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6 Baby Registry Items You Really Don’t Need

6 Baby Registry Items You Really Don’t Need I know it’s tempting to put ALL.THE.THING. on your baby registry, but remember, some of these things you don’t actually need and you’d be better off getting other goodies from your friends and fam. These are 6 items I left off my baby registry because I really didn’t need them, and you don’t either! Do you agree with these baby registry items you don’t need? Wipes Warmer – I know it’s tempting to cater to your newborn…

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The 10 Postpartum Items You Absolutely Need

I had no idea what to expect with my first baby, but with my second, I was ON.THE.BALL. when it came to preparing all of my postpartum items. Since having Jude, I discovered the “mom washer” which was a godsend, and many other fun products, but the tried and true were still on my list like maternity leggings and nursing pads. I’m going to write a whole post on breastfeeding essentials, which include a few of these below plus many other fun products, and there will be a post on newborn essentials too. But…

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My 7 Favorite Things to Do in Barcelona While Pregnant

Things to do in Barcelona while pregnant! This past July, I traveled to Barcelona as part of my MFA program. We stayed there for two weeks and I got to know the city pretty well. Being six months pregnant, I wasn’t exploring the bar scene like I normally would be sans kids, so I can’t speak to that (to be honest, when I went in college I was too inebriated to remember exactly where we went), but I can tell you some great things to do in Barcelona while you’re preggo, or if you…

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The Best Ever Lactation Cookie Recipe

This is my favorite lactation cookie recipe, y’all! So, let me start by saying that I once was vegan, but this baby girl made me crave the heck out of cheese and meat. Therefore, I’m trying to get back to my vegan ways, but I’m not entirely vegan… yet. Some of the ingredients in this recipe are vegan, buttttt I use eggs. Sorry. I’m sure there’s something you can do vegan-wise to sub the eggs – maybe applesauce? But I haven’t tried so don’t hate me if you do and they aren…

Hattie’s Birth Story

Read all about Hattie’s birth story here! I’m restless all night. I can feel pain but I’m unaware of when the contractions started. I try to sleep through them but I end up tossing and turning, barely getting any sleep. When it’s finally time to get up and get ready for work, I go through my morning routine of getting dressed, brushing my teeth and hair, and then getting Jude ready and I can finally tell the contractions are pretty regular. To keep myself from worrying too much, I tell myself they…

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