Motherhood with Two Children

Life with a two-year-old and six-week-old has been keeping me busy. I’m currently yawning just thinking about it. At times I’ve felt like a total hot mess, clinging on to nap time for dear life. Other times I’ll be out and think I’ve got it all figured out. Motherhood with two has had its ups […]

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Mom Thoughts: Why I Will Fight to Make My Children’s Futures Safer

Yesterday morning, I sat on the fluffy carpet of my daughter’s room listening to her squeaky, high-pitched voice “read” her books, staring at the images as she turned each page. I was in her world – a place of dress-up and make believe, filled with sparkles and music, where the worst thing that happens is […]

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How My Heart Has Expanded After Becoming a Mother of Two

The past week and a half has flown by very quickly and I still can’t seem to fathom that I’m already in a stage of my life where I’m married and have two children. I guess I just don’t feel old or mature enough, and after spending this time with a newborn I can’t believe […]

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Our Little Man Has Arrived

Emory Ellis was born at 9:34 p.m. last night, weighing 8 pounds 1 oz and nearly 21 inches long. Even with his cone-shaped head, he’s as cute as a button and we are absolutely smitten with him. He looks like he has my husband’s good looks already. 🙂 Everyone is doing great and we can’t […]

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The Next Time You See a Pregnant Woman, Tell Her She’s Beautiful

Last weekend, my husband and I went to lunch just the two of us in the downtown area of the city we live in. We decided to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather while we shared some guacamole and a Mexican dish. It was in-between lunch and dinner, so the restaurant wasn’t very busy, […]

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Packing a Hospital Bag

After being a week late with our first, I haven’t even started packing my hospital bag yet. Ooooops. I guess I don’t want to get my hopes up! To be fair, I do know exactly what I need in there and have most of it lying around my house. My goal is to get everything packed […]

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One Month to Go!

Guys… I am so ready to have this baby. As much as I love my sleep and our time as a family of three, I am one tired mama. These days, I find myself daydreaming about being able to wear normal clothes and sleep on my stomach again. I can see the finish line! More […]

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A Letter to My First Born

To my sweet first born, You made me mom and better yet, you’re the reason I love being mom. It’s something I didn’t think about much, and something I never thought I’d be ready for, until I looked into your eyes for the first time and knew it was without a doubt one of my […]

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Running While Pregnant

I’m a big advocate of making fitness a priority during pregnancy. I have several reasons, the biggest probably being how it improves the way I feel while pregnant. It’s not just me who feels this way – doctors now encourage women to stay active and a lot of research shows that physical activity (in moderation of […]

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When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

A great phrase isn’t, it? It was pretty much my mantra a couple of weeks ago. Between writing posts and cooking for the blog, freelancing, nesting (I’ve been cleaning our house like crazy), keeping up with running, carrying a 3+ pound child in my uterus and planning and executing our daughter’s birthday party, I began […]

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