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10 Things That Happen When You Welcome a Newborn

So you’re going to have a baby? Congratulations! Here’s what it’s like. 1. When you first go into labor, you feel all…   2. Then labor really starts up, and you quickly change to What is haaaaaaaaappening to meeeeeeeeee…???   3. Then the baby is born, the pain fades immediately, and you’re all Just leave me alone with this…… Continue reading 10 Things That Happen When You Welcome a Newborn

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

1. Baby clothes are basically disposable I spent HOURS picking out clothing for my firstborn. Did I really want him to wear plaid? What type of plaid? Was tartan really HIM, or was he more of a stripes kid? You guys, baby clothes are cute and adorable and lovely and sweet and sooooo not worth having…… Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

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Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

I remember laying on the floor of my (Christian) college dorm lamenting the curse of Eve. “Why did she have to eat that stupid apple?” I wailed. It was that-time-of-the-month and I was wracked with cramps and bubbling with angst. Women often joke about the difficulties our fair sex faces, childbirth chief among them. We expect pain,…… Continue reading Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

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10 Breastfeeding Wardrobe Hacks

After my sister Cait gave birth to her first baby, she attended a friend’s wedding while wearing a dress that was both flattering and trendy. This was a feat, for a newly postpartum mom. She felt like a million bucks. Then her brand new daughter needed to nurse. Cait’s dress had a high neckline, an empire waist, and…… Continue reading 10 Breastfeeding Wardrobe Hacks

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10 Tips for Enjoying Disneyland with Kiddos

Living in southern California, we’ve gotten to enjoy quite a few days at Disneyland. Kids are free until they’re three (“Mickey’s guests,” in Disney-speak!), and taking little ones to the parks never loses its magic. Still, we’ve learned that there are ways to make a Disney trip much more enjoyable and avoid making it an exercise…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Enjoying Disneyland with Kiddos