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Weekly Meal Prep (Plus My Grocery List)

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Meal prep has become an essential part of our week, and such a good habit I encourage you to get into. We cook most nights; one because we love to cook; two because it’s healthier; three because it’s more economical. And because we both work from home, that means breakfasts and lunches are also at […]

Weekly Meal Prep (Plus My Grocery List)

third trimester checklist

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Though you’ve probably spent your entire pregnancy planning for your baby, the planning you do in your third trimester should really be all about you. That first trimester may have crawled by at a snail’s pace with the second trimester serving as a nice respite from the foggy fatigue and crippling morning sickness, the third […]

Everything You Need to Thrive in the Third Trimester

advice for second time mom

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This is a guest post from my good friend and talented writer, Amanda Gregolunas, mama of two under two. As I approach the final days of my pregnancy, I’ve found myself getting more and more nervous for the days soon to come, trying to balance being Caden’s mama along with being mama to a brand […]

Advice for the Second-Time Mom

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

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Being pregnant again is the real meaning of your body bouncing back… like woah Um hello bump, I see you. I swear this is the real meaning when people say your body bounces back. No it’s not after baby, it’s when there is a new baby growing in the picture. My body just knew what […]

first trimester recap

Tested and approved by an actual 18 month old toddler Picking out gifts for a toddler is hard. They have short attention spans, are very opinionated, love something one day and have zero interest the next. That’s why I’ve put together a quick list of “approved” gifts from my 18 month old that he frequently […]

Gifts for 18 month old

The Premium Diaper Showdown I’m a busy mom. As the head of marketing at a fast growing tech company and repeat offender of over-scheduling our social lives, I never thought I’d be a parent to have time (or care) to obsess over a diaper brand… but here I am being that parent spending her time […]

Coterie vs. Dyper vs. Pampers Pure

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Virtually all our nation’s leaders talk about valuing children and families. America ought to be a place where the birth of a child is a glorious event, rather than the beginning of a family’s economic ruin. “25% of poverty spells begin with the birth of a child” – National Partnership for Women and Families. While […]

Finally, we took our first big vacation since pre-pandemic! While we’ve gone on a few long weekend road-trips, nothing compares to a full week of time off together as a family. 18 months was far too long and you can bet we won’t be waiting that long again. When it came time to decide where […]

Kauai with a toddler

Seriously, a baby registry checklist of everything you need. Here’s what I actually used from my baby registry, what I returned and what I wish I had included. Updated: July 10, 2021 with the latest and greatest products for baby! Perhaps the most overwhelming process in pregnancy is figuring out what you need to keep […]

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How to design an Instagram-worthy first birthday party on a budget. We finally got to celebrate Caden. Since the pandemic started, all the typical moments I expected to experience as a first time mom were just canceled. No big baby shower, no friends coming over to meet the baby, no mommy and me classes, no […]

It’s Caden’s first birthday – how!? – and I’m taking a moment to reflect on the last year.  I’d say I’m still in denial, but the tears kicked in this past Sunday as it finally hit me that Caden is turning one.  I want to take a moment to reflect on this past year – […]

12 Lessons Learned as a First Time Mom

Expert advice from Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist: Megan Craig, DPT  There are many things to think about in those final days of pregnancy. I had lists on top of lists of final to-dos: hospital bag, birth plan, birth playlist. I was also recommended to research pelvic floor physical therapy options. Why? Medical care and pregnancy […]

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Introducing solids is a big milestone, one that comes with lots of questions.  Here’s advice straight from a Pediatrician. When Caden began eating solid food, it felt oddly sentimental.  My little baby suddenly didn’t seem so little anymore.  While I just about died over how cute he was sitting up in his highchair, I was […]

Introducing Solids

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

For a quick look into my everyday life, follow me on Instagram. Warning: baby and Bernese spam await you.

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