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Category: Pregnancy

Why I Stand With Baby and Company

First, let me start this by saying I only consider myself like 60% crunchy. I babywear and had a water birth, but I also vaccinate and didn’t eat my placenta. I work in the medical field for my day job and I write my blog in my free time. I’m not the perfect example of a granola mom, and I’m not giving my child drugs every time they sneeze. I’m average, I guess. I’m a mama who makes her own decisions in an informed way and sometimes they fall to the left and sometimes to…

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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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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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