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Organization: Toys!

On any given day, I would cut off my right arm to have a toy room. Unfortunately, we are maxed out in our little 3 bedroom house with 5 people and…

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Returning to Work: The Basics

Not surprisingly, the whole concept of returning to work after having a baby starts the day you get pregnant.  I wish we lived in a society that treated maternity leave…

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Returning to Work: The Struggle.

The decision to return to work after having a baby is a very emotional one.  For some moms, they have to go back to work. Their family may depend on…

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First, First Day of School

Last year at this time, my Facebook feed was full of moms talking about the tears they had dropping off their child at school for the first time. I chuckled…

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Prepping for Your Third Delivery

Preparing to give birth to your third child is so much different than preparing for the first two. You spend more time worrying about the two children you have at…

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Friendship Changes

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When you’re pregnant, you expect things to change in your life after the baby is born. I knew my social life would change, but I had no idea what truly…

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The Unreliable Friend

I hate how motherhood has made me such an unreliable friend, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having 3 young kids, a dog, and a husband with a…

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Surviving the First Few Weeks of Motherhood

Whether you have a cesarean or vaginal birth, recovery is tough. If the baby isn’t keeping you up constantly in the hospital, your nurses will help ensure you don’t catch…

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Baby Registry Items: Toys & Activities

This is the really fun section of the registry. These are the items you will use when you start teaching your child how to play. They learn a lot from these items…

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Pregnancy Must-Haves

I’ll never forget when I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I took it about an hour before I had to leave for a week long business trip. We talked…

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Building the Perfect Registry

The newness of your pregnancy has probably just started to wear off and reality is sinking in. You’re going to have a baby! Holy crap… there are so many items…

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Baby Registry Items: Books, Clothes and Keepsakes

This is the smallest section of your registry and some people don’t even register anything in this category. If you do want to put a few things on your registry,…

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Baby Registry Items: Diapers, Bathing, and Baby Care

This section of the registry is all about making your baby comfy and safe. There are so many products in this category, just walk down the baby isle in Target…

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Baby Registry Items: The Nursery

Each nursery is different, but the staple items will always be the same. Some people put their baby in the nursery the first night they are  home from the hospital,…

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Baby Registry Items: Nursing and Feeding

This was a big land of unknown for me when I was setting up my registry. I didn’t know anything about breastfeeding and definitely didn’t have the right stuff at…

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Breastmilk Storage

This is an area I didn’t even think about until I had my first baby. THANKFULLY someone recommended the website kellymom.com. It’s chalk full of good advice for…

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Baby Registry Items: Travel

The traveling items you register for are some of the most important ones! Unless you plan to stay in your house until your child is a year old, you will…

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Sharing Your Miscarriage

I never understood why miscarriages were such a hush-hush topic. When you go through your own, it feels like you’re one in a million dealing with this type of loss,…

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Why I Really Breastfeed

Unless you live under a rock, you know that breastfeeding is recommended for babies because of the many health benefits for both the baby and the mother. Breastfeeding gives your baby…