Maggie is TWO!!

I cannot believe I am writing this post. My little baby is two – and she won’t be the “baby” much longer, though she’ll always be my baby. Looking for her birthday theme post? I had a very pregnant mom fail in that I didn’t actually do her planned theme. Instead I last minute grabbed […]

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Toddler Art Corner (Great for Small Spaces & Homes)

With a new baby coming soon, I’ve really been trying to make sure Maggie has her own time with me (and my husband) before his arrival and her own space for when he does come. She will still be going to daycare a few times a week, but on the days she is home with […]

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35-36 Weeks Pregnant: GBS Swab and Birth Prep

I know I say this every week – but I can’t believe I’m here! I can’t believe there is – give or take – 4 weeks until my sons arrival. I am feeling mixed emotions the past 2 weeks – I am getting so excited to meet him and see his little face; I’m a […]

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Lessons Learned in 2021

I did a year in review last year, so I figured I’d do one again this year but with a different format. You can see my 2020 in review post here. This year I want to focus on the things I’ve learned – but don’t worry, I’ll still include some fun photos from such a […]

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The Last Minute Shopper’s Holiday Gift Guide for Two Year Olds!

That’s right – I realize it is December 22nd and I fully intended to make this post way more in advance of the holidays, but hey welcome to my hectic life and my pregnancy brain, going strong. I have Maggie’s gifts all wrapped & packed in her Santa sacks, so figured I’d share what we […]

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32-34 Weeks Pregnant: A Slip On The Ice & 6 Weeks To Go!

At 32 weeks pregnant I was like wow we still have 2 months (or so), but now suddenly at 34 weeks I’m like OMG I only have 1.5 months! It feels hectic since Christmas is here (how?!) and Maggie will be getting her cast off next week. Everyone keeps telling me “wow time is flying!” […]

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29-31 Weeks of Pregnancy: Catching Up!

Wow guys. The past 3 weeks have been a whirlwind for me, and I intended to get to this post last week but have had two papers due and two more still in progress that I just haven’t had the time or energy. Did I mention I also work full-time and parent on top of […]

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The Owlet: Fact and Fiction

Everyone is talking about the Owlet Smart Sock right now because of its issues with the US FDA and its drop in the stock market. I’ve always wanted to cover this item, look at the research and provide current information – so I figured now was finally the “right” time. The Owlets major issue with […]

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New Podcast Episode! Ep 27 A Preemie & C-Section Birth Story (incl. Dental Tips for Pregnant Mamas and Toddlers – with Katie the Dentist!)

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Disclaimer: this podcast is for informational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice, please see your doctor or healthcare provider (dentist). Today, Katie is sharing her C-section birth story, which includes details about her premature birth […]

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