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I said it once, I’ll say it again… time is flying by! Olivia is turning into such a perfect little girl. She’s such a bundle of joy and is really less of an infant at this point.  This morning I woke up smiling and just stared at her and thought how lucky I am. I’m […]


Olivia at 8 Months

June 13, 2019

Happy half birthday! Olivia is 6 months. Let’s start with the facts… Olivia weighs 23 lbs. She is 26 inches long. She wears 12 month clothing size. And she’s starting to grow her hair back. Oh yeah, she has a baby tooth, too! She is still exclusively breastfed, but we started introducing baby food. She […]

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Olivia at 6 months

May 3, 2019

Hi, it’s me! I finally have my new blog up and (sort of) running. I’m still playing with the design of a few pages, but it’s getting there. Please, don’t be afraid to tell me what you think. For the past two weeks, I’ve officially been a SAHM. And I’ve learned within the mommy community, […]

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SAHM: the good, the bad, and the ugly

May 2, 2019

hi there, I’m writing you this letter because I wish someone had written these words to me. I know you didn’t expect to be here; none of us did. First of all, you are not alone. I know it feels that way right now. You’ve just given birth to the person you’ve been carrying for […]

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to the mom with the baby in the NICU.

March 21, 2019

Ask me if I have a 5 month old, and I would still sound shocked when I answered. How? How have we made it 5 months already? I know everyone says that it goes by fast, but it really, really does! Am I sad? No. Do I want another baby? Absolutely, not.  BUT— I will […]

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Olivia at 5 Months

March 1, 2019

Olivia is 4 months old, and during that time— I’ve managed to publish ONE blog post. I don’t feel too bad about it, I’ve had my hands full (I mean, seriously, I’m a new mom and the girl is 18lbs.) A fellow mom blogger wrote a very raw and truthful post about the very real […]

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A Few Honest Thoughts About the Fourth Trimester

February 7, 2019

These last few weeks are really flying by! My daughter’s baby shower is in 4 days and I knew I needed to get some storage set up for all of her new *adorable* items. This closet makeover took a few hours of shopping for supplies, about 4 hours to up-cycle the shelving unit, and another […]

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diy closet for baby

September 20, 2018

I stared at your photo last night. Your dad was beside me watching another conspiracy film on the assassination of JFK. He does that sort of thing. The graphic nature of the film made me queasy. So with my hands covering my face, my attention wandered around the room until something caught my eye. Tucked […]


the moment I became a mom

June 22, 2018

For the past 14 days, I’ve had a terrible chest cold. I’m talking 14 days of no appetite, low energy, hoarse voice, congestion and a cough that just about made my boyfriend switch bedrooms. I tried so many different methods (all belly bump safe) to prevent that nasty beast from trying to take up permanent […]


safe tips to handle a cold & cough during pregnancy

June 8, 2018

If you’re reading this, you know by now- I’m pregnant. I’m probably somewhere sleeping, on the verge of nodding off or complaining about the newfound pain in my lower back. Adam’s nearby, probably teasing me about how I sound when I gag (it’s not cute).  Let me just say, this hasn’t been the most pleasant, […]

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my first trimester experience

April 25, 2018