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10 Differences In Your Third Pregnancy

This summer our family will be welcoming a new little band member to our bunch! We are all over the moon excited for our newest little blessing to make his/her debut later this summer. It will...

A Hidden Danger at the Playground I Learned About the Hard Way

I remember the day perfectly. It was a gorgeous, early spring day in Upstate New York.  My then 18-month old son and I were at the playground near our house playing and enjoying the...

A Bad Moment Doesn’t Make You a Bad Mom

Moments. As mothers, our days are filled with moments. Good moments. Exhausting moments. Never-ending moments. Unforgettable moments. Boring moments. Frustrating moments. Heart-warming moments. Challenging moments. Sweet moments. Rushed moments. Life-changing moments. Hard moments. And the thing about...

Perfecting Imperfection

Last week my son and I shuffled off together to "Meet the Teacher Day" at his school. As we entered the classroom, the teacher had a small project for the children to complete. There...

To the Sleep Deprived Mom

I know what you are thinking. How in the world did no one tell you about this? I mean, of course you expected to get less sleep once you became a parent. You weren't...

It’s Just a Phase

I know what you are thinking. What a terrible phrase. Especially when you are in "said" phase. And I totally get it. Some of these phases we experience with our kids are less than...

“Mommy, will you play with me?”

Over the holidays my family traveled to New York for an extended visit with our family. It was a trip I was extremely excited for -- we live very far from family and I was desperate...

Money Saving Tips for Growing Families

Four years ago my husband and I went from D.I.N.K.’s (double income, no kids) to a single-income family when I decided to leave my well-paying legal job to stay home with our son. While...

Gender Disappointment

One year ago this week my family learned that we were expecting baby #3. At the time our boys were 15 months and 3 years old. We were elated! We were already blessed with...

A Special Companion

A few years ago my younger brother embarked on a journey that would change his life forever. He took on a beautiful golden retriever named Lola with the sole purpose of training her to...

My Expanding Heart

When our family learned I was pregnant with our second child, our first son was about 13 months old. While we hoped to eventually grow our family from three to four someday, the news of...

Coping with Colic

Our family will be welcoming baby #3 in the next month and we are all beyond excited (and ready) to finally meet our next little guy. Of course, just the thought of adding a...