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Learning to love my postpartum body with LuLaRoe

     I’m going to be frank, I’ve never really had an issue with my weight, mainly because I’ve spent most of my life in a dance studio. In high school and college I went from class to the studio. I’ve pretty much been 5’7″ and 120 pounds since my awkward phase in middle school. So when I had A things changed…A LOT. I gained a pretty significant amount of weight, as one does when growing a human being inside,…

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Fashion & Beauty, Motherhood

What it’s like to be the only friend with a child.

     It’s no shocker that more and more millennials aren’t having children in their 20’s. In 2014, a survey found that 49.6% of women between the ages of 25-29 were childless. If you’re a millennial this number probably makes a whole lot of sense, of course trying to explain this to your grandchild hungry mother isn’t as easy. Why would this age group be so inclined to have children when they are covered in student loan debt, can barely…

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Motherhood

Cherish the happiness

         It’s no shock that life with a toddler is a bit of a whirlwind. Some days seem to never end, and other days we are the best of friends. I can say that a year ago the hard days always seemed to linger. My postpartum depression stopped me from enjoying and making the most of the good days. But a few weeks before the holidays I noticed a significant difference in my mood. These days, I…

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Motherhood

At Home with babyganics

   At the beginning of November I had the pleasure of attending the NJ Baby Expo, and met the NY/NJ rep for Babyganics. When we discussed collaborating I literally jumped for joy, because we’ve used their products ever since A was born. It’s a brand we stand by for our family. So, to get to the point- I was given a box of products to review and today I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.     I…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

Uniting pets and children in the home

       Two and a half years ago we adopted two beautiful little kittens and welcomed them with open arms. Being from a pet-free home this situation was met with some challenges, but over the years we’ve grown to adore these two. One is a Male named Guinness, and the other is a Female named Daphne. Oh and did I mention they are brother and sister? They like to spend their days lounging around and their nights partying like…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

The Amber Teething Necklace.

The first time I saw an amber teething necklace on a child I couldn’t help but feel just a tad bit concerned. Why would someone put a necklace on their small child?!?! So when A came along I refused to let anyone try and convince me of the magic powers this little pendant might have. Well, heres the thing, when your child screams for days and you’ve tried everything in sight you just say, “screw it” and buy the damn…

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Motherhood

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

The first time we attended storytime A was about 4 months old. We were still in the “I’m going to scream for most of the day” phase, so actually getting out the door was a struggle. I honestly hated going. I didn’t know anyone in our town, and I was still figuring out how to handle A on a daily basis without breaking down.  But I did push myself to go, which I’m proud of. About a month in I…

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Motherhood

My happy place

As I wake up to a dirty home, teething baby, disastrous liter box, dinner from the night before left out, cat throw-up, and an inbox full of orders, I know I need to find my happy place. It’s so easy for me to lose my cool when life seems like one big tornado circling around and around. Did I ever think I would have to pee with a baby on my hip and a cat on my lap? Heck no,…

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Motherhood

I am a ___ mom.

I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve had two sick babies in my house, and life has been a bit crazy. I’ve been struggling lately with judging myself as a mom, and remembering that it’s OK to have flaws. As human beings we have such strong opinions about certain subjects, and when it comes to our kids full momma bear mode can kick in pretty quickly. I find myself thinking my parenting is less-than because I don’t follow a…

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Motherhood

10 tips for tough teethers

My little one officially has 2 teeth and we seem to be catching a bit of a break before the next tooth arrives. I thought I’d give you all my top 10 must-haves for little teethers!  Baby Banana Teething Toothbrush > I love this teether because not only does it sooth those hurting gums, but it’s also a great training toothbrush. Shop here: Baby-Banana-Toothbrush Frozen Baby Teethers > Anything frozen is great for inflamed little gums! My daughter loves this Giraffe teether mainly…

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