5 Common Pregnancy Fears (And How to Get Over Them)

When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, three years ago exactly, I remember being flooded with clashing emotions that I had never experienced before in my life. Of course, I was ecstatic. But, deep down I felt a pinch of anxiety that didn‚Äôt fully go away until I delivered my son […]

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6 Popular Snacks That You Should Stop Feeding Your Child

All moms face the same struggle: finding the perfect, non-messy, healthy snack¬†that can be packed on the go. The easier it is, the better. Unfortunately, though, food manufacturers and marketing teams know that very well. They focus their efforts on making¬†their products enticing¬†to moms, concealing the fact that their ingredients¬†are absolutely awful for our kiddos. […]

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8 Genius Mom Hacks for Life With a Toddler

Life with a toddler isn’t always easy. Some days are better than others, sure, but in the end, we can all admit that we’re exhausted when bedtime comes along¬†(or, what I call it, Mommy Happy Hour!) I’m not going to deny that I count down to bedtime sometimes, and literally do my happy dance when […]

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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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Teething Remedies √† la “Naturelle”

This goes without saying: our little man is a trooper.¬† All four of Liam’s¬†canines are poking through and he’s been a slobbering mess over¬†the last few days. On top of that, Daddy’s sick and Mama’s just hoping everyone else manages to stay¬†healthy (we live in¬†a germaphobic¬†household right now, believe me!) But our little man has […]

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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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Why I Love the Idea of Slow Parenting

After reading this¬†post¬†in the Boston Globe,¬†I realized that this “thing” I could¬†easily describe to friends and family actually has a name: slow parenting. These lines from the article really stuck with me: I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,‚ÄĚ Duffy […]

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5 Reasons Why I Still Breastfeed My One Year Old (And Don’t Plan on Stopping Any Time Soon)

  Yup, you read that right. The WHO recommends incorporating solid foods at 6 months of age while¬†continuing to breastfeed until three years of age. Although Liam is only 13 months old, I am adamant on doing what feels right for him – I refuse to wean him in an unnatural way if he isn’t […]

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Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often. You think about timing, age difference, and¬†things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?” But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go […]

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Why Finding Yourself Post-Pregnancy Isn’t as Easy as it Looks

You know that moment (in college or maybe right after) when you get past your awkward stage and realize who¬†you really¬†are? Maybe it suddenly hits you that you’re that¬†funny girl who likes to be surrounded by friends at all times, the free spirit who loves last minute impulse adventures and meeting new people, or maybe […]

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Road Trip With Baby (The Easy Way!)

  Hi guys! We’re back from our mini getaway in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and Mama’s happy because she’s unpacked, showered, and relaxing on the couch writing this post while baby’s out for the night¬†ūüôā Oh, the simple things in life. We had such a good¬†time exploring the cute little Newport wharfs, devouring raw oysters &¬†clams, […]

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8 Things I Will Never Do Again Now That I’m a Mom

  Long gone are the days when I would¬†roll out of bed at noon and spend the rest of the day¬† on the couch watching reruns of Vanderpump Rules. If I’m lucky, I get to sleep in until 8am. If I’m not, then 6:30 it is. Moms don’t have the luxury of sleeping in, and […]

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Bath Time Must-Haves For Toddlers

Although Liam always enjoyed bath time, it’s become a lot more¬†fun now that we have officially graduated from the inflatable tub! For a while, he did¬†this flailing thing that involved¬†recklessly throwing¬†his head back (full force) as if there wasn’t a hard tub floor behind him. This involved a lot of stress and ninja catches, and […]

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6 Things I Miss About Being Pregnant

I never thought I’d say this (especially when I was gagging over every meal¬†during my entire first trimester), but there are some things I definitely do miss about being pregnant with Liam.¬†At the end of the day, there is something magical about being the closest thing to your¬†tiny little human for nine whole months. About […]

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