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Three Lessons I Have Learned After Having My Third Child

Three Lessons I Have Learned After Having My Third Child

There is a decent amount of research stating that the transition from two to three kids is the hardest. While I believe this research to be true, I haven’t found it to be true for my own family (yet😅).  Nevertheless, there have been trials and […]

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 12 Month Update

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 12 Month Update

I can not believe it’s time to write the final installment in this series. (Read the first three posts here, here, and here). That last three months have flown by so this post will be short and [bitter] sweet. Cue the crocodile tears. MONTH TEN: […]

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 9 Month Update

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 9 Month Update

Well, hello there friend!

I am posting this nearly a month late so you could say things are going well over here.. 😉

I absolutely love the 6-9 month period of having a baby. The newborn stage is the sweetest but once a baby turns 6 months old, things get interesting.. and FUN! (more…)

Nutrition 101 | Antioxidants

Nutrition 101 | Antioxidants

Welcome back! I’m so glad you are joining me in my little corner of the internet. You’ve heard of antioxidants, right? At the very least, someone, somewhere, has told you that blueberries, pomegranates, etc. are superfoods.. They’re superfoods because of their rich antioxidant content. Today’s […]

Going Back to School as a Stay at Home Mom | Secrets to Success

Going Back to School as a Stay at Home Mom | Secrets to Success

Going back to school as a mom is daunting, to say the least. Some days I doubted my ability to accomplish my assignments on time while caring for my family. I ugly cried more times than I can count because I was so overwhelmed with […]

Having Kids Close in Age | Pros and Cons

Having Kids Close in Age | Pros and Cons

There are so many things to consider when deciding how close in age you want your children to be.  This decision is often a reflection on how parents were raised and how they felt about the age gap between them and their siblings. 

Some parents grew up with a sibling three years older or younger than them and hated it while others loved having that age gap. Other parents grew up wishing they had a smaller or larger age gap between themselves and their sibling(s).

There truly isn’t a best age-gap for every family but there is a best age-gap for each individual family. Funny thing about that, though.. you’ll never really know how that age gap will work until after you have the kids.

In an effort to help ya make that decision, I compiled a list of the advantages and disadvantages about having kiddos a little less than two years apart. (more…)

Natural Hospital Birth | Second Time Mom

Natural Hospital Birth | Second Time Mom

My second birth story is my favorite.  Henry came into this world fast and furious and that basically sums up everything you need to know about him. I love his birth story because it perfectly explains what “silent labor” is and I had know idea […]

Nutrition 101 | Gluten

Nutrition 101 | Gluten

There is quite a bit of hype surrounding gluten and the gluten-free diet.  Chances are you know someone who has, at the very least, considered eliminating gluten from his/her diet. Today’s post serves as a very basic introduction to gluten and its free-from diet so […]

Nutrition | An Introduction

Nutrition | An Introduction

I have always considered myself a nutrition aficionado.

For most of my life I was slender, ate small amounts of food, and turned my nose up to anything inorganic or dessert-like. Those are the cardinal rules of healthy eating, right?

I had a strict perception of food: bad or unhealthy food was never consumed and good or healthy food was eaten in restricted amounts. For the entirety of my childhood, nutrition was defined by one guideline: food that made me or kept me thin was good nutrition. Anything else was to be avoided at all costs.

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Natural Hospital Birth | First Time Mom

Natural Hospital Birth | First Time Mom

When I became pregnant with my first child I was certain of two things. I wanted to find out the sex after the baby was born and I really, really wanted to give birth without medication. Two decisions that irritated the general public, but important […]