10 Things All Moms Need to Do Before Baby Arrives

I’m almost full term (37.5 weeks!) and it’s checklist time. I have this uncontrollable urge to renovate, clean, organize, and nest, despite everyone telling me to lie down and stop moving so much! But, like I said, it’s uncontrollable. I realized that although there are some basic things we know we have to get done […]

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Pregnant

As a second time mom, I’m realizing more and more the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to fertility, pregnancy, and the postpartum months that follow. Many argue that it’s all about the baby, but I beg to differ: if Mom isn’t healthy and isn’t well, physically and mentally, baby can’t possibly thrive. […]

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The Truth About Raising Boys

Even before I started reading Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas, I already knew that little boys were nothing like little girls. It was obvious from our earliest play dates, simply observing the way my son and his little friends interacted with the world. I’d watch, in awe, […]

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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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It’s Our Wedding Anniversary! But That’s Not All…

Hi Mamas! Today, Joe and I are celebrating our relationship, our family, and the home we built together. Three years have flown by, and quite a lot has changed since that summer day we exchanged our vows with our feet in the sand and the push and pull of waves in the distance. Actually… Everything […]

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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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4 Easy, Healthy, Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make in Your Home Today

I’m always asking myself how we can be more health-conscious and eco-friendly in our home. Lately, I’ve made four switches that make me feel a lot better – I hope you will jump on that bandwagon, too! My motto is this: If you use something every single day, it needs to be guilt-free. Knowing what I […]

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To My First Born, On Mother’s Day

A mother doesn’t become a mother overnight – she evolves, adapts, shedding skin after skin. The day those two pink lines appeared, so literally, matter-of-factly, before my eyes, I met the woman I’d soon become. You made me me, and I thank you for it. . . .  You know you’re a mom when your […]

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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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Anxiety After the Incident: When Mom Needs to Realize She’s Not Okay

Even if you were fortunate enough to never experience true, debilitating anxiety before having children, I’m sure you’ve realized by now that motherhood comes with quite a bit of baggage in the stress department. It seems as if all we do as moms is worry about our kids… then worry some more. We lose sleep […]

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Your Baby’s Rice Cereal: The Shocking Truth

I recently had a conversation with a new mom about when to start solids. She was surprised to hear that I started Liam at 6 months with a wide range of foods (pretty much everything but honey, nuts, and shellfish!), and not 4 months with rice cereal only. Current recommendations indicate that “breast milk or formula […]

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Baby Eczema: 5 Simple Changes You Can Make to Soothe Your Baby’s Skin

Around the 18 month mark, Liam started developing baby eczema. He never had particularly sensitive skin, diaper rashes, or reactions as an infant, so we were a little surprised to hear from our pediatrician that it was, in fact, a mild case of nummular eczema. The reality is that about 20 percent of babies and young […]

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3 DIY Activities to Teach Your Toddler Colors

We’re mid “color discovering” phase with Liam and it’s so much fun! Considering that he’s learning his colors in both French and English, we’re trying to keep it as simple as possible to not confuse him. That’s a lot of different words! For the most part, we’ve been asking Liam to point to the colors – when I […]

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What to Expect With the Terrible Twos

Let’s be clear about one thing: we’ve only gotten a glimpse of what the terrible twos have in store for us. Liam started acting out around the 18 month mark and it caught us a little off guard at first… where was all this attitude coming from? How could someone so cute and small give […]

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Traveling With Baby: Ages 0-2!

Hi Mamas! If you’re on the East coast, I hope you’re enjoying this polar vortex… not! On my end, I’m counting down the days, hours, minutes until our winter vacation in the Caribbean. As I find myself daydreaming about the beach, I’m also starting to panic at the thought of flying with a toddler, this time […]

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