Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is on October 15th, and October is a month set aside to bring awareness, as well. Sadly, 25% of pregnancies do not go full-term.  We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked...
Call me a weirdo, but I love labor! I don't enjoy being pregnant at all (and pregnancy doesn't agree with me either. You can read about that here). But there's something exciting about the labor experience. Whether it's due...
Like most women who have babies, I had morning sickness. But unlike most women, my sickness never stopped. It started at around six weeks and continued through my entire pregnancy. I threw up at home, at work, in public restrooms, in...
It’s been a long year, folks. For me, in particular, who found out I was pregnant the DAY the world “locked down”, it has involved some never-ending days. Days that were made even LONGER with morning sickness, back pain,...
With my due date creeping up for the birth of our second child, my husband and I are revisiting the world of nursery decorating. While we're not exactly the craftiest of people, there's no reason we can't ride the...
Are you looking for an eco-friendly diaper that won't break the bank and will be gentle on your babies delicate skin?  Have you considered cloth diapering? Is this the image that just entered your mind? Perhaps I should share with you...
This past December we celebrated my daughter's first birthday. There is a lot to take on during that first year with a baby. One of the biggest pressures moms face is “bouncing back” after baby. Let me start by...

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When you're a first-time parent, everything your baby does is adorable and amazing. (Did you see her sneeze?!) Even when they do something gross, they still manage to find a way to make you smile. (Sure, he just pooped...
I am one week away from weaning my second child off of breast milk. The formula containers are sitting in the pantry, ready to be cracked open and measured into bottles. And I can't wait to feel that freedom that comes...
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  I spent three months on bed rest when I was pregnant with my daughter thanks to a previous bout with cervical cancer so I wanted to share some tips on helping folks on...

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5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...