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The not-so-terrible two

My first born is turning two, which means I am entering the chapter of motherhood that has been pre-determined as terrible, albeit light-heartedly, I think?  As the weeks draw near to this adorable and exciting birthday, I can feel his baby-ness melting away. His rolls have vanished with the only trace of baby fat left… Continue reading The not-so-terrible two

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The biggest fears of two under two, conquered

I found new stressors to overthink when I became pregnant with my second. Two under two is challenging, hands down, but it has also turned the page to a beautiful chapter in my motherhood journey. If I could go back in time, here's how I would have answered my biggest questions. How will I manage… Continue reading The biggest fears of two under two, conquered

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Our children are listening even when the world isn’t

Before I had kids, I felt heard. I could call someone and fall deep into a two-way conversation, free of tiny shrieks, squeals and leg yanks. My days at work were spent in various meetings where contrasting ideas merged into one united goal. Dinner with the husband was spent focused on each other, and evenings… Continue reading Our children are listening even when the world isn’t

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The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

You know what drives me crazy these days? When people can't take a joke. In parenthood, this happens all the time. There was a viral post that a wife left for her husband who was tasked with watching their kids all weekend. It was filled with the most fantastic dose of sarcasm I've read in… Continue reading The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

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13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone

I had my second baby seven weeks ago, and unlike my first, I am much more relaxed about leaving said baby with dad and carving out some time for myself. Today I went to Target kid free, and I couldn't stop giggling at the ridiculous thoughts floating in my head from the start of my… Continue reading 13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone

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I failed last year’s resolution and uncovered something better

I'm proud that I followed through with many of my resolutions for 2017 – well, most of them. My biggest goal was to minimize the clutter in my life, which has transformed our home. It has helped me cut down on wants vs. needs, find a style that I actually like – both in my… Continue reading I failed last year’s resolution and uncovered something better