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Simple Thanksgiving Table Settings

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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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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Talking To Kids About Terrorism

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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Amy

Letter To My Firstborn :: “I’m Sorry”

I remember the night I left him. I just stared at his sweet 2-year-old face and tried to take a mental picture of every innocent detail. I knew he would look different the next time I saw him. He would transition from baby to big brother overnight. Our lives would change the next day forever, and he had no clue. I cried like I […]

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Mom Wars

We’ve all been there. You meet someone new and then comes the infamous question “So, what do you do?” Great, here it comes. I’ll either be seen as unloving or unmotivated. Regardless of your reply, whether you work in or out of your home, it seems like there’s no answer that is applauded by everyone. Some days you might even struggle with how you […]

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Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Spring has sprung, and we’ve officially entered into outdoor entertaining season. If just the word “entertaining” sends you into stress mode, you’re not alone. I love to have friends and family over. What I don’t love is the running around in circles and picking up Legos for the 10th time. Not to mention dealing with the pressure to […]

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