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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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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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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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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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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Why I’ve Chosen a Doula for Birth #2

I didn’t have a doula with H, and I truly wish I had. I had no idea how invaluable one could be to my overall birth experience. At the time, I was overwhelmed by the long list of pre-baby to-do’s and frankly was so invested in worrying about our baby that I didn’t think much about myself. When I mention…

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Amazon Prime Day

Oh, Boy! Amazon Prime Day & My Favorite Finds for Baby #2

It’s PRIME DAY! I don’t know about you, but I get overly excited for a good deal. Especially a deal on practical, everyday items. Sure, the Nordy’s sale is great, but I know I don’t need any of those items. So excuse me while I scour Amazon for all the bargains today… like 2 years ago when I was scoping…

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5 Tips to conquering the National Zoo with a toddler

If you happen to follow along on Instagram, you may have a seen a few Instastories from our trip this past weekend to the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC. Hubs and I wanted to take H for a while now, so we decided to make a father’s day morning outing of it – and I’m glad we did! Honestly, the…

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Gender reveal balloon

Baby S2 is a…

As I near the 30 week mark, I realize I never “officially” announced baby S2’s gender… and if it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen – right? 😉 Well, baby is a…