I am always jealous of the women who gain only the recommended 15 to 20 pounds during pregnancy, have their baby, and are back to their pre-pregnancy bodies after a week. That is definitely not me. When I am...
Dear expecting mama, Speak up, speak out, and ask questions. After giving birth to my first child, I am now confident to speak up during the labor of my twins if I have a feeling something is not right. We did...
Hey, are you hanging in there? I am, but barely it seems. Part of me really loves that the slowed pace of life has become a theme for the year, but the depths of my soul are begging for some...
Back in early spring, I saw some jokes about babies being made in 2020 thanks to all the sheltering going on. Lots of people took that as advice, apparently, because I now know eight couples who will be welcoming...
The day I found out our kids were going to be out of school for two weeks in March, I had probably the worst anxiety episode of my life. I remember rushing to two grocery stores and stocking up....
I've been basking lately in the fact that this pregnancy was going much smoother than my last. With my four-year-old daughter's time in the tummy, I was Kate-Middleton-levels sick without the fancy private hospital. For this pregnancy, I've been...

What’s Next?

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Next month I’m going to be 34-years-old. I’ve got a husband, three children, two dogs, a career I love, and a house…the whole package. Now that I’ve reached my thirties though, I can’t help but wonder, “What’s...

Value of Friendships

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Believe it or not, through the mess that 2020 has been so far, I have learned something valuable: to focus on relationships. Typically, I am quite the multitasking woman. I thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and busy. It...
Years ago, I had an elaborate trip planned for the summer. This was (and still is) not unusual for me. I’ve spent many summers overseas and it’s always a little odd for me to spend an entire summer in...
I grew up in the age of Harry Potter, but oddly enough, I didn’t become a diehard fan until I reached my thirties. Once I picked up the first book, I couldn’t put them down. It truly...

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