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The Big But Complex

Being a parent makes a person highly aware. Aware of middle-of-the-night breathing, the size of the cut-up carrot chunks, the ingredients in fruit snacks. It also makes us highly aware of our own behavior, and if you’re me, your flaws. There’s one, in particular, that I like to call the “But Complex.” Continue reading

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When We Fail Our Children



A very wise and insightful friend made a statement to me a few years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it. Continue reading


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Boba 4G Baby Carrier {Review and Giveaway 1/31}

Have you seen this new video from Boba? If not, grab a box of tissues.

I know, I know. I’m a sniffling mess, too. Nothing gets me all worked up like a reminder of just how special our babies – and our roles as mothers –really are. Continue reading


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Wordless Wednesday: 2013 Holiday Photo

We started these photos the year my son was born and they’re become a yearly tradition. They’re not the most perfect photos we have, but they’re some of the most sentimental.

There’s no particular reason my husband isn’t in them – I guess it’s just because he wasn’t in the first one. Isn’t it fun to see how things change? (And now I’m wondering, how should I be wearing my hair?)


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 2012 (31 weeks pregnant!)

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…and of course, we can’t forget our newbie!)





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The Secret to Resolutions that Stick



Hey! Where’ve I been?

I took a few days off. Unplugged, hung out with the fam. Drank some wine. And I’m going to do a lot more of that in the new year (unplugging, not wine drinking. Or maybe both…) It’s one of my resolutions.

Wait…resolution? Aren’t those the things that fall apart so quickly that we shouldn’t even bother making them? I mean, is anyone still cutting calories come February? Continue reading


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