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Congratulations! Today is your day. You're headed home from the hospital, your baby is here to stay! You have formula from a can. You have milk in your boobs. You can feed your baby however you choose.  You're on your own....
Nursing can be a beautiful bonding experience for moms. Some of the most beautiful newborn pictures I have ever seen have been of moms nursing their babies in a beautiful rocking chair in a nursery taken straight out of...
Today my patience was shorter than my toddler. My kindness paled in comparison with the tantrums. And there wasn’t quite enough Zoloft to give me peace. Today was another day in isolation. I always say that marriage is a mirror and parenthood makes...
Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who expected to be dressing a baby bump or even holding a newborn this weekend. I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. To the millions of women...
What do you do when your plans get totally flipped? When life throws you a curveball and you find yourself perhaps homebound with a house full of little people you brought into this world? You make the best of it! Let...
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A Farewell to Naptime

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It's the day I knew would come, and I must say I have more mixed emotions than I thought I would. It is time to say goodbye to nap time in our house. With some reluctance, but also relief,...
Like many of you, this was a year of simplifying for my family. We carefully waded through piles of our unused belongings and made our goal living with less. Our oldest son (who is the king of hoarding lids...
First off, let me just say that I am SO fortunate to have been able to breastfeed two babies until they were a year old without complication. I do really enjoy the convenience of being able to feed my...
Anyone with kids in childcare knows this sentence: "Sick children need to stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours." I have 3 kids. Sometimes one runs a fever for 2 hours and is fine for the rest of the day....
I'm currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a "right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness" baby. But it's fine. It's fine. Everything's fine. I'm fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowering of expectations can't help! When you know you're having...
My husband and I went into marriage knowing that we would adopt our first child. When we were ready to start growing our family, we contacted an agency and we were sent a giant stack of paperwork. We were...

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