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What Is In My Hospital Bag Third Time Around

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I just realized that I should get around to packing my hospital bag now that I am approaching 36 weeks, so I thought I would share what made the cut. I didn’t really know what to pack the first time around, or for my second trip to the labor and delivery floor since I had a scheduled c-section and had no idea what to expect. Now that I’ve had a c-section at the same hospital, here is what is in…

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10 Things I Learned 5 Years Later

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I started this blog shortly before I turned 30, and to mark my milestone birthday, I wrote a list of mantras / Ten Things I Learned this past decade. Today I turn 35, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what I wrote. I was so shocked that everything I wrote still resonates with me today, even though my life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years.…

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Nesting Is Real

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It took me three pregnancies to realize it, but nesting is real. The first time around, I painted the second bedroom of our East Village rental with low VOC paint in one day and then slowly furnished and decorated Bear’s nursery over the course of 5 or 6 months. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, I bought a new bassinet and a second crib that converted to a full bed and had it built in a…

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Are We Done?

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I was buying white hydrangeas and drunken goat cheese at my favorite little market the other day. I’m obviously pregnant at 19 weeks and I was holding hands with my 18 month old son, Luke. The store owner has met me several times, and had also met my 3 year old son. “You have two boys? Do you know what you’re having next?” “Yes, it’s a girl,” I smiled. “You’re DONE,” she deadpanned. Please, never say this to anyone.…

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5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

Now that I’m in my third trimester, I figured a pregnancy update was just about due. Yesterday, my mom and sister in law hosted the most beautiful sprinkle for me and my close friends and family. It was so perfect, and it made me finally believe that I am actually having a daughter in 10 weeks. To mark the occasion, here are 5 things that have surprised me about my third pregnancy.…

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5 Ways To Manage Stress

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Since today is national Stress Awareness Day, I’m sharing 5 ways I cope with stress. Stress is a normal part of life, but how we cope with and manage stress has a tremendous affect on not only our mental health but our physical health as well. In fact, during a very stressful period in my life, I was unable to conceive. After I was able to identify and manage the big stressors in my life, I became pregnant with my…

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How I Get My Kids Back On Schedule After Daylight Savings

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Ok, so I didn’t intend on sharing this today, but since some of you asked how to normalize life after daylight savings time with little ones, I’ll tell you what I did this weekend which has worked for us since 2015. I am not an expert by any means, however, this trick has saved us from any wild 5am wake up calls. Here is how I get my kids back on schedule after daylight savings:…

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Baby Sprinkle Invitations Made Simple

When my mom mentioned she wanted to throw a baby sprinkle for me and my baby girl, I worried that it sounded like a lot of work for her. She’s a busy grandma with four grandbabies who runs her own business and does so much for me, so I didn’t want her to be stressed with invitations and planning.…

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Third Time Around

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I am so excited to share with you all that I am expecting my third baby March 1! I found out a few days before my first son’s third birthday. When I asked him what he wanted for his big day, he said, “a SISTER!” He is nothing if not intuitive, but he has also been asking for a sister ever since he saw Frozen. I did became nervous about how he would receive the news if we were to…

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