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The Gift of a Broken iPad

I am here to confess something that I didn’t understand was broken in our family and then to tell you the gift we were given. Our family likes technology. Phones and iPads make for easier car rides, calmer dinners out, entertainment and learning options for the kids. We have had loose ground rules around how much […]

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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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The Creativity of Covering Up: Breastfeeding & Holiday Gatherings

Tis the season. Gatherings. Work parties. Cookie exchanges. New Years Eve parties. Preschool parties. Middle School parties.  The list goes on. Add to that list the number of breastfeeding mamas attempting to attend these glorious events, feed their milk-crazed babies, forgot the bottles, and still need to stay sane. Oh. And also add to that […]

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Holiday Baby Series: Part 2 – Conquering the Holi-Birthday {Practical Tips Toward Sanity}

It’s me again. The advocate for all holiday-baby-mamas everywhere! Keep in mind friends, whether your baby is competing with Santa Claus, trick-or-treaters, Black Friday deals, reservations at restaurants on Valentine’s day, or fireworks; there are a few simple ways to make their birthday a special one. Join me for three practical suggestions from this mama, […]

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Keeping the Faith

Sometimes you need to have faith in someone else’s faith. I learned this one Christmas Eve eight years ago. The pain had started the day before. Twingy cramps that left me doubled-over. After a morning spent seizing my side in agony, I drove to Urgent Care. A young, harried doctor doctor checked me over. “Could […]

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Holiday Baby: What NOT to Say to the Mama of a Holiday Baby {Part One}

Our family beat all the odds. Two bundles of joy, both with the exact same due date, but two years apart. OH, and did I mention that both exited the womb during the same week as Christmas and New Years? BOOM. Yeahhhh, I have already heard all of the jokes, like how my husband’s birthday […]

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My 13 Reasons

The number 13 is a number that holds meaning in our household. It can identify with both positive and negative things. Our son, Jakob, was 13 days old when he died and he died on the 13th of February. The year I turned 13 I had some of the greatest friends and greatest experiences as […]

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