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Birth is seriously SUCH an unreal thing. I keep watching this video on repeat because it’s something my mind keeps trying to wrap my brain around. You imagine (even with every baby) how it’s supposed to go and it doesn’t always go exactly as your brain plans it out to be. I was scheduled to […]

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Capri’s Birth Story

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  If you’re a toddler mom, you’ll recognize this moment: You’ve said “no” four-hundred times; your arms are sore and your voice is tired. Your house is strewn with toys, and you’re pleading with your toddler to stop doing [insert any type of messy, dangerous or otherwise frustrating behavior here]! I had one of those […]

For Mamas

Toddlers Are People Too

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a mother’s brain. You can read that here. I thought this week I would follow up with a look into a child’s brain, and why a mother’s guidance is vital to our little one’s development. A child’s brain in the first 0-3 years is the most pliable […]

For Mamas

A Child’s Brain: Wired to Learn

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When I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my daughter, I started toying with the idea of having a natural, unmedicated birth. It was intriguing to me and the more research I did, the more it made sense for me to have one. An interestingly enough, the more research I did, the less scared I […]

For Mamas

Tips for a Natural Birth

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This question was always on my mind, especially once I hit 30 weeks. I knew for baby girl I’d bring a coming home outfit, three long onesie pajamas, hand mittens and some blankets (which ended up being perfect). However i didn’t know what to pack for me! I was anxious I wouldn’t be prepared and […]

For Mamas

7 Things Not to Forget in Your Hospital Bag

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About three or four years ago my brother in law told me that he had a dream that I was carrying his child for him because his wife couldn’t carry it for some reason. I remember telling him, that without hesitation, I would do it. Little did I know that would actually come to fruition, […]

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Why I Said Yes to Surrogacy

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photo by @noraleephotography Sometimes I think about my old life…The life I had before I became a mother. I did not know that becoming a mother, in some strange form, meant entirely losing a part of yourself. Is this normal? Do all moms lose themselves along the way? Am I doing something wrong because my […]

Love Notes

A Mother’s Brain: Wired to Love

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When this girl was tiny tiny, I was at a football game feeding her my pumped breastmilk from a bottle and some lady walked by and said, “ya know she really should be breastfed!” I smiled and said thanks for her loving advice and moved on. If she had only known how much blood sweat […]

Love Notes

Fed is Best.

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One of the biggest questions I get is how I like my stroller. I’ve been obsessed with this stroller from day one. I’ve test driven almost every stroller out there and I wish I would’ve started with this one when I first became a mom. Definitely worth the investment and I share pros and cons about […]

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