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What to Expect: Newborn Photo Shoot

I was reading through Shannon’s hilarious (and wise!) rules for people who want pictures of their babies but hate baby pictures… and I couldn’t help but think about what I wish I had known going into our newborn photo shoot with our little girl. You’d think I’d know this stuff by now—this is my third baby, […]

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The Capsule Wardrobe for Nursing Mamas

Have you tried living with a capsule wardrobe yet? If you have storage space for out-of-season clothes, it’s so so worth it. Over the past year I’ve totally embraced the capsule wardrobe concept and have loved having fewer options to mull over every day and then pulling out season-appropriate pieces that I decided to keep because […]

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Third Time’s the Charm? The Pregnancy

I know exactly when it happened. About a month into my oldest son starting five-day-a-week pre-K, I looked at my youngest son—then two years old—and thought, “I could handle another baby.” After much debate and discussion, my husband agreed. Actually—he said, “I think it’s a bad idea, but if it’s what you want, then ok.” And so […]

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Thankful at the Table – Teaching Kids Daily Gratitude

There are a million traditions that families can adopt to increase bonding opportunities—traditions in the kitchen and for heading back to school, traditions during holidays and birthdays. Likewise, there are a slew of Pinterest-perfect ways to teach gratitude to our children (like making thank you cards or these 10 ideas). We’ve found that adding a small tradition of expressing gratitude to […]

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