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    A Note to my Daughter on her 3rd Birthday

    To my darling girl who made me a mama 3 years ago today: I cannot believe three whole years have already gone by. It has flown, even though I can’t remember life without you anymore (nor would I want to). You have grown into such an intelligent, independent, comical, sassy, happy, curious, delightful, loving, sweet, and simply beautiful little girl. I can always count on you to take my side against your Daddy…scolding him for leaving water running or telling him the right way to do things. Your joy and laughter is infectious. You are constantly making jokes and being silly to get a reaction. You’re absolutely fearless when it…

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    10 Tips for an Easy Transition Back to Work from Maternity Leave

    You are still in that blissful newborn phase with your little one, but there’s a nagging concern in the back of your mind. The end of maternity leave. The return to work…with the mountain of emails and meetings and projects that keep going and going. How will you go back to that and leave your precious baby in the arms of another caregiver? Will your baby forget you? Will they take care of your baby like you would? What milestones will you miss? The questions go on and on. Well Mama, never fear. I promise your baby will not forget you, and you will always have a hold of a…

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    10 Simple Tips to Prepare your Toddler for your Second Baby

    Second Child Tips – Getting your Toddler Ready for Baby’s Arrival So you are expecting your second bundle of joy, but you have already started to worry about what that means for your family. How will your first handle the transition? How will you handle having two children to attend to? How will you ever give your new baby the same amount of love and attention you gave to your first? How will you continue to give your first-born enough time and attention when they have been the center of your universe since they entered this world? Well firstly mama, don’t fret. Every mom worries about these things at some…

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    The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: Must-Haves and What you Don’t Need for First Time Moms

    Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. So you are expecting a new bundle of joy and are trying to figure out exactly what you need! Congratulations!! With over $70 Billion worth of baby products sold worldwide each year, there is no shortage of baby items to choose from. It can be completely overwhelming knowing what you actually need versus what is a luxury. It ends up taking a bit of trial and error and word of mouth through mommy friends…and quite honestly, it’s easy to end…

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    Why Every Baby you See is Chewing on a Teething Tube | Baby Teething Tubes Review

    Baby Teething Tubes Review Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. By now you’ve probably had your social media bombarded with pictures of adorable little babies chewing on these little brightly colored teething tubes with ridges on them. Not to mention your little one has been super uncomfortable as their first teeth start poking through their tender gums, and you’ve been struggling to find the right teether to provide them some much-needed relief. Should you buy some of these teething tubes? Do babies really love them as…

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    How Kids Benefit from Having a Working Mom

    5 Ways Children Benefit from Having a Working Mom Last week I shared some of my struggles transitioning back to work after maternity leave. This transition left me contemplating: what are the benefits to my children of having a working mother? Quick caveat, this is nothing against any stay-at-home-moms and absolutely not meant to imply there are no benefits from staying at home with your children. Like everything in life, there are pros and cons of both choices. Your job is hard, and it never ends. I see you! However, for those struggling with guilt over leaving their child for many of their waking hours – many of whom have…

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    Oliver James 3 Month Update – GERD Progress & Going back to Work

    Month 3 has come with a whole lot of changes for us. Our little Ollie has finally started to get his GERD under control after going through a series of different medications and doses. It’s so incredibly awesome that he isn’t spending most of his waking hours screaming. He’s becoming so aware of his surroundings…searching for his big sister, playing with his toys on his play mat and really starting to lift his head up (even rolling over a few times during tummy time). I mean, look at this cutie patootie: Reaching the 12 week mark has also meant that I have now headed back to work. On the one…

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    Oliver’s Delivery & Birth Story – Scheduled C-section

    Oliver’s Labor & Delivery Story – Scheduled C-Section You always hear no two children are the same, and oh boy is that true! But it’s also true that no two labor and delivery stories are the same. I wanted to share what it was like this time around with my baby boy Oliver. If you are interested in reading my first labor and delivery experience with my little girl Parker, you can find that here. Parker ended up being born via emergency C-Section, and I was told by my obstetrician that I was not a good candidate for VBAC. Given that, I was all set for Oliver to be a…

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    Best Diaper Pail: Ubbi Vs. Munchkin Step Diaper Pail Reviews

    Ubbi Diaper Pail Versus Munchkin Step – Which Should you Buy? Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. No one likes smelling poop, and no parent likes running out to the garbage after every poopy diaper. Enter the diaper pail to the rescue. Now you may have heard great things about both the Ubbi Diaper Pail AND the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail since they are the two biggest contenders in the market (and both have 4 star reviews on Amazon). So which one stands up the best…

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    What We’re loving – Favorite Baby Items 0-3 Months

    Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. We are reaching the end of that precious newborn stage. It’s so bittersweet as my little baby outgrows his clothes but is finally starting to give us some much needed stretches of sleep and gracing us with dimple-y smiles. I thought it would be worth sharing some of our favorites this time around with baby #2. Every baby is different, and we are no longer first timers…so we have some new favorites this time around: Magic Merlin Sleepsuit Oliver got…