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Meal Tips for New Moms

I’ve spoken to quite a few overwhelmed mamas who have newborns at home lately. They’re struggling to get in the nutrition they need or are struggling finding the time to eat when it’s all said and done. They’re hungry, exhausted, and life with a newborn is constantly changing- so it’s super challenging. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that are easy for new moms to implement without it taking a whole lot of time or brain power. First: Convenience snacks are your best friend. The first few months with a new baby I like to view as “transition”. …

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Road Trips with a Toddler

Recently my husband and I took a long drive from Northern California (where we live) to Southern California. Why on earth would we drive 10 hours to Southern California (side note, yes we don’t live ANYWHERE near LA/San Diego, Disneyland or anywhere else you’re currently trying to think of)? Friends. Really incredible friends of ours are retiring from 23 years in the Navy. I can’t say enough incredible things about this family. They have been so generous and loving to us over the last 7 years, welcomed us in like family, supported us no matter what coast we lived in, …

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Becoming a Family

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a huge travel bug. I’ve been all over the US, and traveled internationally 3 times and been to 5 European Countries. Each vacation has something special and a special memory attached.Some good memories: like my first solo vacation without a friend or relative.Some, not so good: Like the time I locked my friend’s brother into their Paris Apartment by accident- the day we left the city. I’ve never seen someone so mad before. But by far, my favorite vacation was the vacation we took following my husband’s fourth deployment. You see, …

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