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Simple Thanksgiving Table Settings

Oh, how I love Thanksgiving! A day set aside to spend quality time with those we love while savoring yummy food and renewing a spirit of thankfulness. While the focus of Thanksgiving should not be the décor, setting a table can be an easy way to show your guests they are welcomed and loved. Being […]

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IUGR Pregnancy

A Letter To IUGR Moms

Dear mom who just got an IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) diagnosis. I’m so sorry. I can just see you there, laying down, pre-diagnosis, excited to hear another heartbeat, see another ultrasound image, and maybe even find out the sex. I can see the tears building when your Doctor says your baby isn’t growing normally. I can feel your […]

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5 Tips For The Stressed Out Mom

Motherhood. It’s not for the faint of heart. It can be lonely, exhausting, and stressful. It can also be full of community, joy, and love. My family and I just returned from a mini-vacation where our days were full of fun, new adventures, too much sugar, and not enough sleep. It was great! Until, Monday […]

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Tragedy, Tents, Superheroes

Tragedy, Tents, And Superheroes

It happened again. It starts out a normal day, I’m awoken by sweet little voices (one crying for his milk, the other asking for oatmeal). I grab my much-needed coffee and turn on CNN. The “breaking news” headline hits like a ton of bricks. I almost have to remind myself how to breathe. Another shooting, another terrorist attack, another horrible loss of […]

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VBAC

One Mom’s Guide To VBAC

“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” -Ina May Gaskin Giving birth is beautiful, miraculous, and at times, unpredictable and disheartening. In the words of my previous OBGYN, speaking of my first birth “you had the worst […]

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

So it’s summertime which means the kids are out of school and you are having them play outside as much as possible. They let off steam, your house stays clean-ish, and if you’re lucky, they will take a nap, or at least chill out for a bit! Let’s Talk About Sun Safety This plan is […]

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