Congrats on your new baby! It's inevitable, whether you’re caring for your first child or your seventh, there’s bound to come a moment when you wonder “Now what do I do?” Our friends at KinderCare have 50 years of...
  Originally posted October 2017. Updated October 2020. Where to start? Where does one start when they begin to share about one of the toughest days of your life? Miscarriage. It was four years ago last month. We weren't even married for...
Imagine the joy of having a sweet new baby. The smells and coos and endless cuddles. Only to have reality set in shortly after, you just can't afford diapers. The financial burden of having a baby is usually not...
In mid-December I was invited to check out a local MacroBaby store prior to the birth of my second baby. I had seen all the MacroBaby ads and billboards around town and had never been, so I was very...
  Over the past month, I have been exploring and researching meaningful activities to keep my energetic toddler entertained, out of trouble, and away from watching TV all day! I am new to being home with a toddler all day, so...
​ Do you obsess about milestones and when your child should be doing something? As a mom of two teens, I’d like to offer this advice to moms of littles. Stop. Stop worrying. Don’t compare your own child's “firsts” to your friends’...
As World Breastfeeding Week has come to an end, I must say that I have quite mixed emotions about the posts, remarks and declarations that flooded my newsfeed. On one hand, I love the intention of normalizing breastfeeding and...
  Last September, with a pounding heart, I smuggled a mason jar filled with a urine sample into my purse. My husband had just woken up, his eyes swollen from too little sleep and red, from yet another long night...
My husband (partner) is my left hand and my doula is my right. – from Doulas Making a Difference So what exactly IS a doula? I wish I had known before my first labor! Gosh, I was SO not ready for childbirth. I...
Are you struggling with your child's sleep? Have you ever wondered how much sleep your child needs and when? Should they sleep on a schedule or based on how long they have been awake?  The answer is - this...
When we had our oldest son over seven years ago, I was blissfully unaware of how easily babies can get into things. I like having things out on display and babies like to mess up your things on display....
Teething. Please Pass the Wine. You would think that by baby #4, I would be an expert on teething, but I still feel like I don’t have a clue as to what I am doing. I still Google way too...

The Name Game

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I think William Shakespeare said it best: What's in a name?  That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet. I, like many other little girls, grew up thinking about what I would name my children one day.  I...
Wait. Let me clear something up. This is NOT a post about what you’re thinking. Oh, no, no, no, no, this is about real life - our nights with 3 children, ages 3 and under – and the myriad of...
The minute we announce pregnancy, we receive advice. While it is well-meaning, some of these pieces of advice can confusing and some just might not work. I'm just gonna say it: there are sleep truths and there are sleep beliefs....

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Thanksgiving Dinner options in Central Florida

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Thanksgiving Dining options for the anti-cook mom from chef inspired feasts to takeout options, Orlando’s restaurants are cooking...