Preparing for a new baby {and counting down the days}

We expect baby Lucas to arrive sometime in the next one-and-a-half to three weeks, which means we're finalizing last-minute preparations for his birth and trying to remember just how tiny a new baby is! While I've definitely become a baby minimalist over the years (this time around, we don't have any baby gear except the Rock 'n…

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Cherishing the fleeting baby days

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Colief. All opinions are 100% mine. The birth of our youngest daughter almost five years ago changed me in so many ways: She healed my heart after our 3rd miscarriage. I learned to cherish the moments rather than just survive. And...I became a coffee…

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On Pumping and Bottles, Formula and Shame

As I type this, I am currently attached to a hospital grade double breast pump, listening to the rhythmic sounds of the pump as my milk fills the bottles. In some ways, the journey to this place has been a whirlwind, well off the path I planned to take. But in hindsight, I can see…

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{Tea} Favorites: 8 Flavored Teas for Your Next Cuppa

A couple of months ago, I shared my new-found love of tea, especially as the nursing mom of a new baby. Today, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite teas with you. I've been buying a lot of my teas on Amazon because I save an extra 20% with my Amazon Prime +…

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A Day in the Life…Homeschooling & Working with a Baby

Since I get the question "How do you do it all?" often, I thought I would give you a glimpse into a normal day in our home. I say this not with false humility but in all seriousness: right now I don't feel like I'm getting anything done, and that's with my husband home full…

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{Baby} Favorites: Baby Products I Love

Although it's "only" been four years since our youngest daughter was born, it seems like there's a whole new world of baby items available. I've never been a fan of gadgets like wipe warmers or tons of different baby gear, and I'd like to think I'm fairly minimalist as a new mom, but I have…

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Safe Babywearing from the Beginning

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As a working mom, I've struggled in the past with frustration and even depression when I felt like I was sacrificing time with our new babies because I had work to do and deadlines to meet, which is why an actual maternity leave was so important to me this time around. But just because Jackson's…

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Introducing Jackson Jeremiah Ehman!

I included a short birth announcement in the Weekend Reading post a couple weeks ago, but so many people have emailed or commented that they missed the announcement that I figured it was time to make an official announcement and share a few more pictures! (You'll also find a ton of pictures on Instagram; I…

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Dear Readers… + Desktop Calendar {November 2013}

To download the image above to use as your desktop wallpaper, simply click the image (or this link: November 2013 Desktop Calendar) and choose Save Link As… Then, open the picture, right click and choose Set as desktop background. Dear Readers... I'm scheduling this post (like many others during this month) ahead of time so…

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How to Start Working from Home with Babies and Children

The following guest post is from Sarah Parsons of HelpMeetYourGoals.com: Starting a new business or stay at home work venture at any time can be a daunting task. Add in a new baby and/or small children, and you have taken daunting to a whole new level. Give yourself permission to learn as you go --…

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