Get Well Fun with Lamaze Toys

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We’re home safe and sound from the hospital! Such a relief to this worried mama’s heart. Everything went just as planned and we’ll head back to Seattle for a follow up in about 6 weeks. I’m so thankful and even more happy that it was just a day surgery. Overnights in the hospital are so […]

On the Morning of Your Surgery

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I wrote this before Reid’s first surgery last Fall and now we’re gearing up for another one. Not on his thumb this time though, this round is with a urologist for a minor procedure, but the surgery sentiments are the same. I’ll never get over my mix of love and hate for this process. So thankful that […]

Goldfish Munch Mix for Family Movie Night

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You know how some families have really specific traditions? Yeah, we’re not one of them. We’re more random. There is no Friday night pizza here or donuts before church every Sunday. In fact, we’re about to get real crazy and switch things up with Saturday night church. I don’t even bathe the kids on a […]

Hello Second Trimester!

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Oh my lanta.  That was rough. Well, it kind of still is (evening nausea anyone?), but I’m aiming to begin the start of the week, AND the start of my second trimester, with a brighter perspective and manageable to do list. And yay, you get to check it out, because what else would you want […]

Everything

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I’ve written half a dozen posts about all our life transitions. And then they’ve just fallen by the wayside. Because things like packing and kids and surviving became priorities. So, the timeline looks something like this … In September Dominic accepted a promotion 2 hours away from home He started commuting, staying in hotels during […]

Baby #4

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It’s official … Reid is no longer the baby of our family, he’s a “super cool big bro”! Come September we’ll have a new little one in our crew and we couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m almost 8 weeks and oh so tired. And nauseous, especially in the evenings. Jemma and Max are so excited and all of […]

Breastfeeding Essentials Guide

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My mama resume boasts 5 years of breastfeeding. FIVE. YEARS. There was a break when I was pregnant with Max and then a few weeks between Max weaning and Reid being born. So, for the most part, this whole nourishing another person with my body has been a full time gig for a long time. […]

Happy Golden Birthday, Reid!

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Reid will always be the happiest way to begin a new year.  Being due in late December I thought for sure I’d have a Christmastime baby. But no, Reid had other plans and laid his mark on a different holiday – New Year’s Day! And that means this year, his first birthday, is his golden […]

This Month at mom.me

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I hustled my bustle before we left for Disneyland and got a ton of work done so I could fully embrace the magic without interruption. Go me! Doing that has made December slow and easy and really lovely. For me, freelance is one of those “when it rains it pours” type of things and honestly, I’ve […]

My Reid

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Before Reid had his thumb surgery I scheduled a photo shoot with our family photography. I wanted to capture some special photos of his double thumb along with his almost 9 month cuteness. The big kids and I didn’t plan to join in on these photos. It was a hot, summer day and we’d spent […]