Yes, I’m Happy to be a Mom of Three Girls

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  Everyone said my third child would be a boy. Without having confirmation from an ultrasound, my body and every midwives tale I knew pointed in the direction of “boy.” I carried low. I carried narrow. I didn’t get the same bloated “look” that some, without any shame, confessed I had in previous pregnancies. I… Read More

5 Best/Worst Things About Having Children Close in Age

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  I am often asked how I do it with three children under the age of four. And usually my answer to this question is some variation of “Who me?” I don’t really know how I do it. But I do do it because I have to, and because, really, there’s no alternative when you… Read More

7 Plus Size Maxi Maternity Dresses to Love For Summer

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Maxi dresses are a go-to fashion staple for most all pregnant moms in summer months because they look great throughout all three trimesters, do much to flatter curves and growing bellies, and are so versatile. With plus sized pregnant moms in mind, we’re sharing our top 7 picks for maxi dresses that are perfect for… Read More

Yummy Pizza Crust Recipe

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A good homemade pizza crust is simple to make, textual pleasing, rises well, and serves as a perfect compliment to all the cheese, veggies, and meats you plan to put on its top. Here’s a recipe for a pizza crust that I always make for my family. It fits all of the above criteria and… Read More

And we’re having a…

In my first two pregnancies, I found out the gender of my babies at exactly 20 weeks. I couldn’t wait until that ultrasound appointment because I couldn’t wait to see if my gender suspicions were right or wrong. The first time, I assumed I would be having a girl. And I did have a girl.… Read More

7 Yummy Spring Pasta Recipes

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Nothing screams spring more than a lighter pasta recipe that is full of delicious and colorful spring vegetables. If you’re looking for some recipe ideas for dinner, a backyard barbecue, or for your spring baby shower menu, here are seven of our favorites. 1. Bucatini with Green Peas Using ingredients that you likely already have… Read More

7 Spring Fashion Accessories We Love

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From black and white patterned heels to pastel colored watches and handbags, this season is packed with bold and exciting accessory trends for every woman to enjoy. With you and this season’s trends in mind, we’ve compiled our 7 picks of amazing fashion accessories that you’ll be sure to love! 1. Black and White Combination… Read More

A Pregnant Woman’s Ultimate Guide to Oatmeal

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If you are pregnant and haven’t yet discovered the versatility and all around awesomeness of oatmeal, then this post is for you! Are you looking for a savory snack that’s high in fiber and digests easily, or perhaps you have a bit of a sweet tooth and would like something that is satisfying and not… Read More

7 Sexy Spring Maternity Swimwear Ideas

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Looking to hit the beach this Spring, but you’re out of ideas on how to make your bump look just as sexy as you feel? Then, look no further. We’ve got you covered with 7 sexy spring maternity swimwear ideas that will keep you looking as great as you’ll feel. 1. ASOS Maternity Exclusive Swimsuit… Read More

7 Yummy St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Cupcake Ideas

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Shamrocks, Clovers, and Rainbows. Oh, my! Bring sweetness to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with these seven yummy St. Patty’s day inspired cupcake ideas. 1. Shamrock Cupcakes. I don’t think there’s anything not to love about these adorably, creative shamrock cupcakes. Using a store bought mix, these cupcakes combine green icing and some creative shaping… Read More

ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy Review

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*UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming number of bad experiences and poor customer service at ABC Mouse in the past year, we do NOT recommend signing up for this service. We suggest that you don’t even sign up for the free trial and skip it all together. Related news: read the comments under this post. Enough… Read More

…And Then We Bought a Minivan

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Remember almost a year ago when I wrote that one post in which I expressed my longing for a minivan, specifically one with automatic sliding doors? Yeah. Well, guess what? We got a minivan. Yep, along with trading in the SUV we bought so that I could hold on to my “womanly” identity post-motherhood, I… Read More

ASOS maternity line review

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It really shouldn’t be that hard to find fashionable and well-made maternity clothes. Really. It shouldn’t. Considering that millions of women give birth to children every day and have been for, oh, I don’t know, thousands of years, maternity wear should be a given everywhere. There should be tons of affordable lines out there for… Read More

“No more toys, please!”

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Even before motherhood, I had but one rule for myself: Don’t overdo it with toys. We had a small apartment at the time and were doing the it-looks-sparse-because-we’re-broke look, so this rule had clutter and financial implications. But then I had my first daughter and with being “properly” educated in how to “properly schedule a… Read More

In Three Years, I’ve Learned…

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My first daughter turned three in January, so that makes me a three-year old mom. In these past three years, I’ve learned many lessons as a parent and mother. Six of my favorite lessons are below: 1. Don’t read conventional parenting magazines. After three-year subscriptions to most of the major national magazines, I’ve come to… Read More

7 Cold Weather Fashion Faves

I like to be “into” fashion in the fall and winter months because it’s such a beautiful time to be into fashion. I love sweaters and boots and fabulous jackets, so this time is the easiest time for me to look great. No, I take that back, it’s the easiest season for me to work… Read More

How to be a stay at home parent (and not go insane)

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This January will mark my second year in stay at home parenting. Yay! When I started this gig, I hated it, but now I love it. I love it now because I know how to make it work for me and my family. So this post is for any parent out there considering stay at… Read More

Motherhood is kind of hard. But you will be amazing.

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I have two friends right now who are pregnant with their first children. They’ve been talking to me as their resident expert mom friend often about weird pregnancy symptoms and about what to expect when their babies eventually get here on earth. I’ve been thinking about how to sum up what motherhood does to a… Read More

Should girls be parented differently than boys? – My Thoughts on Caitlin Flanagan’s Girl Land

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You know the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, it’s true. Kind of. When it comes to real books, the kind you get from a library, you have to judge books by the cover, well, unless you’re smart and have done your homework to find great books before you actually go… Read More

Preschool- Yes or No?

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My oldest daughter turns three in just a few months, but the questions about whether or not my husband and I plan to send her to preschool have been rolling in for almost a year now. Back then when the questions started, we would always cite time as the reason why we hadn’t thought about… Read More