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Top 3 Not-So-Secret Tips to Being a Good Mama

You won’t find the tips while reading best-selling books on discipline strategies. They won’t be found searching Pinterest for the best monster truck birthday cake. The secrets aren’t unveiled by researching creative recipes to sneak vegetables into your toddler’s 100% organic, homemade food either. I’ve done all these things and more. Reading, researching and getting […]

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The Knowns and Unknowns of a Second Baby

My husband and I didn’t really know how many kids we would want to have or how far apart we would like them to be. We were never that couple with a “for sure” plan. Three years ago, our beautiful daughter was born and our hearts exploded while our lives got infinitely more complicated. And […]

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10 Things To Do If You Had A Traumatic Birth Experience

It began calmly in the middle of the night. My water broke on its own. Our drive to the hospital was blissfully free of contractions. But 37 hours later, I found myself in the operating room about to have a Cesarean. A week after my son’s birth, I went to the emergency room with extensive […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat While Pregnant

Summer is barely upon us, and already I’m complaining. Sure, I love the warm evenings when dusk stretches out until after ten o’clock. I love the tree-lined streets bursting with green, the flowers blooming like fireworks in the backyard, the distant rumbling that precedes a good storm. I love the cloudless, breezy days you’d give […]

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There is Beauty in Your Pregnancy, Even if it Ended Early

Not too long ago our seemingly healthy pregnancy came to a surprising and terribly sad end somewhere near our second trimester. Now, before you worry about feeling too many sad feelings as you read this, my message isn’t one of only pain, though there is a place for that. Today I want to talk about something […]

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#TargetRunandDone Just Got Better

#TargetRunandDone…just got better. Running low on formula, diapers or wipes? How about a go-to makeup staple or even a kid’s favorite allergy-friendly snack? This new Target home delivery option includes them all – super fast and easy! While Target is a glorious place for moms to escape to for some ‘me time,’ withdrawing from the […]

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