• Favorite Back-to-School Stuff

    August 29, 2019

    Kids starting school can be a scary. As a first-time kindergarten mom myself, I was thinking and planning about what all I might need to make sure Emma was prepared for the school year ahead. Thankfully, I managed to curb my urge to over-prepare, so we ended up with exactly what we needed and nothing…

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  • What NOT to Give New Parents

    August 23, 2018

    Attending a baby shower can be a bit of daunting prospect. There are so many different products marketed specifically for babies. There are whole stores devoted to them! So how’s a person to know what to grab and what to pass on?  A safe bet is probably going to be anything from the registry, but…

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  • What It’s REALLY Like Transitioning From One Child to Two

    August 13, 2018

    After I became pregnant with Charlie, I spent the next 9 months fretting and worrying about how little sister’s arrival would affect her big sister. I worried about jealousy, sibling rivalry, would Emma think we loved her less, would she been mean to her little sister, etc, etc, etc? Some days Emma was excited to…

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    “I Hate Being Your Mother!” (Postpartum Depression & Rage)

    June 21, 2018

    “I hate being your mother!” That’s what I said to her. My 3-year-old daughter stands in front of me. Silent. Stoic. I can see in her face that she wants to cry, but is fighting to hold it back. But I don’t want her to hold it back. I want her to cry. I want…

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  • 5 Ideas to Avoid Toy Overload {Guest Post}

    May 23, 2018

    Today’s post on avoiding toy clutter is written by Zowie Ashton, mother and author of various articles related to parenting. She loves her home to be cleaned and organized and knows how hard is to achieve this when you have children. As a mom, I understand the struggle of every fellow parent when it comes to…

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    8 Postpartum Essentials for Mom

    May 3, 2018

    This post was originally published November 19, 2017 at Tranquility by Hehe When I first found out I was pregnant with Emma, I immediately started researching all the “essentials” that my baby would need when I brought her home. Soft, muslin swaddle blankets. Vibrating rockers. Adorable onesies. But amongst the lists of baby essentials, there…

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  • Exclusively Pumping: What to Know and How to Survive

    April 2, 2018

    This post of Exclusively Pumping Tips is sponsored by Aeroflow Breastpumps. All opinions are always my own. For more information, read my disclosure policy here If you’ve been following along on my pumping journey, the you know that breastfeeding hasn’t been an easy experience for me. If you’d asked me 11 months ago, if I’d…

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  • Dear Abby: A Love Letter to My Nanny

    February 26, 2018

    Dear Abby, Three months. That’s how long I got for my maternity leave. I knew exactly how long I’d have at home with my sweet baby, and exactly when I would have to go back. I would have loved to quit work and stay at home with my tiny bundle of joy, but we wanted…

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  • What’s In My Pump Bag?

    February 2, 2018

    Returning to work after baby is stressful enough, but returning to work and trying to prepare for your pumping journey is stress on a whole new level. Even as an exclusive pumper, I was worried about forgetting something important. If that happened, I wouldn’t just be able to leave work and run home, so it…

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  • Baby’s First Tooth: The Beginning of the End

    January 21, 2018

    It’s official. Charlie has her first tooth. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the beginning of the end. There’s a lot of excitement that comes with baby’s first tooth. Adorable, toothy smiles. New foods. New words! But for me, that excitement is tempered with sorrow. It sounds dramatic, but I am truly devastated by this milestone.…

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