• 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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  • 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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  • Week One: Charlotte's Newborn Summary

    Week One: Charlotte’s Newborn Summary

    October 29, 2018

    I’m going to need to write these summaries up as the week progresses. Why? Well, with baby brain and the chaos that comes from caring for 3 kids, my memory is kind of working as well as Dory’s. For real though, I’m struggling to remember all the details from Charlotte’s first week and as I’m…

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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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  • Annie's September 2018 Summary (23 Months)

    Annie’s September 2018 Summary (23 Months)

    October 17, 2018

    Well gosh, September was not a month for the faint-hearted. It was just crazy and it flew by because of it. Half of the month wasn’t even spent at home, and then the second half was spent wishing to get out of the house! Annie had it rough. She was so ill for a couple…

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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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  • 3 Awesome Reasons To Make Big Transitions Early

    October 5, 2018

    3 Awesome Reasons to Make Big Transitions Early originally appeared on Team Cartwright. We make big transitions pretty early around here. Well, early by today’s standards. To be honest, I’m doing things at the same pace that my mother did them with us. We potty trained Jack around age 2 and transitioned both of our…

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  • 20 Awesome Gift Ideas For 1-Year Olds

    October 3, 2018

    I’m not sure about how others feel, but I find thinking about gift ideas for 1-year olds really difficult. I don’t like wasting things and I feel as though so many toys could be wasted on a child that you who is honestly just not ready to play with them. However, there are some wonderful…

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