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11 Great Breastfeeding Accessories

In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I wanted to share a few breastfeeding accessories that I felt extremely helpful during my 13 month run breastfeeding my son. I am also currently expecting my second child, who I plan to also breastfeed, so this list will serve as a great reminder of what … Continue Reading

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Step2 Wonderball Funhouse Review (VIDEO)

Step2 is at it again and has introduced a brand new toy this summer that we think toddlers are going to love. The new Step2 Wonderball Funhouse is a playhouse that features ball play with the included 10 plastic balls. Toddlers can explore the playhouse using their imagination while enhancing their hand-eye coordination and fine […]

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How To Have A Successful Breastfeeding Relationship

One thing I am most proud of is that I breastfed my son for three whole years. The journey was beautiful, but it wasn’t always easy. I experienced pain, soreness, and three cases of mastitis. Along the way I’d like to think I became somewhat of an expert and I learned when to ask for […]

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Dessert Grilled Cheese Recipe

Years ago I stumbled upon a food truck in Portland and fell in love with grilled cheese all over again, specifically dessert grilled cheese. Their menu was vast and inspirational – grilled cheese is obviously for every kind of taste bud! One of my favorite sandwiches was a dessert variation of grilled cheese and I […]

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Live, Love, Latch! 2015

It’s August, which means it’s National Breastfeeding Month! Odds are, if you’re reading this blog, you have at least heard of La Leche League. It is an international organization aimed at helping new mothers breastfeed through support, information, encouragement, and education. They also work hard to promote a better understanding of the importance of breastfeeding as […]

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The 10 Commandments of the Civilized Internet

Didn’t your mama learn you any manners? I am shocked and angered by most of what I see on the worldwide web.  There is so much judgment, irritation, and vitriol that I’ve started avoiding my personal Facebook account. If you share something from “I’m Always Left Right Wing Righties” or “Left Hating Right Wing Lefties” […]

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7 Ways To Keep Your Child Busy In A Restaurant

Remember when date nights at restaurants used to be calm, cool, and collected? Even dare I say it, romantic? Ya, I hardly remember those times either. Things sure do change once you have kids. While going to restaurants might be a lot more challenging once you have children, it’s still possible to have a great […]

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We Love I See Me Personalized Books

This is a sponsored post but read on because these books are amazing! Both of my children are signed up for the summer reading program through the library, and thus, books have been on heavy rotation in our house the last few weeks. We’re trying out many new books and recording everything we read on […]

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5 Milk Chocolate Desserts Inspired By Candy Bars

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! I come from a long line of choco-holics so milk chocolate has a special place in my heart. I have the cutest and sweetest grandparents who, since I can remember, have kept a whole dresser drawer full of any chocolate candy that you could ever imagine. My sisters and I had […]

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Doona Infant Car Seat Giveaway

Last fall, we introduced you to the revolutionary Doona Infant Car Seat. Last week, we gave you an in-depth, up close and personal look at this infant car seat that transforms into a stroller with the integrated wheels. This week, we are giving one away! That’s right, the winner of this week’s Baby Gizmo Giant […]

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7 Encouraging Quotes For Moms

By Fridays I’m usually at my wits end with motherhood. It’s exhausting – the day in and day out of diapers, picky eaters and laundry. The monotony of everyday can wear on a mama and sometimes we just need a lightning bolt of encouragement. I’ll often memorize a quote or two to carry through the […]