The Waiting Room

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We announced to our family and friends on May 5th of this year that we are deciding to grow our family through adoption.  On June 3rd, we published our online adoption profile and told the world about our search...
In the Marasco house, we LOVE football! Be sure to understand me when I say WE, because I don't just mean that my husband watches it while I tolerate it. NO, I am a HUGE fan of football, as...
This summer, during the crazy time of my church’s Vacation Bible School, my dear friend posted on Facebook a sweet bed-head photo of her nine-month-old on the morning of the last day of  VBS week.  The early morning light...
Note: This is the first post in our six-part series on pediatric dentistry sponsored by Burleson Orthodontics. This series will include tips and information from Dr Dustin Burleson on preparing your children for dental care, as well as issues...
The research. The networking. The thrill of the first call. The interview ... from the first "no way in hell" to the last "that person was awesome," I loved every minute of our daycare search. Yep. You read that...
This post has been sponsored by Allison Corrin Photography, a natural light lifestyle photographer in Kansas City. For more information, click here. As a mother of three and an elementary educator for six years, Allison Corrin believes that life is...
One night, as I was doing the never-ending dishes, I found myself having a pretty negative self-talk dialogue. "I'm so tired, why do my kids eat so much, why do I keep cooking, are theses dishes ever going to end,...
Note: This is the final post in our six-part “Back to School” series. To read other posts in this series, click here. Thanks for joining us! Remember the times your parents would ask you what you did at school all...

Fitting in Fitness

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Right before I found out I was pregnant with my son, I ran the Kansas City Half Marathon. During the first couple of months of pregnancy, I continued to run until his head lodged low into my pelvis sending...
I went into this parenting thing with a teensy, weensy sense of over-confidence - I have younger siblings, I babysat, I've seen what other parents do right and most importantly, what I believed they were doing wrong (HA!) ......

Supply

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Supply. As a soon-to-be breastfeeding mom, this single word was my number one concern. I was committed to breastfeeding, but a big "what if" seemed to wiggle its way into my mind: What if I have supply issues? I prepared...
As you may have heard, Julie and I had the opportunity to appear in two segments on the Fox 4 Morning Show on Tuesday - one, a segment on the rise of "mommy bloggers" (which also introduced their viewers...
I have always wanted a large family. Growing up with only two first cousins, I was envious of others that attended yearly family reunions and had thirteen cousins at their birthday parties. The dream of my own personal zoo...

One Foot Forward

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Nine years ago, when my husband and I first became parents, we thought the most complicated part of parenthood was going to be as parents of girls - twin girls. I grew up with four brothers and Chris, my...

XY Chromosomes Only

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Note: This post is the first in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us for more from Bridget next week! "Pregnant again?" "Yes, we know how this is happening" - but thanks, fifty-something-year-old man in the produce aisle that just...

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