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The Problem with Wearing Busy as a Badge

Whenever I ask someone how they are doing, I can usually predict the answer. Regardless of the back story or excuse that comes after — whether a job, kids or another life event or obligation — the answer to…

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30 Things to Do Before 30

Oh em gee, it’s almost here! I’m a few weeks away from my 30th birthday, and I’m starting to feel old. I mean I understand in the grand scheme of life, I’m not old. But there’s something about 30 that takes you from the…

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How to Live Dissatisfied

What?  Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly.  A few weeks ago, I heard this talk about living happily. And it really grabbed my attention. Instead of focusing on inspiring, positive pieces of advice, the speaker…

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My Entry into Motherhood

She’s here! She’s here! She’s FINALLY here!  After what felt like the longest pregnancy ever — including being on near bedrest from weeks 20 through 36 and then going 10 days past my due date — my lovely daughter has arrived.…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I’m still an expectant mother. I’m now THREE DAYS past my due date — which is especially hilarious given I spent a good 16 weeks of my pregnancy on near bedrest due to pre-term labor symptoms. Clearly this little lady…

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Waiting for Baby

I literally cannot believe I’m still pregnant. After our scary pre-term labor news at 20 weeks, I never in my wildest dreams imagined we’d make it this far! This last phase is a total mix of emotions. I’m feeling…

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5 Simple Ways to Support Expecting and New Moms

I have had a lot of pregnant friends in my life lately. I mean A LOT. Slowly but surely, those moms-to-be are turning in to new moms. From pregnant coworkers and friends to my own family, it’s been wonderful…

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Preparing for the Third Trimester

The third trimester is a rollercoaster of elation, discomfort, gratitude and utter fear. Today marks 34 weeks for me — a milestone which we, at a point, were scared we wouldn’t make it to. Now, just two weeks away from when…

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First & Second Trimester Favorites

It’s hard to believe I’m officially in the third trimester! Now that I’m nearing the finish line, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my first and second trimester favorites.  The first trimester is hard, because you’re…

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The Illusion of “The Perfect Pregnancy”

I’m officially 23 weeks pregnant. I now regularly feel my daughter kick and move, and my husband and I fall more in love with her every day. My favorite moments are when her little movements wake me up in…

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