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...
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...

Mourning the End of Summer

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Summer. The word itself conjures up images of long afternoons spent by the pool, ice cream for dinner, BBQs, ponytails, and flip-flops. We love it. We relish it. We count down the days until it returns. But one thing I have noticed...
Spiders and snakes? Don’t bother me. Going to the dentist? No problem. Public speaking? My pleasure. Becoming a mom? Scared me so much that just the thought would make me shake more than a belly-dancer in an earthquake. I love our son, but I’ve had to...
"It's a boy." Words I never thought I would hear. OK, I'll be honest - I actually cried when the ultrasound tech uttered those words. The week before our big reveal ultrasound I went through the old trunk of girly outfits....
The other day I received a text from a fellow mom who had moved from the Midwest to a new city. She asked me, "How do I find moms here? How do I find things for moms and kids...

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Guide to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City

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Over winter break I took my kids to Great Wolf Lodge for a fun staycation. We only stayed one night but packed in a...
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