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Hot mess express?

Style your way into motherhood It was 6 months after I gave birth to our first born. A sweet, big blue eyed, miniature version of me. She was sleeping through the night, about 10-12 hours, nursing, and hitting all the milestones on the dot. It had been 6 months since we moved away from our families and into the neighboring state. I had managed to network my way into a few events and was living my dream of being a stay at home mom. I should have felt blissful, excited and grateful. Instead, I felt exhausted, anxious and angry. Then …

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10 Best Paleo Snacks for Moms

When I was a new mom and my husband was deployed I struggled to get the grocery shopping done. You see- going to the grocery store was a CHORE. A HUGE chore. The baby was almost guaranteed to have to nurse 10 times, spit up all over me and the groceries, and the lines- let’s not talk about the lines. Not to mention- where exactly does a baby go when you have to go to the bathroom. Grocery delivery became my saving grace. One of my favorite ways to grocery delivery is Amazon. We have prime- so it’s always free …

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Happy 3rd Birthday Evelyn

Dear Evelyn, I always wanted to be that mom that documented major milestones of your life. I even have a baby book- that is barely filled out. But time and excuses got in the way of me completing any of those things- so instead I’ll try this letter to you instead. At 5:39am PST you will turn 3. I still remember your birth. I remember feeling very empowered pushing you out of my body. I remember how warm you felt when you held you for the first time, and about how your squishy body seemed to mold itself to me …

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Birthday Gift Hacks

We’re just now getting to that “age” where my kid has “friends” (aka the friends I pick for her) and now the birthday parties are coming out of the woodwork. It almost feels like every other week we’re getting invited to yet another birthday party. It’s getting a little overwhelming if I’m being honest. While most parents say on the invite “don’t worry about gifts”- we showed up without a gift once….never again. It was embarrassing and the parents knew we were the only ones there that didn’t bring a gift. Here’s the problem with all these parties: Birthday gifts …

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