• 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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  • Week Six: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week Six: Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    December 3, 2018

    This was a milestone week for Charlotte. A lot of big things happened, all of which were fairly positive. Believe it or not, but sleep got even better than it already was in week five! *this post contains affiliate links Feeding We changed the routine a bit this week, but I’ll talk more about that…

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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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  • Week Five: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week Five (1 Month Old): Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    November 26, 2018

    Week five was a busy one for our little Charlotte. She has continued to thrive and surprise us with how very cruisy and laid back she is. We stuck to the same routine that we started in week four, although we did have to veer from it a bit on a couple of days that…

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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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  • Week Four: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week Four: Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    November 19, 2018

    She’s a unicorn baby…for real. I mean, she isn’t perfect, but she’s pretty close! Week four was even better than week three which was pretty awesome as well. *this post contains affiliate links How I’m Doing I think this is my last update on how I’m doing, mostly because things are basically settled. I wouldn’t…

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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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  • Annie's October 2018 Summary (2 Years)

    Annie’s October 2018 Summary (2 Years)

    November 14, 2018

    She’s two! October was a big month for Annie. Not only did she celebrate her second birthday, but she also welcomed her little sister the day after. *this post contains affiliate links Toddler Routine 7 DWT 7:30/8 Breakfast 8:45-10 Independent Playtime 10:30 Snack 11:30 Lunch 1-3 Nap 3 Snack 5/5:30 Dinner 6:30/7 Bed Becoming a Big…

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  • Week Three: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week Three: Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    November 12, 2018

    I went into week three bracing myself for a difficult time. Week two was a transition week for us and it went fairly well. Typically, my babies have woken up somewhat during week three and become a bit fussier. Plus, there’s a growth spurt that can happen around this time which in the past meant…

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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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  • Week Two: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week Two: Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    November 5, 2018

    Week two was when real life really kicked in again. Shane had to go back to work and for the first time, I was left alone all day with all three children. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had anticipated, but there were definitely challenges along the way. Week one was the honeymoon period…

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