Rock the Shower: Unexpected Gifts for New Moms

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Let’s talk baby showers. Baby showers are designed to help moms (and dads) prepare for a new baby by letting them stock up on things they might need (or things that are just insanely cute). But, in my opinion, a great shower also prepare moms for being moms. Motherhood is difficult. Not only does it […]

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How I Saved $4,407 By Going Green

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Newly motivated. Having a baby makes you want to make the world a better place. That was certainly a motive for wanting to lay out in one post everything that I’m doing–and that we’re doing as a household–to reduce our energy usage. Seeing all of this in one place might make me feel a little […]

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The Separation of Families: What You Can Do Today To Stop It

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**UPDATE** Trump just signed an order halting his forced separation policy. Now the real work begins of reuniting families. If you’re up for it, there’s a heartbreaking thread here:https://twitter.com/rdevro/status/1009203968566808576 The good news is, we can help financially support the long process of reuniting these families. Please donate here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/bondfund “Where is my mother?” I can’t […]

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5 Must-Haves for Baby: 9-12 Months

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What’s good. Did you know that if you type “baby gear” into Amazon there are over 10,000 results? Well, there are. Did you know that if you type “what I need for a 10 month old” into Google you get one billion results? That’s an exaggeration (maybe? I haven’t counted yet), but it’s certainly what […]

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Rock the Shower: Unexpected Gifts for New Moms


., motherhood

Let’s talk baby showers. Baby showers are designed to help moms (and dads) prepare for a new baby by letting them stock up on things they might need (or things that are just insanely cute). But, in my opinion, a great shower also prepare moms for being moms. Motherhood is difficult. Not only does it […]

July 23, 2018

How I Saved $4,407 By Going Green


., Our Home, Well-being

Newly motivated. Having a baby makes you want to make the world a better place. That was certainly a motive for wanting to lay out in one post everything that I’m doing–and that we’re doing as a household–to reduce our energy usage. Seeing all of this in one place might make me feel a little […]

July 3, 2018

The Separation of Families: What You Can Do Today To Stop It


., motherhood, Well-being

**UPDATE** Trump just signed an order halting his forced separation policy. Now the real work begins of reuniting families. If you’re up for it, there’s a heartbreaking thread here:https://twitter.com/rdevro/status/1009203968566808576 The good news is, we can help financially support the long process of reuniting these families. Please donate here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/bondfund “Where is my mother?” I can’t […]

June 20, 2018

5 Must-Haves for Baby: 9-12 Months


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What’s good. Did you know that if you type “baby gear” into Amazon there are over 10,000 results? Well, there are. Did you know that if you type “what I need for a 10 month old” into Google you get one billion results? That’s an exaggeration (maybe? I haven’t counted yet), but it’s certainly what […]

June 18, 2018

5 Must-Haves for Baby’s First 3 Months


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This list could have easily been called “Things I have told every new mother to buy.” These 5 things are things that I wore into the ground during the first 3 months of my baby’s life. I couldn’t have done that period of time without them. Well, okay, I could have, but it would have […]

May 14, 2018

Reflections on Postpartum Patience


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Motherhood is mercurial. Or, maybe it’s just me. But it seems like there are days when I am amazed at the vast reserves of calm and patience I am able to draw upon. I find patience that I never had before to sit still, to play, to do what feels like nothing with her. Then there are […]

May 8, 2018

7 Ways I Healed My Core After A C-Section


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No one told me not to go up stairs. I’d been home for about a week, finally settling in to a routine with a newborn, and I realized I was finding a few spare moments here and there to research some recovery techniques to help with what was a very astoundingly painful healing process from an unplanned […]

April 12, 2018