My Identity in This Season of Life

How many of us change our “identity” throughout life? I’d answer that all of us do. I mean, are you really the same person you were in high school, or do you really think you’ll be the same 20 years from now? I for one have had many identities and titles throughout my lifetime. In […]

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Dear Postpartum Body

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of you. You’re squishy, all over the place and make it difficult for me to put my pre-baby clothes on. My emotions toward you are somewhat of a roller coaster; sometimes I’m impressed by you, but other times I’m filled with frustration when looking at […]

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Why It’s a Privilege Being a Boy Mom

“Boys will be boys.” Can someone please tell me who came up with this saying and why they thought it was okay to give males the excuse to act a certain way because of their sex? Before kids, I  knew I wanted a girl. Someone I could play dress up with,  sing with, and someone […]

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The Intensity of the Toddler Years

Here’s a story for you… A mom decides to schedule her toddler and infant’s doctors appointments at the same time in the middle of winter right before lunch and nap time. How do you suppose this tale ends? In happiness with mother, toddler and infant running through a field catching butterflies? Or, in nightmare-ish form […]

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Four-Month Update on our Little Man

Our Emmy boy turned four months over the weekend and it’s crazy how much he’s developed since my last update. Even though I’ve gone through the newborn phase before, I forgot how they seem to change on a daily basis. At this point he is smiling and laughing a ton. He’s probably happy 90 percent […]

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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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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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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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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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Shopping List for Baby #2

With baby number two coming in three months, I’ve started thinking about items we’ll need/want to accommodate two kids, as well as products that will make our lives easier with a toddler and a baby. I did a lot of research when registering for our first and thanks to our gracious family and friends, we have […]

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