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Why I’m Not Taking My Kids Camping For a Very, VERY Long Time

Ahhh, summer camping –  endless sunny days, children’s laughter, bubbles in the sunshine, s’mores, and starlit memories made around a campfire- right? This summer, my husband and I took our nine-month-old son and two-year-old daughter camping at Warren Dunes State Park. I wasn’t worried while we were packing up, I was excited! I grew up going camping. […]

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Foster Children: The Night We Answered the Call

I don’t remember the phone ringing, but I remember pausing and looking at my husband with huge eyes when I realized who was calling.  He paused, too, and then went back to making sandwiches.  The friendly voice on the other end quickly introduced herself as someone from our foster care agency.  Did I have a […]

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How I made my own baby food – and you can too!

Before you even start reading this, I’m gonna put it out there I am a baby-wearing, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, organic cotton onesie wearing parent. I know what you are thinking: “oh great, here comes another ‘crunchy mama’ on her soap box”.  Let’s be clear, I am more along the lines of a scrunchy mom {I love […]

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Postpartum Anxiety After Weaning: Yes, it’s a Thing.

Postpartum depression and anxiety: luckily, almost all of us are aware that it’s a very real thing. So, let’s say a year or more goes by after baby arrives. Sure, things are hard in the beginning, but you think you’ve found a Mom-groove. You’re almost surprised that you didn’t fall victim to postpartum blues. Life […]

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Breastfeeding: It’s Not Easy Being the Cow!

For some of you, breastfeeding may be a glorious time spent gazing into your child’s eyes, bonding, and feeling that connection that you’re providing them with all they need. And for some of us, it sucks.  Literally and figuratively.  I remember preparing for baby #1, taking all the new expectant parenting classes, one of which […]

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