Burnout is Real

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You’re exhausted. You are exhausted to a point that your entire body is relying on muscle memory to make it through the day. You’re not even sure what day it is. You feel like you’re dream walking because the events of each day just blur together. You feel frustrated, annoyed, and stressed with just about everyone and everything, every. single. day. …

10 Things I Realized While Staying Home With A Sick Baby

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Our tiny superman has been sick for the past three days with what we can, by now, assume, is “just a virus”. “Just a virus”??? Holy crap. “Just a virus” is a BITCH! Today was my day to spend at home with Finn. A whole day at home?!?!? I, like many delusional parents, who “get a day off” to stay home with a …

Where Memories Begin

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This is the start to your family (or a new version of it). It’s hormones, and ice cream, and pickles. Crying for joy and for complete and utter terror of what comes next. It’s picking out names and onesies. It’s telling friends and family. It’s seeing the unfettered love and support of those around you as you embark on this …

Car Seat Safety

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Let’s break down some key points of car seat safety, right here – right now, quick and dirty. Choosing a car seat Choosing a car seat can be overwhelming; fun; necessary; and just tedious. But some things to remember are: What kind of car do you have? You will want to choose a seat that is easy to install in …

DIY Postpartum?

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When it comes to DIY home renovations, things can spiral out of control quicker than you hammer that nail into the wall. One minute you’re picking out the perfect color to go with that antique lamp you found 3 years ago, the next, you realize that the wall you wanted to knock down is load bearing and derails your magazine …

Why Don’t I Feel Normal Postpartum?

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First of all, let me start by saying that it’s TOTALLY ok to wonder things like: “Why don’t I feel normal” or “Why am I sad?” or “When will I bond with my baby?”. Let me let you in on a secret…it is more common than people let on to feel less-than-thrilled after you bring home your new baby. As …

Diaper Need & Child Health | No Child Wet Behind

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In a recent study, it was found that “an adequate supply of diapers may prove a tangible way of reducing parenting stress, a critical factor influencing child health and development.” 1 in 3 American families struggle with being able to afford the appropriate amount of diapers for their baby. So between you, and the neighbors on either side of you, it is …

Real Moments of Motherhood

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I see you at playgroup, looking at the other mothers, longing to connect, longing to have a conversation with another adult who might become a real friend. I see you, cursing silently to yourself, because you forgot one of the many important things on the list of kid essentials that you need before you can go somewhere. I see you …

Dear Santa, Love Baby.

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As a new parent, it’s easy to get bogged down in the seemingly endless sea of baby gear options. From the latest newborn fashion, to toys that help develop your baby’s motor skills, to the swankiest nursery décor, it can be downright overwhelming to know what it is that your new baby needs to thrive in the world. Lucky for …

I Don’t Want to Forget This Moment

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Over the past few days, I have tried to make a conscious effort to soak you in. I touch your face and remember the first time we met. Such a sweet bundle of joy, all swaddled and cozy by the first time I got to hold you. You hold my hand and I remember the early months when you would …