone! Mornings with kids just makes it even more hectic and difficult. You’re trying to change a diaper and one kid’s like, “Hey mommy, Go Fish.” Really?!?! I have to have some kind of order in the mornings or I won’t survive. […]

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6 Things I Wish I Knew As A New Mom

First and foremost, congratulations on your little bundle of joy. Secondly welcome to the most wonderful, most rewarding, most beautiful part of life. It’s one that will change the way you look at things, the way you react to things and definitely one you’ll always hold dear. If you’re happy, scared, nervous it’s very normal! […]

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Raising Someone’s Partner

I want him to know the importance of setting aside time for someone and giving them his full attention when he does so. I want him to know that it’s nice to put effort into feeling your best, not only for yourself but so that you can show up as your best self for others. I want him to know how to walk up to the door and pick somebody up instead of sitting in the driveway and honking the horn, expecting them to come outside.

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So You’re a Little Broken

A friend of mine recently received a gift from her mom. A snow globe; which has been a tradition they’ve shared for years. It’s something she has cherished and looks forward to. She has a whole cabinet filled with these tokens of love.  The night she brought the newest addition of her collection home she […]

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Why I Love Social Media

I love social media. There, I said it. Yes, it can be full of politics, and petty drama, and rude comments, and insensitive or uneducated remarks. And yes, it can be mindless and addicting in an unproductive but super fun way. (You can bet my hubby & I send each other funny memes while we […]

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It’s Okay to Say You Love Motherhood

I love being a Mama, that’s right I said it. I love it with everything that I am. I love watching my son learn, grow and change on a daily basis.  I love taking care of him and teaching him to be independent.  Why does this sound so crazy to say out loud? You may […]

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5 Things to Leave Back in 2019

In less than a week we will be in a whole new decade. A decade – how is that even possible? I can’t believe how fast the 2010s flew by, and have been reflecting a lot lately on what 2019 brought. Now if you look at magazines ( or the dot com version, because is […]