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It’s 3am. I can feel Kennedy’s little feet curling under my back. Even with my eyes closed, I can tell that I am no longer sleeping in the same position I was when I went to bed. I’ve once...
Every time I watch a movie or a TV show that shows a woman giving birth, it looks pretty traumatic. She’s screaming, sweating and has her legs up around her ears. Her partner is often looking on in horror...
You assumed motherhood would be easier the second time around. You were wrong. Going from none to one was such a huge transition that you existed in a hormonal daze for weeks, maybe even months. You ran on the...
When our family and friends heard we were going to cloth diaper the responses were usually two-fold. One, “Cloth diapering is a nice idea in theory, but we’ll see how long you last.” Two, “That’s totally gross.” We have...
We stumble into motherhood told that being a parent is like having your own heart walking outside of your body. We love our children so much that it hurts. And with that love comes a lot of worry. It’s...
This past summer we welcomed our third son into the world, and it’s been a whirlwind of craziness for more than one reason. We brought him home to chaos, which you can read more about here, and we quickly...
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The Colic Curse

As I pushed my sleeping newborn in her stroller around our neighborhood, I heard a baby screaming its head off in a house we passed. I turned to my husband and remarked how grateful I was to not have...
Moving to Madison over four years ago was one of the most challenging, but exciting things that I  thought I would be taking on in life. That was until my husband and I decided to embark on a transatlantic...
I’m looking through photos of my kids from when they were very little. I see them splashing in the tub and wonder if that was the last time I gave them a bath. I see them covered in spaghetti...

The Struggle for Sleep

My husband suggested letting my son, who is now 2 ½, cry-it-out when he was around 4 months old. However, I just couldn’t do it. I could not imagine leaving my sweet boy - the one we tried so...
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a friend of mine recently posted a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn daughter on Facebook. The caption posed the question: “What’s your favorite thing about breastfeeding your child?” Her question brought me...
I’m sitting back, feet up sipping on some bubbly and enjoying the quiet. No, I’m not in the spa... and yes, it is a hospital bed I am sitting in. The bubbly is sparkling juice, and the quiet is...

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