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through fear and faith

It is hard to talk about something as an experience when the outcome is what you wanted. Like sometimes I feel like I shouldn't talk about my struggle to get pregnant, because here we are-2 and a half kids later. Or with this pregnancy, I shouldn't talk about our medical concerns because they seem to …

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life as a working mom

This should really be titled "I feel guilty" but I don't want to focus just on that.  My life as a working mom is different than most because I'm a nurse.  So working 12 hour shifts is a totally different ball game and while it's "only three days a week" (insert eye roll), it is …

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Another letter to my second born

Just over a year ago, we were still adjusting to life with you.  You were not even 3 months old when I wrote you your first love letter.  Now a year later, about to welcome your baby sister, I have so much more to say to you. "Middle child syndrome" is something I've heard a …

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PPD triggers and how to overcome them

First, thank you so much for the response on my last post about my experience with PPD! So many of you reached out to offer support or identified with the purpose, and it really means so much to me!  I wanted to offer a little more insight into triggers and risk factors, as well as …

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Postpartum depression

What else could I title this but what it is? My first experience with postpartum depression should have been a no brainer. I'm a postpartum nurse, it's part of my discharge teaching, I should have recognized the symptoms. But did you know that ppd can occur anytime in your baby's first year? Did you also …

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Started in the crib, now we here

*Leesa® provided a free product for us to review. However, all opinions stated here are my own. Thank you for reading this blog and supporting brands we truly love! I've gotten some questions about how we switched Ev out of his crib into a big kid bed.  He was just over two and had just …

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bringing home baby: newborn essentials

I remember going into Babies R Us when I was pregnant with my first son to complete my registry. I didn't know places like this existed, and I walked in to baby stuff everywhere.  Hormones took over, I had a mini meltdown of "oh my gosh, what is all this stuff", and ultimately decided to …

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