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There’s an App for That (and that, and that…)

“I don’t WANT Playdough;” “I don’t WANT breakfast,” my three-year-old asserts, using every cell in her body to stand her ground. The waitress, distracted with other customers, misses our ‘We’re ready to order’ eye contact, and Ilana kneels and curves her body back to ooze under the table, her familiar escape route to run rampant […]

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Tips for Naming Your Baby

Having just given birth to my sixth baby, and second daughter, a month ago, picking baby names is a topic that’s still fresh in my mind. I thought I’d share a few of the things that I’ve learned over the past 10 years. I’m not suggesting that what we’ve done will work for everyone, but […]

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The Booby Whisperer: Five Nursing “Secrets” I Learned From Experience

The breastfeeding learning curve is steep.  A new mother must learn to read her baby’s hunger cues and her body’s own signals.  Both mother and baby must figure out the shared mechanics.  All of this is set against a backdrop of little sleep, the other work of caring for a newborn, and the pressure to establish a nursing relationship before that […]

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That Unique Bowtique ~ 30 Days of Giveaways

Have you been scouring Pinterest in preparation for Baby Girl’s arrival and inevitable newborn photo shoot?  The options are endless and you’ve seen so many pictures that make you go “ooohhhhh” and “aaaahhhh”, that your mind is overflowing with ideas.  With the help of That Unique Bowtique‘s photography props and headbands, your baby’s newborn pictures […]

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Surprises from My First 1st Trimester

I’m pregnant!  Now the fun begins: planning a nursery, shopping for cute little baby stuff, snuggling with my hubby and enjoying our last months as just the two of us, eating whatever I want!  What fun we’ll have! Then reality kicks in.  In the form of nausea, bloating, headaches, zero energy, and so many other […]

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