Birth, What A Joyful Mess!

I had the privilege of helping and welcoming my nephew into the world this last week. I’ve experienced birth myself, but this was the first time I was on the outside, watching a mother wait in pain for her baby to arrive. It was a magical mess of emotions and time. Like entering a dream […]

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Jack’s Birth Story: Baby #2

I wrote about Benjamin’s  birth story, detailing the trauma and full experience  in the hospital. I was also in the hospital  with Jack, but his birth was so different!! Almost night and day, which makes me nervous  for this one to come. Seriously, each birth is a wild card, and I have no expectations  for […]

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I Stopped Playing With My Boys

There was a day when I would play Thomas the Train, orchestrate a major Dinosaur hunt, and race cars all over the house. I would narrate detailed stories and games, bringing my boys (mostly the oldest) into extravagant, make-believe worlds. Until, it had to stop. I didn’t realize the amount of dependence/need I was promoting. […]

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The #FITMOM Trend: Why Its A Good Thing

Recently, the “Whats Your Excuse?” Mom was re-circulating through social media and the news with her recent weight – gain admission. It brought me to thoughts on the whole #fitmom trend, and where we go as mothers with it. My immediate  reaction was, “how brave of her to be honest and brave to admit her […]

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Benjamin’s Birth Story: Baby #1

I love a good birth story. As I draw closer to 38 weeks, I am obsessed with  reading and hearing birth stories. For some reason, I find each birth story so unique, empowering and magical. No matter what the method – I am a birth story fan. I appreciate C-sections, natural, hospital, un-assisted etc. They are […]

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Fall In Love With Your Family {hello October}

October 1st and fall is sure here in Washington. Grey skies, rain, puddles, light wind and little breaks of sun to warm you back up. We naturally start getting nestled back into our indoor activities, which can easily feel suffocating and claustrophobic after being out of the house so much all summer. The days will […]

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Mama with Two Under Two: It Gets Better

Benjamin was just 19 months old when Jack was born. He wasn’t even a year old when I became pregnant with Jack. I was totally nauseous and exhausted on his first birthday, and he was barely weaned! Now, I’m weeks away from adding another infant to my toddler craziness, and I’m probably in complete denial […]

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