• 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 Essential Babywise Tips for the First-Time Mom

    November 16, 2018

    As a first-time mama it is so helpful to have some Babywise tips from a mom who has already used it in real life. (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…

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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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  • How to Keep the Magic of Christmas Without Lying to Your Kids

    How To Keep The Magic of Christmas Without Lying To Your Kids

    October 26, 2018

    This post originally appeared on Mama’s Organized Choas Feel uncomfortable about leading your children to believe in something that isn’t real? You’re not alone. However, I know there are a lot of parents that are stuck. They don’t want to lie to their children about the existence of Santa but still want to keep the magic…

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  • Heart Multiplication: The True Miracle that Happens When God Grows Your Family

    Heart Multiplication: The True Miracle When God Grows Your Family

    October 24, 2018

    About two months before the birth of one of my babies I would start to feel it…. the nagging fear, the whispered lie, the terrible truth: I’m not enough. My days are only so long (or so short). I can’t be stretched any thinner. I can’t be in two places at one time. What if…

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  • When Things Happen Quickly | Charlotte's Birth Story

    When Things Happen Quickly | Charlotte’s Birth Story

    October 22, 2018

    I so hoped that I would be writing this update now or at the latest sometime this week. It has been no secret that the pregnancy that just ended was a challenging one. As difficult as it was, the end of it was such a wonderful blessing and that’s the story that I want to…

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  • 3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    October 19, 2018

    Val has four children and today she is posting here on my blog with her sound wisdom in regards to the sacrifices you may need to make after you add a baby to your family. I always appreciate the practical advice that she offers in her writing as well as the personal experience she is…

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  • 37 Week Pregnancy Update: Finally at Term!

    37 Week Pregnancy Update: Finally at Term!

    October 15, 2018

    I almost can’t believe I’m typing out my 37 week pregnancy update. It has been a distant date for so long that it doesn’t feel entirely real that it’s here. You can find last week’s update here –> 36 Week Pregnancy Update: Signs of Early Labour I think it is also because Annie’s birthday is…

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  • What is the 2-Year Age Gap Really Like?

    What Is the 2-Year Age Gap Really Like?

    October 12, 2018

    It is always wonderful to receive the honest experience from moms that have ‘been there, done that’. Caitlin is chiming in today with this guest post about the 2-year age gap and the pros and cons that go along with it. Our first two kids are 18-months apart, but the gap between our newest addition…

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  • Why We Don’t Co-Sleep

    October 10, 2018

    If you co-sleep, you probably either scrolled right past this post, or you’re reading it, ready to jump on all the negative things I supposedly have to say. Well….hang on just a sec, okay? You might be surprised at my stance on this topic. We don’t co-sleep, but I’m not about to bash on those…

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  • 36 Week Pregnancy Update: Early Labour Signs. Pregnant woman standing in front of mirror.

    36 Week Pregnancy Update: Signs of Early Labour

    October 8, 2018

      Things are getting real over here I’m 36 weeks pregnant! My 36 week pregnancy update is pretty full of both nerves and excitement. The hospital bag is packed and I’ve been having several early labour signs. We’re officially in the ‘hurry up and wait’ stage.  Keep reading to find out what’s happening at 36…

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