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15 Tips For Surviving the First 6 Weeks with a Newborn

  I’ve partnered with Vtech for this post featuring tips for surviving the first weeks with a newborn. All opinions are my own. Congratulations! You’re a new mom! You’ve just spent 9 months growing a tiny human inside your womb and now you’re holding that sweet newborn in your arms. It’s such a wonderful, exciting time, …

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How To Make Bedtime Transitions Easier {+ Simplay3 Imagination Castle Headboard Review & Giveaway!}

This ‘how to make bedtime transitions easier’ post is in partnership with Simplay3.  As always, all opinions are my own. Is bedtime a struggle in your home?  From infant on, many families find bedtime to be the hardest part of the day.  As newborns, it’s because they just don’t sleep.  But life, and bedtime, doesn’t …

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It Takes a Village — Practical Tips to Help You Create Yours

This post is sponsored by Amazon.  It takes a village! This is a phrase we’ve all likely heard as moms but where do you find a village?! I know I certainly didn’t feel part of a village when my first child was born 9 years ago and I became a stay-at-home mom. I felt pretty …

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A Top 10 List of The BEST Advice for New Moms

This post is sponsored by Mirum but the opinions expressed are my own. Nothing is as rewarding or as overwhelming as becoming a mom! Children are simultaneously wonderful and challenging as they can fill your heart with joy and, occasionally, drive you to your absolute mental limit. As with everything in this imperfect life, there are …

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Phrases You’ll Want to Memorize For Your Parenting Toolbox

Have you ever overheard another parent say something to their child and you thought to yourself, “I’m totally stealing that phrase to use with mine!” Well, today I’m going to share with you 20 great phrases you’re going to want to add to your parenting toolbox! Many of these I just recently learned myself but …

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Foster Care ~ An Intense Week Mixed With A Touch Of Insanity + 7 Ways You Can Help!

My husband and I started talking about foster care and adoption before we even married. Always on our radar, we finally felt that tug telling us it was time last Fall.  Our first placement, a sibling group of three, was only 2 weeks.  Then we had a baby for three joyous months.  He was originally …

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Postpartum Depression: The Not So Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Postpartum depression makes women feel sad, depressed & alone. Due to the shame associated with depression, many women don’t speak out about their feelings. I was one of those women. My second pregnancy was not as fun as the first. I was tired all the time, moody & my husband thought I hated him. Since …

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