Archive for 'Being Mom'

My new blog adventure

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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I haven’t blogged in almost 2 years.  I guess that can happen when you move and have your third baby. I’m at it again though.  This time with company. I am honored to launch this endeavor with the most amazing friend, Jessica Wolstenholm.  She is someone I relate to, look up to, and live life with, […]

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On the other side of infertility….or so I thought.

Posted on 06. Mar, 2010 by .

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After struggling with infertility for so many years, when I finally held my baby girl, one thing became evident.  The struggle was well worth it.  However, in the midst of the struggle, I wrestled with uncertainty, doubt, and fear. I knew I was going to be a mom, but I didn’t know how and when.   […]

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Prebiotics can be beneficial for formula fed babies

Posted on 08. Aug, 2009 by .

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A recent new study suggests that giving prebiotic supplementation to full term infants resulted in more normal stool patterns and better weight gain compared to those that didn’t receive the prebiotics.  Breastfed infants receive the prebiotics through the mother’s milk.  The article suggests benefits but recommends further controlled studies to be done before recommending it […]

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To be honest…

Posted on 24. May, 2009 by .

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I feel inadequate. There are times in life that I feel on top of the world, and then there are times like right now when I feel inadequate, criticized, and just not enough. I feel like I try really hard to do the things I’m supposed to do. Simple things become so complicated. For instance, […]

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Rear facing until 2?

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by .

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a new recommendation—that toddlers stay rear facing until age 2. It was previously recommended that babies stay rear facing until age 1, and then I heard as long as possible. Now the AAP reports: Recent data shows why toddlers between ages 12 and 23 months who ride […]

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Savannah’s sign language

Posted on 20. Jan, 2009 by .

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To ease the transition and frustration of toddlerhood, Kyle and I opted to teach Savannah some basic sign language. She knows ‘more’, ‘all done’, ‘milk’, ‘eat’, and ‘please’. There are several others that we are working on, but the few she knows makes a world of a difference, especially at mealtimes. Recently, she started putting […]

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Caleb’s first week

Posted on 16. Jan, 2009 by .

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A week ago today, January 9th, a new guy came into my life. His name is Caleb, and it was love at first sight. I’ve spent the last week learning his every feature, his every sound, and I fall more in love with him everyday. He has truly captured my heart. All my concerns of […]

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New packaging

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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Everyday Savannah wakes up, and immediately her first request is for her cup of milk. We literally come down the stairs and both hands are going crazy with the sign for milk. I have the milk prepared, so that when we sit down on the couch it’s ready. She has been using the Nuby sippy […]

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Blogging Hiatus

Posted on 04. Jan, 2009 by .

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I’m not sure why I took a blogging hiatus.  For a while I realized I needed to focus on the tangible projects in my life, instead of the internet ones.  Then I lost access to my account for a bit, and then it just seemed so long, that it was hard to know where to […]

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