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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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Dear Daughters…..

For the first few years of my kids’ lives I felt like a bad mother for not wanting to sit down and make gigantic scrapbooks full of my kids’ baby photos. I am not the mom that scrapbooks or collages (or anything crafty for that matter). Not my speed. I wouldn’t consider myself the “Susie home-maker” type. I […]

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Calm the Heck Down!

I have always been an anxious person. It is in my Type A/OCD nature. I’m a planner. I make lists, map out the best routes for vacations, and research restaurants. Sure, I like my dose of spontaneity once in a while, but I thrive with order. Chaos makes me lose my mind. I am also […]

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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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