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What I Can’t Do; What I Can

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I can't protect you from the broken world we live in. There is suffering; there is cruelty; there is searing disparity; there is grief. I wish you didn't have to know any of this...

The Jesse Tree Project :: An Idea to Put Meaning Back into Your Christmas...

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Our Jesse Tree is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. If you celebrate Christmas and are looking to put meaning back into the season for your children, this is a way to focus your...

Exercise and Motherhood: What’s your Solution?

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I've never had patience for the line "I don't have time to exercise." I've always felt like it was a matter of prioritization. If exercise were a priority, then time would be found for...

Some Good Ideas From Me to You – What are Yours?

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Four good ideas from my house to yours … I'll share mine if you share yours! Who-does-he-look-like Picture Display When decorating the nursery of our third baby, I found two frames that coordinated nicely. At which...

Mom vs. The Nap

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You know you have kids if you could talk for 20 minutes about naptime. This is why people with kids like hanging out with other people with kids. Because only other parents can appreciate the...

Big Brother, Big Sister: When That New Baby Comes Home to Stay

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What mom hasn't worried how that precious child they've loved for months/years will adjust to the presence of a new baby? We recently welcomed home baby #3, so big brother Jack experienced his second...

FED-UP: Why I’m an anti-goldfish mama!

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You need to watch the new documentary, Fed-Up. It's available on Netflix and is perfect for the next night when you and your partner are too tired to be productive post-bedtime. This documentary will...

Breastfeeding Your Second (Third/Fourth) Child: Why It’s Still Hard!

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Here are my credentials: 4.5 years of breastfeeding experience with two different children La Leche League certified leader with 2.5 years of experience leading an LLL group, keeping up with the latest research, and attending educational...

What Does It Really Mean To Be “Mother-Baby Friendly?”

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I've now had the awesome privilege of bringing three babies into this world. My births (one, two, and three) were all at the hospital. A natural childbirth was important to me and my husband...

Anticipating Baby :: Feeling Giddy, Nervous & Weepy All At The Same Time

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We can probably all agree that as your pregnancy wraps up, there are some things you won't miss. But this is also a time of much anticipation! As a soon-to-be third time mother, my anticipation...

Okay Mommies, How Often Do You Wash…

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I'm curious. Other mothers out there, how often do you wash the big three: your laundry, your hair, your kids? If you are like me, you've got some theory or system. If you are...

Me Time, My Time: Why I Want It And How To Get It

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I have no problem being alone. I enjoy solitude; I like space. At times, I downright crave it. But anyone who has spent five minutes as a mother has seen that "me time" is...

Reading and the Holidays: How to Make a Merry Match-up

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Overflowing book baskets and bookshelves led me to a great idea. As my first son, Jack, started accumulating a pretty extensive library, I began pulling out any holiday books and putting them on a...

Did Your Pregnancies Get Harder? WHAT’S the WHY?

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Let's just say this ain't my first rodeo at the whole pregnancy thing, but it appears I'm riding a different animal this go-round. And I'm getting one heck of a ride! Moms: is this just...

 

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