How we went from having a Co-sleeper to an Independent Sleeper

Our co-sleeping “adventure” has been just that…an adventure. We’ve been co-sleeping with A since we brought her home from the hospital, and it was pretty clear from the first night that she was going to stick to us like glue. And that she has, up until about four months ago! For us, co-sleeping wasn’t really a choice, it was a way for two parents who had no family or help nearby to get some much-needed sleep. It worked for A…

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Holiday Cleaning Prep with Bona PowerPlus

  “Well, It’s almost here So spread some cheer Let’s give love and get some back The more you give, the more you’ll have Well, the fire’s bright now And snow comes down Grab your family; hold them near Christmas time is here” The More You Give (The More You Have) by Michael Buble Holiday season has arrived and once again, I’m totally blindsided. Thankfully we don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas at our place since we are still renting, but…

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A letter to my daughter about my postpartum depression.

Dear A, When I go through the first two years of your life in my head it plays like an old movie projector displayed across the walls of my mind. And each memory holds an emotion I can still feel throughout every inch of my body when it’s transported for display. What will one day be a distant memory, lingers like the shadow that follows behind on a sunny day. And although you won’t remember what has happened I know…

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Postpartum Depression, The PPD Chronicles

A Gift Guide for Millennial Dads

Gift guide season is upon us, so I thought I’d put together a fun little gift guide for Millennial Dads (although these are great for ANY dad in your life). Most of these my husband already has, or has been asking me for over the past couple of months. I’ve linked them all for you guys, and they can all be bought online because who has time to go to the store anymore?!?! Unless it’s Target we are talking about!…

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Getting my teeth wedding ready with Smile Brilliant

When I started hashing out all the details for our wedding, my teeth were pretty high one on the list for “day-of” details. I had braces in high school and ever since getting them off I’ve been a bit obsessed with my teeth. I’ve also never had a cavity, so I make sure to take really good care of them. My go-to teeth whitening is one you can find at any pharmacy or grocery store, but I knew for my…

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