Sick days

There are no sick days. There are – ‘Who stays home from work this time?’ days. ‘Who calls their parents first?’ days. ‘Who teleworks today?’ days. Parents don’t get sick days. And that’s fine. We all know that going into it. You mentally prepare yourself for it and suck it up. What you don’t prepare for (in my case at…

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Breastfeeding Essentials for Nursing Moms

If you read this post, then you likely know Wyatt and I had a rough start to breastfeeding. I had a much easier time with his big sister, and therefore didn’t invest in too many nursing products. Because of our struggles, I truly found some great products that I relied heavily on. Hopefully this list gives you an idea of…

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Our breastfeeding journey…

It was a long, hard road to get here. Honestly, I didn’t think we’d make it to 11 weeks exclusively breastfeeding, nevertheless 11+ months. It was quite a struggle – and looking back now, I’m not sure how/why I stuck it out. But, we did, and we’ve almost hit our goal of breastfeeding for a year. I don’t take breastfeeding…

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Something We Need to Talk About…

This post has been on my mind for some time. Since October, to be exact. I wasn’t sure where to start or what to say, but recently a few women I admire shared their own experiences, and it opened a discussion between us that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. It also made me feel less alone. The more people share…

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Second Baby Guilt

As I sit to write this, it is 11 o’clock at night.  I promised myself I would get into bed tonight and get some MUCH needed sleep, but as I headed to bed there it was…the nagging feeling most moms know all to well.  A bit of guilt.  Yesterday, I hit 28 weeks with my second baby.  I get extra…

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Wyatt’s Birth Story

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 weeks since we welcomed Wyatt into our family. Even harder to believe it’s taken me that long to write out his birth story! I forgot how time-consuming life with a newborn is – then add a toddler in the mix. I’m trying to soak up as much time as I can with both…

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A summer with my boy

Well, here I am, it’s nap time the weekend before school starts.  I can’t lie, I have cried.  Many of you know, I am a teacher and this year, I was lucky enough to only work two full weeks plus a handful of other meetings.  This is the first year I have not signed up to teach the full session of…

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40 Weeks Pregnant – Update & Lessons Learned

Most people who know me will tell you I’m (almost) always on time. Like RIGHT on time. I don’t like being too early (can’t stand waiting), but also stress when I’m late. Remember how I said H is a lot like me in this post? Well, her baby brother is a different story right now. However, at 40 weeks +…

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Visiting New Baby

A few months ago, Crystal announced she was pregnant with her second little bundle of joy.  Fast forward to now and I am anxiously awaiting the call that baby boy is here. Like most friends or pregnant women, I can’t wait to snuggle the little bundle of joy and want to meet him basically as soon as he enters the…

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A letter to Harper Rose

Oh, my sweet girl. How your world (and mine) are about to change. I am so proud of the little person you’ve become. I say “little” because whenever I call you my big girl, you say “I’m not a big kid yet, mommy.” I’m okay with that. Stay little as long as you can. Growing up is overrated, any way.…

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