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50 Cent Steal

Saturday was purple tag day at Value Village … all purple tags were 50% off! So honestly, how could I resist this matrushka doll onesie for my maybe baby girl. 50 cents well spent, for sure.

I’m getting the registry bug, but am forcing myself to hold off for a while longer. But in anticipation …Question for the mamas:What is the most important or most practical item to register for? Why?Question for the non-mama baby lovers:What is your favorite thing to give at a baby shower? Why?

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Forest Creature

Heather Bailey’s Turtle is absolutely adorable … take out the pins (he is actually supposed to be a pin cushion) and you’ve got yourself a cute little forest creature fit for the little one’s nursery!

The gender dilemma …

The other morning on the way to work I got a distinct feeling our little one was a girl. This is the first sign of gender I have noticed. I think because I have been very focused on finding a boy name and making sure my nursery plans have a balance of fancy and masculinity. […]

Mama Wisdom

I’m thinking this might need to become a weekly post … I’m very interested in what all the expert mamas have to say about their mama experience, etc. So here is week one’s question:What special tradition/memory did you do/create while pregnant? Or, if you didn’t, what do you wish you would have done?If you’re a […]

Mr. Surprise

If you came home from work on a regular ol’ Monday and saw this … what would you do? That’s right … scream your little heart out and thank God 100 times over for blessing you with the most incredible husband! Dominic is always doing special things for me, but this tops it all! With […]

Woe is Me

I’ve been hesitant to complain about my pregnancy symptoms, because for the most part I experienced no/low morning sickness in the first trimester. I’ll be honest, if I had been super sick and you hadn’t I would harbor a bit of resentment, and I don’t want you all to hate me for my lack of […]

Mother’s Day Dessert

In anticipation for the new holiday in my life I have selected this dessert for my first Mother’s Day! Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie By: Melanie Schrenezel, feautured in May 2010 Real Simple Serves 8 Hands-On Time: 30m Total Time: 4hr 00m Ingredients 2 pounds rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 7 cups) 1/2 pounds strawberries, sliced (about […]