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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 …

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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.

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Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding

My Story Two years ago we encountered a problem that we never foresaw. Tooth decay. In our two year old. It was only on his front two teeth.

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Cath’s Story

I share our lovely little home with my beautiful husband Tim and two sweet girls aged 5 years and 2.5 years.  We are also looking forward to the arrival of another baby next March. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher,  photographer,  journalist,  mama,  police woman,  fashion designer, singer (not that I can hold a tune in …

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Your Voice Becomes Their Inner Voice

The first time I heard someone say “your voice will become their inner voice” I didn’t fully comprehend the truth and weight of the statement. It sounded a little full on and I personally felt an added pressure to this already incredibly hard parenting gig. However,  I started noticing my own internal voice…. It’s tone was a little harsh,  critical …