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Let’s face it. When things aren’t going our way it’s really hard to be thankful. Let me just give you some examples: You’re walking around in Target (in your yoga pants, with your Java Chip Frappuccino, obviously) and your child asks to go look at the toy aisle. Sure! Why not? You go to said toy […]
Nobody’s surprised when adults complain of back trouble. Yet many people are surprised to learn that babies can have trouble with their spinal health as well. Your baby will never open his mouth and say, “Oh, my aching back!” However, his back trouble will manifest itself in different ways! It’s important to understand the symptoms […]
For two years I waited for the word “Pregnant” to flash on the test screen. For two years, all I saw was “Not Pregnant.” For two years I longed for another baby to fill another bedroom. For two years, I walked by the baby aisles in hopes that someday I’d be back. For two years, […]
Hi Baby, I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we welcomed you into our family. It’s been a wild ride already, hasn’t it? People always say you’re the happiest baby in the world, and I know it’s because you’re so loved by so many people. You would never know it, but things are […]
My family loves tacos. Like, we eat them at least once a week. So I was a little nervous to change it up on them, but I really wanted to try a healthier take on tacos. I was inspired by Erica at Simple Bites Gourmet (disclaimer: I work there!) and her Taco Tuesdays; she had […]
It’s that time of year that everyone loves…fall! So many beautiful things and happy moments are associated with this season. Fall festivals, crop harvest, pumpkin patches, leaf color changes, football games, family outings and so much more. We are so blessed to live in an area with four very distinct seasons and so much beauty […]
We’ve all heard it. “Oh, just you wait until the hit the terrible twos!” Terrible twos? How about the terrible, “I decided to lose my mind the second I blew out my candle on my first birthday”?!?! I have very strong willed children. They are active, full of energy, and like to constantly be entertained. […]
My family looks perfect. Two parents, three kids. They’re all pretty cute, if I may say so myself. We live in an awesome house, in a wonderful area. My husband has a good job, and I stay home with our young kids. On the surface, we look like we have it all. We look like […]
Being a Mom is enough. Seriously. It is. I recently found myself in the corporate world having to justify my purpose and the importance of staying home with my son. When people ask, “So, what are you going to do now that you won’t be working?” I answer, “Take care of my son.” Hearing that response, I […]
As a Registered Nurse, it’s sometimes hard to separate my nurse mindset from my mom mindset. A lot of times, honestly, they go hand in hand. I feel like I’ve gotten some good experience under my belt since I started practicing as a nurse in 2011, though I know it’s nothing compared to some who […]
“Hey bud, stop touching my boobs.” Response, “Well boys like booboos too. You have to share.” This conversation is one of countless conversations about touching my breasts, aka booboos. I breastfed my son until he was two. He stopped the week that he was potty trained, declaring, “I am a big boy. I don’t need […]
We’ve come a long way from muumuus, pregnant mamas! Gone are the days of maternity tents. Enter bump-conscious style. But dressing that growing belly can be daunting. I know. I’ve made those trips to the dressing rooms. As someone who normally enjoys fashion, phoning it in for 40 weeks just wasn’t an option. It’s a […]