Yes, I’m Happy to be a Mom of Three Girls

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  Everyone said my third child would be a boy. Without having confirmation from an ultrasound, my body and every midwives tale I knew pointed in the direction of "boy." I carried low. I carried narrow. I didn't get the same bloated "look" that some, without any shame, confessed I had in previous pregnancies. I took a Chinese gender predictor at eight months pregnant, … [Read more...]

5 Best/Worst Things About Having Children Close in Age

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  I am often asked how I do it with three children under the age of four. And usually my answer to this question is some variation of "Who me?" I don't really know how I do it. But I do do it because I have to, and because, really, there's no alternative when you think about it. I get asked a lot if I would recommend having children close in age. I can't really … [Read more...]

7 Plus Size Maxi Maternity Dresses to Love For Summer

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Maxi dresses are a go-to fashion staple for most all pregnant moms in summer months because they look great throughout all three trimesters, do much to flatter curves and growing bellies, and are so versatile. With plus sized pregnant moms in mind, we’re sharing our top 7 picks for maxi dresses that are perfect for the summer months. 1.    Plus Size Short Sleeve Stretch … [Read more...]

Yummy Pizza Crust Recipe

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A good homemade pizza crust is simple to make, textual pleasing, rises well, and serves as a perfect compliment to all the cheese, veggies, and meats you plan to put on its top. Here’s a recipe for a pizza crust that I always make for my family. It fits all of the above criteria and more. Make it for dinner tonight or for your next dinner party, and it will be an instant … [Read more...]

And we’re having a…

In my first two pregnancies, I found out the gender of my babies at exactly 20 weeks. I couldn't wait until that ultrasound appointment because I couldn't wait to see if my gender suspicions were right or wrong. The first time, I assumed I would be having a girl. And I did have a girl. The second time, I assumed it would be a boy but held out on "calling it" when others … [Read more...]

7 Yummy Spring Pasta Recipes

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Nothing screams spring more than a lighter pasta recipe that is full of delicious and colorful spring vegetables. If you’re looking for some recipe ideas for dinner, a backyard barbecue, or for your spring baby shower menu, here are seven of our favorites. 1. Bucatini with Green Peas Using ingredients that you likely already have on hand, like green peas, shallots, … [Read more...]

7 Spring Fashion Accessories We Love

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From black and white patterned heels to pastel colored watches and handbags, this season is packed with bold and exciting accessory trends for every woman to enjoy. With you and this season's trends in mind, we've compiled our 7 picks of amazing fashion accessories that you'll be sure to love! 1. Black and White Combination Heel by Zara With a heel that's not too … [Read more...]

A Pregnant Woman’s Ultimate Guide to Oatmeal

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If you are pregnant and haven't yet discovered the versatility and all around awesomeness of oatmeal, then this post is for you! Are you looking for a savory snack that's high in fiber and digests easily, or perhaps you have a bit of a sweet tooth and would like something that is satisfying and not packed with bad fats and calories, then check out these 8 recipe ideas to make … [Read more...]

7 Sexy Spring Maternity Swimwear Ideas

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Looking to hit the beach this Spring, but you're out of ideas on how to make your bump look just as sexy as you feel? Then, look no further. We've got you covered with 7 sexy spring maternity swimwear ideas that will keep you looking as great as you'll feel. 1. ASOS Maternity Exclusive Swimsuit with Bow In case you haven't heard, one-pieces are big this season and not … [Read more...]

7 Yummy St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Cupcake Ideas

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Shamrocks, Clovers, and Rainbows. Oh, my! Bring sweetness to your St. Patrick's Day celebration with these seven yummy St. Patty's day inspired cupcake ideas. 1. Shamrock Cupcakes. I don't think there's anything not to love about these adorably, creative shamrock cupcakes. Using a store bought mix, these cupcakes combine green icing and some creative shaping to make … [Read more...]

ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy Review

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*UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming number of bad experiences and poor customer service at ABC Mouse in the past year, we do NOT recommend signing up for this service. We suggest that you don't even sign up for the free trial and skip it all together. Related news: read the comments under this post. Enough said. If your children watch Sprout or Disney Junior or, even, Nick … [Read more...]

…And Then We Bought a Minivan

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Remember almost a year ago when I wrote that one post in which I expressed my longing for a minivan, specifically one with automatic sliding doors? Yeah. Well, guess what? We got a minivan. Yep, along with trading in the SUV we bought so that I could hold on to my "womanly" identity post-motherhood, I traded in my own disillusionment that with children my life really wouldn't … [Read more...]

ASOS maternity line review

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It really shouldn’t be that hard to find fashionable and well-made maternity clothes. Really. It shouldn’t. Considering that millions of women give birth to children every day and have been for, oh, I don't know, thousands of years, maternity wear should be a given everywhere. There should be tons of affordable lines out there for moms who want to be pregnant and still look … [Read more...]

“No more toys, please!”

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Even before motherhood, I had but one rule for myself: Don't overdo it with toys. We had a small apartment at the time and were doing the it-looks-sparse-because-we're-broke look, so this rule had clutter and financial implications. But then I had my first daughter and with being "properly" educated in how to "properly schedule a baby's time," I bought a few educational toys … [Read more...]

In Three Years, I’ve Learned…

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My first daughter turned three in January, so that makes me a three-year old mom. In these past three years, I've learned many lessons as a parent and mother. Six of my favorite lessons are below: 1. Don't read conventional parenting magazines. After three-year subscriptions to most of the major national magazines, I've come to realize that they are largely a waste of time. … [Read more...]