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  When my husband and I got married, moving into an apartment was a fairly easy decision. We didn't have a ton of stuff, and buying a house while planning a wedding seemed daunting, to say the least. Our little...
Once upon a time, a mama had a baby. She held the baby, looked into his eyes, and fell in love at first sight. They lived happily ever after. We have all heard this fairy tale. In fact, we all expect...
There are things about being a parent that I had no idea I would feel so strongly about. Breastfeeding my babies is one of them.  With my first daughter, I read as much as I could about breastfeeding but assumed...
I was a full-time teacher before my children were born. I loved teaching in a classroom and I love teaching my kids at home now. However, sometimes the important job of teaching and training your kids can be a...
Traveling tops the list of my favorite ways to recharge. I love exploring new places, seeing beautiful things, eating good food, and being temporarily free from the responsibilities I have at home. When my husband expressed interest in going...
If you had told me a year ago that I would share pictures of my breastfeeding journey, or nurse Polly in public, or nurse her at all, I would have called you a liar. I had very strong ideas...
Have you ever bought a toy your child just couldn't live without (in my recent case, PJ mask figurines), only to have them play more with the box it came in? I have.   I have fallen victim to the Target...
I should start by saying I come from a long line of worriers. That being said, I am trying desperately to break that cycle and be one of those laid back, easygoing parents. My efforts can be jolted by...
When it comes to feeding your baby, people have pretty strong opinions about which way is best. Whether it's formula vs. breastmilk or when to start solid foods, the topic of infant feeding seems to get everyone up in...
“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage!” This simple rhyme I sang as a child made life, love, and motherhood seem as certain as the rising and setting sun. I carried this idea...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...