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Past Due 101

Past Due 101

The due date. The date you wait in anticipation for, for 9 long, extremely exciting/anxious/bloated months. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows the estimated due date is THE DAY you count down to, the day that is engraved in your head, and the only time you get excited about food expiration dates! For me, […]

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Surviving Pregnancy

Pregnant with baby number one? I see the look on your face! I understand the deep amount of excitement followed by the small amount of fear of raising a human being. I see you staring at your stomach in the mirror (don’t worry soon you will eventually look pregnant). First, you will go through the awkward […]

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The Milkless Freezer

If you were to come to my home and open my freezer, you would notice I have a lot of interesting and stereotypical freezer items: frozen vegetables, fish, teething rings, etc., However, one thing that is definitely NOT in my freezer is breast milk. As a new mom, this would be not only normal, but expected in […]

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Post Baby Style Tips and Tricks

Oh, maternity clothes…  SPOILER ALERT! As you get to know me, you’ll find I’m a lover of all things fashion. Thus, when it came time to breakdown and buy maternity clothes, I did NOT want to wear maternity pants…so I didn’t! I understand that they’re comfy and more than one place provides them in cute […]

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To the First Time Mom

Newborns should come with an instruction manual. It should be mandatory that hospitals send them home with each new baby. Twins? Two instruction manuals. Triplets? You get the idea. Being a first time mother the first couple of months were…let’s call it intense! I took the recommended birthing classes and a newborn safety class (which […]

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5 Ways to Get Involved This Season

During the holiday season last year, the Lord really burdened my heart. I met a grandmother in our community who was working her tail off to provide for her three grandchildren. She was hungry, and in need of food for her sweet babies. Meeting this woman and hearing her story inspired me to put together a list of great […]

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