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Nursing – I Used To Love It

I love our second born with all my heart.  I’d do anything in the world for her. So why do I have to stop myself from wanting to throw her as far away from me as possible when she’s nursing?! I used to love nursing her. Honestly I wish it just hurt. I wish it just felt annoying. I wish …

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Give Yourself a Break

As I walk down the street without a backwards glance, I can hear the continued screams from my one year old, in my husband’s arms, wanting to come with me. I push myself onward, fighting the burning in my eyes. The burn of sadness, guilt, and exhaustion. Sadness so strong that my every fiber wants to turn back and run …

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Connecting in a Distracted World

Sometimes life gets a little hectic. A little busy. Sometimes it is complete chaos. Sometimes our priorities fall out of balance for various reasons. A work deadline, a new baby, illness, conflict, or even just feeling the, sometimes dull, repetition of everyday life. When imbalance occurs, we can become disconnected from those that we love deepest: our children.

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My Descent Into Pink

We knew my daughter was going to be a girl. From the time we found out I vowed that she would not be shrouded in ‘the pink’ that has taken over the clothing, toy and life choices of baby girls. I was not a fan. Let me also pause here and say I don’t hate pink. I myself own a …

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Finding Joy Amidst The Daily Grind

Some days my heart feels heavy. I feel the weight of daily tasks. I’m not talking about when I have lots of chores, errands or appointments. Some days it’s just the simple, repetitive things that weigh me down. A part of me feels like this is absurd because deep down I’m always incredibly thankful for my life, my health and …

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Mama Guilt

Mama guilt. It’s the worst. I’m learning that it takes a significant amount of intentional thinking and some very deliberate actions to reject it. There are days when I feel this ridiculous guilt – completely misplaced, unconstructive guilt – for things like not going to parks every day or sewing with my five year old or for not doing more …

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Sneaky Veggie Mac and Cheese

Here’s a super fast lunch recipe. I have an SPD four year old that has to have his food in a very specific way. Every time. He very rarely tries new foods. He eats zero vegetables if he can see them. Zero. It makes this food-loving mama craaazy. You can use any form of macaroni and cheese. Kraft was all …

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16 Autumn Sensory Activities

Messy play is one of my most favorite activities! Combine that with fall and we are in for a sensorial treat! Give me tiny hands covered in paint. Playdough underneath fingernails. The crackle of freshly fallen leaves. Cinnamon, apples, pumpkin. I love fall! Here is a list of 16 activities that are simple, inexpensive or free, and hands on fun! …

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Hold Me With Both Arms: My Story of Bringing Home a New Sibling

When my son was born I cried. The moment he arrived I loved him the way I loved his sister when I first held her nearly 4 years earlier. My daughter did remarkably well with the birth of her brother. She adored him. She held him and kissed him endlessly and tucked her stuffed animals in with him. I had …

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8 Things I’ve Learned in 4 Years of Bedsharing

1. It’s safe. When my oldest was born, we set up a crib right next to my side of the bed. I loved the idea of snuggling up together at night, but I wasn’t sure whether it was safe. I started poring over the research.