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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Heart to Heart: A Fit Pregnancy & The Road to Recovery

My good friend Steph, also a blogger @ Budget Friendly Fashionista, just gave birth to the most adorable baby boy a week ago. Yes, you heard that right… a week ago. And that (on the right) is her post baby body. You go, girl! Like me, Steph was blessed with an overall comfortable pregnancy and […]

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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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An Open Letter to All Expecting Mothers

At a baby shower I attended today, there was a little card on my plate that read, in squiggly, pink script, “Your Advice to the Mother-To-Be”. You’d think that as a new mom and blogger on everything pregnancy and motherhood-related, I’d have mounds of advice to give… right? But I didn’t. I had to think […]

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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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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,” Duffy […]

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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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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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Letter to My Clingy, Cranky, Teething Child

I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the 12 hour nights, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play in the past few months… I knew that. But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing! Until, of course, that nasty molar […]

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Why I Don’t Believe in Soulmates & Love at First Sight

  Little girls always fall in love with Prince Charming from their favorite Disney film. They daydream about their beachfront colonial, two kids, and golden retriever when they’re in their teens, and later, nearing their 20s, search for “the one” at every grimy college bar, every keg party, never giving up hope, never losing  sight of that perfect ending they’ve been […]

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4 Skincare / Beauty Lines to Fall For This Summer

During my first pregnancy, I  cleaned out my makeup drawer and decided to purchase simple, healthier beauty products to use from that point forward. I bought popular organic brands like Dr. Hauschka, but also some less popular ones like Watts Beauty, Earth Science, and Ecco Bella. Why? Take a look at some of these frightening stats […]

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Baby Travel Essentials for a Stress-Free Vacation

And we’re back! After an incredible two weeks in the sun, our little family is back in New York. It was a blast, but I did miss blogging every couple of days. I am, however, thrilled to be able to share some of our latest discoveries for traveling with babies. As many of you already know, […]

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10 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Fertility

Before becoming pregnant, I was so afraid of not being able to conceive. I kept thinking about what I would do if, month after month, the tests kept coming up negative. Would we look into other options? IVF? Surrogates? Adoption? I am grateful every day that nature cooperated and made us both fertile. That I was able […]

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