• I've Got my Hands Full and it is Normal

    I’ve Got My Hands Full and it is Normal

    January 4, 2019

    I look younger than my age. It has been like that for the vast majority of my life and now that I’m getting older, I appreciate it all the more. During my third pregnancy, I was often asked if it was my first. When I replied that it was my third and then listed the…

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  • Free Floral 2019 Calendars

    Free Printable Calendar 2019

    December 18, 2018

    Technology is great, right? However, I’m still a big fan of paper planners and calendars. There’s something about writing things down that really helps solidify everything in my mind. Calendars and todo lists on phones and computers don’t achieve the same thing for me. If you’re new to this blog then you should know that…

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  • What You Need to Know About Moms on Call's Soothing Rounds

    What You Need to Know About Moms On Call’s Soothing Rounds

    December 14, 2018

    Soothing rounds are a brilliant part of the Moms on Call method. If you’ve never heard of Moms on Call then start with this post –> What You Need to Know About Moms on Call While I’ve found them to be incredibly useful, I can understand why there is a bit of confusion surrounding them.…

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  • Babywise With 3 Kids: How it Makes Life Easier

    Babywise with 3 Kids: How it Makes Life Easier

    December 12, 2018

    I recently read, once again, that moms with three kids are the most stressed out of any number of children. There are times when I totally get that. (Hello, having 2 two-year-olds and a preK kid.) But overall, it doesn’t have to be that bad. You can feel more in control and have days that…

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  • What True Self-Care Is and How to Sustain It

    What True Self-Care Is and How to Sustain It

    December 7, 2018

    Self-Care is a term that is thrown around all the time in this generation. I think it is because we’ve made life so very busy for ourselves that we’re now really finding out what the repercussions are. However, self-care is so often misdefined. Self-care isn’t going for a manicure or getting pampered, although those can…

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  • 7 Special Christmas Traditions You Need To Start With Your Family

    December 5, 2018

    Christmas was always such a special time for me as a child. It still is. My parents worked to make it that way. Read –> How to Keep the Magic of Christmas without Lying to Your Kids It was the one time of year we really were spoilt, but that wasn’t what made it so…

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  • Baby Items: 7 Clever Ways to Save Your Cash

    Baby Items: 7 Clever Ways to Save Your Cash

    November 30, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. Want to know how not to spend a fortune on a new baby? This is the list for you! 1) Accept Hand-Me-Downs We have been so abundantly blessed to receive a ton of baby gear from friends and family. If you’re looking to save…

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  • What to Do Before You Give Up Breastfeeding

    What to do Before You Give up Breastfeeding

    November 28, 2018

    You know meal trains? The thing that friends do for mamas when they’ve just had a baby? Well, some of my dearest friends live thousands of miles across the world from me, but still wanted to help out while our family goes through the transition of adding another baby to our home. So, they’ve done…

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  • What You Really Need Postpartum When You Have More Than 1 Child

    What You Really Need Postpartum When You Have More than 1 Child

    November 23, 2018

    Is it more difficult to go from 0-1 child or 1-2? Many moms will tell you it is the former. However, I’m not so sure about that. I mean, they’re both challenging. Any kind of transition is. However, you get better at doing it and so maybe that’s why it seems easier. Read –> How…

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  • Deciding if Breastfeeding is the Correct Choice for the Next Baby

    Deciding If Breastfeeding is the Correct Choice With the Next Baby

    November 21, 2018

    I have always loved Katrina’s calm and balanced approach to parenting. She is so not judgemental when it comes to the subject of breastfeeding and really rationalizes the entire decision-making process. Her thoughts on breastfeeding aren’t overly emotive nor condescending. If you’re struggling to decide whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding is the right way to…

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  • 5 Tips for the First-Time Mom Using Babywise

    5 Tips for the First-Time Mom Using Babywise

    November 16, 2018

    This post originally appeared on Twin Mom and More. Babywise is primarily used as a sleep training book. Although, I would argue that there is so much more to it than just instilling healthy sleep habits in your child. I have used the method with two of my children from birth and plan to use…

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  • Mom on the Go Planner

    A Review of the Mom on the Go 2019 Planner

    November 9, 2018

    This blog is all about keeping motherhood pretty and practical. That is why I love this planner so very much. This will be my third consecutive year of using it. You can read my thoughts on the 2018 planner in this post –> This is Hands Down the Best Planner for Moms! *this post contains…

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  • Becoming a First-Time Mama: Jack's Birth Story

    Becoming a First-Time Mama: Jack’s Birth Story

    November 7, 2018

    I’m writing this post in anticipation of the maternity leave I hope to be taking very soon. In fact, by the time this post goes live, I would hope that our 3rd baby has arrived. Like, I really really hope that’s the case. Ha! I wrote Annie’s birth story a while back, but for whatever…

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  • 3 Reasons it's Okay to Not Like Being Pregnant

    3 Reasons It Is Okay To Not Like Being Pregnant

    November 2, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’ve often seen harsh comments made by some that say a woman has no right to complain about being pregnant. I mean, you’re carrying one of the greatest blessings in life…another life. And what right have you to complain if you planned your pregnancy?…

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  • The Top 5 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Crying

    The Top 5 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Crying

    October 31, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Journey of Parenthood. Babies cry. Some cry a lot, some cry barely at all, and some fit right in between. The reality is though, that ALL babies cry to some extent. It is their only means of communication. As a mama, those cries tug at your heart. I never…

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