Naptime Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It

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  Nap-time Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It It’s 1:45 p.m. My son is supposed to be napping, and I’m supposed to be eating bonbons on the couch, right? (Or tackling my to-do...

Mama, Embrace Your Uniqueness

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Mama, Embrace Your Uniqueness The first time I was actually made aware that there was a PROPER way to mother was when I took a breastfeeding class in Palo Alto, where I was living at...

Happy To Go Without Grains

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Happy To Go Without Grains February 21st is National Grain Free Day. This is a pretty big deal in our family since I follow a ketogenic diet and my entire family eats a lower-carb, high-fat...

Finding Balance In The Thick Of Motherhood

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Finding Balance In The Thick Of Motherhood This time of year, the winter blues can creep in. Or, maybe it's a struggle to figure out your identity with this new title of Mom. --I've been...

Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back”

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Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back” I saw a friend recently who was about two months postpartum, and the first thing I said to her after “hello” was, “You look so tiny!” It just slipped...

The Fifth Trimester – Explanation & Tips!

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The Fifth Trimester - Explanation & Tips! The fifth trimester. You thought there were only three? My dear friend you were woefully misinformed. Once you've had your little bundle of joy you get to experience the...

No One Knows I Gave My First Born Up For Adoption

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No One Knows I Gave My First Born Up For Adoption There are many view points on adoption, both positive and negative, but I feel like the ones that matter come from the adoptive parents,...

I Like Being a Stay-at-Home Mom, But I Miss Having a “Real” Job

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I Like Being a Stay-at-Home Mom, But I Miss Having a "Real" Job I distinctly remember the moment when, about six months after having my son, I had to write my occupation on a new patient...

Best Snacks For Extracurricular Activities

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Best Snacks For Extracurricular Activities Who else goes through snacks like they're going outta style? So. many. snacks. If my 3-year-old had it her way, she'd survive on snacks alone. I don't indulge too much...

My Toddler Loves My Dog, But My Dog Doesn’t Love Him

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My Toddler Loves My Dog, But My Dog Doesn’t Love Him As I sit down to write this blog about the rocky relationship between my dog and my toddler, the dog in question, Hank, is snuggled...