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My mom always says the first child is like the first pancake that you throw away…the one that tests the waters and paves the way for the rest of the batch. Gabriella, my first venture into motherhood, is my test child. The one who has taught me the ins and outs of what it means […]

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I want to document my breastfeeding journey with my firstborn, my sweet Gabriella who had the patience to let me figure things out. There was never a question about if I would breastfeed; it’s been a part of my life since…well, since I was born and breastfed until I was […]

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“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” inspired me to declutter my entire house in a truly life-changing way. Beginning with clothes, then books, paper and miscellaneous items, I went through my entire household piece by piece to ask my self what author Marie Kondo says is the only criteria for deciding what to keep in […]

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This is the conclusion to Preston’s birth story. You can read about my VBAC attempt turned Cesearean here and about my postpartum hemorrhage here.  After a surprisingly healing Cesarean birth story and then a surgery complication that almost took my life, I was so thankful to be discharged from the hospital and go home. When I said […]

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It was a big day for us! After almost four years in the making, my little girl’s hair finally needed a haircut. My mother is probably crying as she’s reading this because hair has been kind of a big deal in my family. Besides cutting my own hair when I was three, I don’t think […]

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