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 […]

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Eli Anthony, newborn photo session by mama, 12 days old It’s in the way your whisper soft breath falls on my chest. Consistent and calm.It’s in the way your fingers curl around mine. Small and smooth.It’s in the way, you, every bit, is perfect. Born unique. All you, part of me, part of us.I can close […]

That Mama Gretchen + Lily Jade Giveaway

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Years ago, when I was just a mama to Jemma, I packed EVERYTHING in my diaper bag before we left the house. I mean, what if she got hungry or breastmilk splattered or it got cold or we had to wait longer than expected somewhere? I was the quintessential, uber prepared, first time mom. And […]

Postpartum Reality — 4 weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  4 weeks, 2 days … Eli’s one month birthday! Weight loss: As predicted, I lost a lot in the first two weeks and now I’ve plateaued at my “nursing weight” – 165ish. I’m eating well and often to nourish my baby. That’s my job right now. Even if it means the “big […]

5 Things We Love About the DockATot

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I’ll confess, I was skeptical of the DockATot in the beginning. But now? I’m a believer. A big, giant, shout it from the rooftops believer. Ya’ll, the DockATot is one of those baby items that just makes life easier for parents. Described as a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger, the DockATot acts as a […]

Books To Read When You’re Pregnant

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It’s books day! Just for the mamas-to-be! As I reflect back on the books I’ve read throughout my four pregnancies I wanted to share my very top favorites, the books that really impacted how I think about pregnancy and the ones that helped me best prepare for motherhood. Have you read any of them? What books do […]