3 Things To Remember When Your Baby Becomes an Older Sibling

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If you’ve read any of my other posts, you probably know that I am the proud mom of two little boys under two years of age. Our oldest son is currently 18 months and our younger son is 4 months old. And if you just did the math…yes…they are 14 months apart. 14 months! Crazy! […]

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Mama, It’s Okay To Cry

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Motherhood is hard! It’s the toughest, most tiring and emotional job I’ve ever done. And while some days are great or some days have great moments, it’s not all roses and sunshine. Some mornings, the first things I do is cry….hard. That’s what I did today. I woke up tired. I woke up frustrated that […]

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“Lower Your Expectations” What It Really Means Once You Have Kids

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One of the first pieces of advice that I was given after finding out that I was pregnant with my second son was “lower your expectations”. I knew that meant to set the bar low but no one really told me how to lower my expectations or what it would actually look like. Now, after […]

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4 Things NOT To Buy As Your Next Baby Shower Gift (And 4 Things You Should)

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.  Everyone loves baby showers! The cake, the punch, the little clothes and booties! But most importantly, it is a great opportunity to shower the mom-to-be with all the things […]

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“This Won’t Last Forever”

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“This Won’t Last Forever”…As a mother, I have heard this phrase over and over again. Normally, it has been in response to a bad day, a horrible night, a rough phase, in which this sentence was meant to help me cope, push through, or get past the hard parts. “This Won’t Last Forever”…it will pass…it […]

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WHAT?!? We’re Pregnant, AGAIN?!?

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SURPRISE! Everyone loves surprises!!! Well…until you are surprised with a pregnancy you didn’t expect! I love babies, and I love being a mom, but when my husband and I received a BIG SURPRISE PREGNANCY…there were a lot of varying emotions. The Back-Story You see, we had a long journey in getting pregnant with our first […]

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Mama, It’s Okay To Cry


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Motherhood is hard! It’s the toughest, most tiring and emotional job I’ve ever done. And while some days are great or some days have great moments, it’s not all roses and sunshine. Some mornings, the first things I do is cry….hard. That’s what I did today. I woke up tired. I woke up frustrated that […]

January 12, 2018

“This Won’t Last Forever”


Motherhood

“This Won’t Last Forever”…As a mother, I have heard this phrase over and over again. Normally, it has been in response to a bad day, a horrible night, a rough phase, in which this sentence was meant to help me cope, push through, or get past the hard parts. “This Won’t Last Forever”…it will pass…it […]

January 1, 2018

WHAT?!? We’re Pregnant, AGAIN?!?


Motherhood

SURPRISE! Everyone loves surprises!!! Well…until you are surprised with a pregnancy you didn’t expect! I love babies, and I love being a mom, but when my husband and I received a BIG SURPRISE PREGNANCY…there were a lot of varying emotions. The Back-Story You see, we had a long journey in getting pregnant with our first […]

December 28, 2017

5 Things that Feed Mom-Shaming


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Oh mom-shaming…it’s a shame that moms shame other moms! Moms already put more pressure on themselves than they should and then to add to that the weight of other moms making them feel worse about their life, kids, situation, or choices, it’s just down right sad. It happens far too often and it can totally […]

December 27, 2017

Being a Mother Like Mary…


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Being a mom at Christmas is one of the greatest joys! The Christmas traditions…the decorating, baking, shopping, toys, pictures with Santa. To see the season through a child’s eyes is truly an exciting time! But what I didn’t prepare for was how being a mom would change the way I view Christmas, especially Mary. You […]

December 25, 2017

Why You SHOULDN’T Breastfeed…And it’s not what you think!


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To breastfeed or not to breastfeed…that is the question. In recent years, breastfeeding has become a highlighted social topic. Phrases like “Normalize Breastfeeding” and “Powered by Mama/Eat Local” have helped launch campaigns that proactively support breastfeeding and help provide breastfeeding mothers freedom to nurse when and where needed. However, the one phrase that personally affected […]

December 24, 2017

Dear Mama, You are EVERYTHING!


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Dear Mama, You are everything! I know that is hard to hear. “Everything” carries a lot of weight….but it’s true. You are EVERYTHING! From the time you are pregnant, you carry your baby inside of you giving him everything he needs. Shelter. Warmth. Food. And even once he takes his first breath, you are still […]

December 21, 2017

5 Reasons Breastfeeding Sucks (No Pun Intended)


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Breastfeeding SUCKS! Yes..there…I said it! Don’t be shocked….don’t judge me…it really does sometimes! Breastfeeding is hard work! With my first son, I chose to breastfeed and it was one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do! People would always tell me that it would be hard but they didn’t REALLY tell me […]

December 19, 2017

Why Mamas Are Always Last


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The other day, I was standing in my kitchen getting a glass of water when I glanced down and saw my shoes… My scuffed up and dirty shoes.. I thought to myself how I needed another pair…I mean they are only $20 at Rack Room Shoes…but I knew that would never happen. I would probably […]

December 19, 2017

Dear Mama, I See You…


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Dear Mama, I see you. When you feel like no one else understands, I do. I’ve been there. I see you with bags under your eyes, dirty leggings, spit up on your shirt, your hair in a messy bun, your face wearing day old makeup. You didn’t go to bed until hours after the rest […]

December 19, 2017

My 10 Favorite Things About Being a Mom


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We all have our list of favorite things…favorite foods, favorite music, favorite old t-shirt…the list goes on and on. But one list of favorites people don’t hear enough of is our favorite things about being moms! Yes, being a mom is hard work! It is filled with frustration, tears, exhaustion, anger, stress. Moms could talk […]

December 18, 2017

Busy Brains- Why Moms are Always Tired


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If I were to ask you to fill in this blank, what would you put? “Moms are always __________.” Tired? Did you say tired? That’s what I would have said! Moms are always tired! If it’s not already from the lack of sleep, the busy schedules, the cooking, the cleaning, and the errands, then it’s […]

December 15, 2017

What Postpartum Depression Really Feels Like


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Postpartum depression….As if a new mom has nothing else to worry about after conceiving a baby, being pregnant for 9 months and enduring labor and delivery…she then has to get accustomed to her new baby, new body, and new life. The transition to motherhood can be difficult enough but when you add postpartum depression to […]

December 11, 2017

What Little Boys are Made Of


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“Boys will be Boys”. “Boys are a Noise with Dirt on it”. “Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails…That’s what Little Boys are made of”. Oh boys…as a mom of two of them, one being a rambunctious 18 month old, I have learned that these phrases are more than just popular artwork to display in their […]

December 9, 2017