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Life Lessons Found in the NICU

A little over a year ago my husband and I embarked on not our first or our second, but our THIRD preemie adventure. First, let’s talk about delivery one and two. My oldest son was born on June 10, 2011 at 32 weeks. Moments before delivery, I was told by the neonatal nurse that my […]

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The First 24 Hours Home as a Mom of 3

We pulled into the driveway freshly discharged from the hospital, exhausted and with our 24 hour old third baby in tow. The two older boys were eagerly awaiting our arrival. It was game on. We were now the parents of three, a fact that still hasn’t totally sank in. Once in the door, it’s the […]

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One Less Trick or Treater {My Attempt to Balance Joy and Grief During Halloween}

One of the many reasons I fell in love with my precious husband was our mutual love of costumes. Halloween has always been one of our favorite times of year, our own costuming “Super Bowl” if you will. I knew it was meant to be when he agreed to dress up like Dog the Bounty Hunter […]

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Picky Eaters: The Struggle Is Biological

I’m learning the best-laid menu plans for a kid may not work out the way I want them to. As a fitness instructor, clean eating advocate and mom-to-be first-timer, I’m abiding by the dietary safety precautions and sacrifices during my pregnancy (Dear sushi, I missed you first.), but I already have fairly good eating habits. […]

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To The Moms I Swore I Would Never Be

When I was freshly in my early 20s, living the young professional life – you know, hair always fixed, outfit thoroughly thought out the night before, sipping craft cocktails at happy hour while seemingly stressed out about having to wake up early the next day for a morning meeting – I was full of judgment […]

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