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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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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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…

A Fun Day in DC

A few weeks ago, the hubby had to work on Saturday so L and I were on our own for the day.  It also happened to be the first really nice Saturday in the DC area for the spring season, so we wanted to get into something fun! Luckily, Crystal and I got an email from KinderCare inviting us to Ring…

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Season of Change

I didn’t believe them. I wanted the crying to stop. I wanted more sleep. I wanted to feel like my body was mine again. They say it gets better. And trust me, it does. SO much better. But tell that to someone in the throws of it. Tell that to someone who often struggles to see past the here and…

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So What About Me?

Well by now, you have probably heard that my awesome bestie is preggo with a sweet little nugget, in fact several of them are and I could not be more thrilled!  (If you missed it, check out this sweet post, but get your tissues ready) Usually, when we are together, someone hears this and turns to me to ask, “how…

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