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The Purge: Getting Rid of Everything

Have you have been sick and tired of being sick and tired? On the edge of hitting rock bottom? I think I finally hit my breaking point right after school got out. After my sister, my fellow second grade teachers, and I packed up my husband’s truck with all of my classroom, we brought more […]

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A Mom’s Back to School Poem

‘Twas the first week of summer And the kids slept in. We ate long breakfasts  As we lounged in the den. The refrigerator was stocked with healthy foods, And everyone was in the greatest of moods. My children’s little faces were all aglow As we talked all about the places we’d go.   We will […]

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Mom-stagrams Worth Following

Is it just me, or is Instagram downright exhausting at times? Scrolling through feed after feed of perfect moms in their perfect clothes living their seemingly perfect lives gets both boring and disheartening. Don’t get me wrong; my relationship with these Mom-stragrammers is totally love / hate. When I’m looking for outfit inspiration, they’re the […]

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Summer of the Helmet

August 11, 2016, at one day old, my youngest son was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. The plates of his skull fused prematurely, causing him to be born without a soft spot. This meant that he would need major surgery to create a soft spot in his skull, followed by twelve to fifteen months of helmet therapy. […]

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Extended Breastfeeding :: Why It Worked For My Family

Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Extended Breastfeeding :: Why It Worked For My Family Breastfeeding was not something I thought about much during my first pregnancy. I took a class at Woman’s Hospital and learned the basics, and I hoped I would […]

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High Lipase and Bottle Refusal: The Part of Breastfeeding and Pumping No One Told Me About

Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  High Lipase and Bottle Refusal: The Part of Breastfeeding and Pumping No One Told Me About When I was pregnant with my first baby, Lillian, I intended to breastfeed from the get go. Like many new moms, […]

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Six Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me About Parenthood

Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Six Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me About Parenthood The moment that I began to try to breastfeed, lessons of what parenthood was going to be like started flooding in. There were disappointments, victories, and everything in between. These […]

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