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Tapping into “The Professionals” in Our Lives

We call my sister “The Professional.”  Seeming to have really good answers to every question I’ve ever asked her about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, she’s been through it all with her own three kids.  And when her youngest started preschool, my sister truly earned the title of “The Professional” by becoming a preschool teacher. Now […]

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How to Have a Sugar-free Easter

We are part of Amazon Affiliates. We are a minimally processed foods, no added sugar household, so holidays like Halloween and Easter can be a little tricky in helping our boys enjoy the holiday without all the added sugar, preservatives, colorings and other “junk” in typical holiday treats. Here are some ideas for how to […]

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What to Do with a Freezer Full of Breastmilk?!

I should have known this was coming.  It happened with son #1, so it shouldn’t have surprised me when it happened with son #2.  But it did.  Right around the 9-10 month mark, he abruptly started refusing his bottle.  As in, one day he happily chugged down three 7-oz bottles while I was away at […]

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Micro-Relief from Holiday Stress

Why is it that “the most wonderful time of the year” usually feels more like “the most stressful time of the year” for many moms?  If you’re like me, December means not only Christmas carols and ice skating, but also sleep deprivation and endless shopping lists. As we enter the home stretch of the holiday […]

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