Word of the Year: Routine

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2017 will go down in infamy for its non-routine.  We packed and moved in January-February. I cooked a baby all spring/summer long. Eli came in September. Then, we house-hunted, packed, and moved between October and December. Everything was helter skelter. Always. 2017, you be crazy. I like plans. I like knowing what to expect. So, although […]

Postpartum Reality — 15 Weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over :( I missed the 12-13 week mark because we were busy moving and all things blogging fell by the wayside for a bit! #survivalmode UPDATE: Wait, no I didn’t miss it, I just left it in my drafts and never hit publish! I backdated it so these updates […]

Postpartum Reality — 12 Weeks

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^^^ Transforming from tragic to pretty fantastic is one of my major life skills ^^^ How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over! 12 weeks with my little Eli in my arms, Weight loss: I packed our scale (we’re moving!), but before I did, I stepped on it and weighted 163 pounds. I peaked at about 210 […]

Time and Sanity Savers From a Mom of 4

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Today’s post is sponsored by Parent’s Choice. All opinions are my own.  Having four little ones has taught me two things. I mean, they’ve taught me many, many things, not just two, but only so much can fit into a blog post! First lesson … it’s essential to be smart about how I spend my time. Second, […]

4 Ways To Prevent and Heal Diaper Rash

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  I have two babies in diapers. Again. When Max was born, Jemma was still in diapers. Max potty trained the week Reid was born (fun times!) and now Reid and Eli are my duo in diapers. So, in case you didn’t keep up, I’ve had at least one kid in diapers for the last […]

Meet Evivo — Your Baby’s Belly’s Best Friend

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  When it comes to our children’s health, there are some startling statistics out there … There are at least two children with food allergies in almost every kindergarten classroom (FARE) Over one million children in the U.S. have type 1 diabetes (American Diabetes Association) The rate of obesity doubles as children grow from toddlers […]

Home Birth Essentials You Don’t Want To Forget

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Three home births. One surprise. Two planned. Doesn’t make me a home birth expert, but it does mean I’ve been there and done that … thrice :) From each experience I’ve learned a bit more, not in how to actually birth at home (that’s always a wild card!), but more so in how to prepare for all […]

Postpartum Reality — 8 Weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  7 weeks, 6 days Weight loss: I have reached my breastfeeding weight. The plateau where I live until baby is about a year old. No matter what I eat or how much I exercise, I weigh 165 pounds when I’m nursing. That’s just where my body needs to be to make […]

Style File — Love Comma

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Remember when I raved about maternity underwear and questioned why it took me so long to get a few pairs? Here are the winners if you’re curious! Well, I’m in the same boat when it comes to nursing clothes. Or, as Love Comma calls it feedwear. Seriously, why try to make regular clothes work when there […]

Happy Halloween!

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I’m not a fan of Halloween. But, I am a fan of costumes. Especially my kids in costume! So, for posterity’s sake, here’s their 2017 trick or treating line up … Jemma never asks for a costume. She always dreams up something and pieces it together from her closet. Remember the tooth fairy outfit? Here she is […]