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    33 Thoughts at 33

    I LOVE my birthday and I have loved it regardless how old I get. When I was in 2nd grade, our teachers had us draw a picture of our favorite holiday and I drew a birthday cake. Probably because my parents made it so special for us – our birthdays were always above and beyond and we seriously looked forward…

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    Mom Guilt & Learning to say Yes…& No

    I feel like Mom Guilt is the worst feeling in the world. And it doesn’t happen just because I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my child, but I feel like that feeling comes often…like when my house isn’t clean, when I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my husband, when I don’t want to see…

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    One of the questions I get asked the most from those who are becoming first time moms is, “What do I need for my newborn?” I will start off saying that every baby is different and you will hear that all the time so unfortunately there is no formula telling you what will work for you and your new baby.…

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    How we Chose Full Time Child Care

    I had NO idea what I wanted to do for child care. I knew I would most likely return to work after having William but I didn’t know which route I wanted to take when deciding who would take care of him during the day. Alex and I both have consistent, full-time, 8-5 jobs so we don’t have a lot…

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    I’m Back!

    Lordy, the beginning of this year has been nuts! Honestly, I was sick in early February and feel like it took me FOREVER to get back into life. We travelled to West Virginia for Alex’s birthday and then we have been constantly moving since then. My grandma passed away mid-March and with Easter and her funeral plans, we have all…