Birth Story: Sunday Quinn, Part 2

Birth Story: Sunday Quinn, Part 2

Reading the words I wrote in part one (be sure to read that here and then come back for the conclusion….) of Sunday’s birth story, I am flooded with memories of the whole experience. Even though I mentioned time moved quickly once I was in the tub, I recognize now that I was in the
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Three Happinesses: OtterBox, Matchy Matchy and Mindy Gledhill

Three Happinesses: OtterBox, Matchy Matchy and Mindy Gledhill

It’s time again to pause for a moment and reflect on three things that brought me happiness this week. I think it’s important for us to take moments to breathe in, relax and find gratitude for things in our lives that might otherwise be swept under the rug of busyness. Today I give you a
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Birth Story: Sunday Quinn, Part 1

Birth Story: Sunday Quinn, Part 1

When Sunday’s due date came and went, I became overwhelmed with stress. I was stressed about when the baby would come, what would it interrupt, would he or she share a birthday with my sister or my mom? Saturday morning I woke up with some heavy cramping and was pretty excited thinking maybe that would
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Fat talk and self bullying

Fat Talk and Self Bullying

Women have a lot to adjust to when they become mothers, one of which is their new body image. Just ask me. I went swimsuit shopping last week. After joining a local gym with an aquatics center, I realized that my swim bottoms from last year were falling apart. (It’s always a self-esteem booster when
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Three Happinesses: Spring Break Edition

Three Happinesses: Spring Break Edition

It’s once again that time of the week to reflect back over the last seven days and consider three happinesses–moments that brought joy to my week. This week’s happinesses came courtesy of Spring Break. Thankfully Spring appears to be in full bloom, which made the fact that we stayed in Northern Indiana instead of traveling
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MoveOutSkills: A guide to age-appropriate chores

Move Out Skills: A guide to age-appropriate chores

Will and Jen Miller’s daughter may only be five years old, but for the last year she has been doing chores around the house. Sure, she is still a preschooler, but they know she is capable of taking on certain responsibilities and they understand the importance of getting her involved and learning life skills at
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MInimalist Parenting: A guide to enjoying life more by doing less

Minimalist Parenting: A guide to enjoying life more by doing less

Whether you consider yourself a tiger mom, helicopter parent or attachment advocate, one thing is certain: this parenting gig isn’t easy. We are bombarded from every angle with an onslaught of information. Whether it’s over-extending in-laws, well-intentioned friends or always-on social media outlets, parents today feel more pressure than ever to be perfect. But in
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Three Happinesses: Shin Splints, Goodnight Gallilla & Siblings

Three Happinesses: Shin Splints, Goodnight Gallilla & Siblings

What makes you happy? It’s that time of the week again to look back and consider your three happinesses–three things that brought a smile to your face and joy to your heart over the last seven days. As I discussed in last week’s inaugural Three Happinesses post, it’s easy as mothers to get bogged down
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Photo Share: Baby Bumps

Photo Share: Baby Bump

Baby bumps come in all shapes and sizes. And that’s what makes this photo share so much fun. A few weeks ago, we put a call out for pregnant belly photos. The pictures could be past or present, small or large, sweet or silly. We received a great variety of sizes and perspectives. Thank you
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Video Birth Story: A Peaceful Twin C-Section

Video Birth Story: A Peaceful Twin C-Section

“In the movies, pregnant women typically find out they’re in labor when their water suddenly breaks and releases a huge puddle at the most inopportune time- such as eating in a fancy restaurant or while hailing for a cab in the midst of rush hour,” said Sunny Gault, about her third pregnancy. “‘Real life’ isn’t
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