To encourage new moms I sent this?

Okay so one of my lifelong best friends, and my sister both recently had babies. I find myself responding to texts, calls, and lots of questions from two very capable women who have entirely different thoughts, ideas, experiences, and questions. Amidst it all I just want to encourage them. Tell them it is all worth […]

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What's in my bag?

The I haven’t done an inspiration.parenting post in a while so I thought I’d jump on this giveaway bandwagon and share with you what I carry in my bag. Sometimes it feels like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders… And maybe it’s because I almost do. I am a believer that […]

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Having Babies: breastfeeding

  It’s hard but it gets easier. It’s worth the time and effort. It’s okay if you decide differently for you and your baby.   1. Take a class! Especially with the first one. And insist your husband go along. My husband who was totally reticent to take any classes said the breastfeeding one was […]

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Having Babies: bringing baby home

    1. Don’t forget the soap. With Cashel I forgot to have soap and hand sanitizer on hand. You’ll be doing a lot with bodily fluids and soap is handy! Ben actually bought me a bouquet of soap before Camper was born. He headed to Bath & Body works and chose, on sale, a […]

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A Balancing Act

Motherhood is truly a balancing act. Balancing who you are. Balancing how you parent. Making choices to produce balanced children. Life is a balancing act. I started this post weeks ago, but then my friend Megan who writes at Tending the Sheep wrote this post about extremes and balance – “Life to the Extreme.” It inspired […]

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"You are special…" plates

When I was growing up our family used the famous, red “You are special today…” plate for special occasions and any time we did my beloved Uncle Terry who is very wise and witty would argue… “But you are special every day…”   It got me thinking and those thoughts led to these plates! With […]

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