Pregnant With Number Two: Expectations vs. Reality

People are surprised when I tell them I am way more nervous this time around. When I was pregnant with Liam, I didn’t know many moms, or many babies for that matter, and the whole nine months was one big adventure. I didn’t know what to expect, so I rode the wave until delivery. Ignorance […]

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Second Pregnancy Must-Haves

Hi Mamas! Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to write from a pregnancy standpoint again. I loved sharing my journey towards a natural birth when I was pregnant with Liam, and am thrilled to be able to share some of my experiences […]

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6 Life Lessons I’m Learning From My Two-Year-Old

He doesn’t care if everyone in the store is looking at him as he makes chicken and monkey noises at the top of his lungs. Our kids aren’t trapped, like we are, in our adult shells. If there’s any advice I can learn from my son, it’s to have more fun. Who cares what anyone else thinks? Check […]

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“Time Out”: Will It Traumatize My Child?

I never thought that “time-out” would be my thing until that one play date where Liam, my almost two-year-old, decided to experiment with hitting and pulling other kids’ hair. There was literally nothing I could do to stop him – he was in that kind of mood, a feisty, assertive mood I had never seen him in […]

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5 Things Moms Should Stop Doing Right About Now

Moms always mean well (duh!), but sometimes, even with the best intentions in the world, we end up enabling some bad habits… Sound familiar? Check out my new post on Westchester County Moms Blog!

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5 Christmas Gifts Mom Won’t Return After the Holidays

Check out my post on Westchester County Moms Blog this week… and maybe print it off and leave it on the table for your husband to “accidentally” see? 🙂 So excited to share that my little blog post was featured on the Tampa, Raleigh, New York City, Quad City, and Green Bay sister sites! 

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Our First Holiday Photoshoot as a Family

Anyone who knows us knows that we aren’t the most spirited people. We don’t really decorate for any of the holidays and always keep it very minimal if we do. This year, however, something very bizarre happened: We got in the Christmas spirit.  It all started with the matching Christmas pajamas my sister in law bought for us […]

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Rainy Day Activity: Salt Dough Creations

As we start to hear the faint jingle of Christmas bells in the distance (what, too early?), we also begin to feel the anxiety that comes along with gift giving. Sound familiar? If your life is anything like mine, you have a ridiculous amount of gifts to purchase each year for your siblings, parents, grandparents, […]

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Baby Picasso: Bringing Out the Artist in Your Toddler

I love encouraging Liam to be artistic. As a Pinterest addict, I love reading about different sensory play activities for babies and love to adapt them to Liam’s maturity level to keep challenging him every day. He loves to try new things and I think I’m just as excited as he is every time we […]

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Should I Discipline My One Year Old?

Liam may be the sweetest 90% of the time, but he does have those occasional moments when Joe and I both look at each other and go, Uh oh, how the hell are we supposed to handle this one? In the last few weeks, I really started thinking it was time to set some clear boundaries. At a […]

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Snack Time : Banana Oatmeal Bites

Hi Mamas! I’ve recently been trying to come up with more breakfast foods for Liam other than fruit and Puffs. Don’t judge me, he is absolutely obsessed with them. He usually eats about half of my breakfast as well – whether it’s a buttered bagel or eggs and toast, the kid will house it. Some days, I resort to […]

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The Truth About Baby Bedding

I am a true believer that simple is always best, especially in the home. I like minimalist designs and clutter-free homes because that’s just the way I feel at peace with my surroundings. If there’s too much “stuff”, I get antsy and claustrophobic. When it comes to your baby’s nursery, the same rule should apply. […]

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Juicing and Why It Should Be a Part of Your Busy Life

Our lives have been hectic lately between summer engagements, planning for the fall semester (4 syllabi and everything that goes along with that) and dealing with a toddler who recently found his voice and thinks it is socially acceptable to scream in public places, I’ve had a lot on my plate. It doesn’t help that […]

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When Will My One-Year-Old Learn to Walk?

Liam is a budding talker, expert ring stacker, future So You Think You Can Dance contestant (I swear I have no idea who he got those dance moves from!), and major hug lover. But our smart, 30 pound, 13 month old is not interested in walking yet… at all.  He stands and cruises along furniture to grab […]

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5 Mantras For Happy, Productive Moms

Let’s all be real here: after tough days with our little ones, we often wonder how we’re going to do it all over again the next morning without losing it. On those days, what we forget is that a lot of it has to do with our mindset: we have the power to make it […]

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