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Reflections on a year of nursing + pumping

Vera turned one yesterday, which means I've been nursing and pumping for one year and one day (and counting) now. And it's been a looooooooong year. I have so many mixed feelings, and I'm sure it will only get more muddled once I've weaned. With that in mind, this post may be a little all… Continue reading Reflections on a year of nursing + pumping

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Traveling with baby: carry-on bag essentials

Travel with babies and toddlers is no joke. I mean, I've only done it once (Vera was almost 10 months old) AND I had my husband and my in-laws with me, but phew! It was serious business. I learned a few things....like how much useless stuff I packed in my carry-on bag. 🙂 That's why… Continue reading Traveling with baby: carry-on bag essentials

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Reflections on My First Mother’s Day

This post was originally published at northeastohioparent.com.  Dear, daughter – I will fail you. I know, I know – I’m supposed to pretend that we have a perfect life and that I am a perfect mom. But I’d rather give you the truth. I will fail you. And also? While I 100% love being your mom, I… Continue reading Reflections on My First Mother’s Day

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What Vera Eats in a Day {10 months old}

A typical day of eats for my 10-month-old  Hi! Hope everyone had a good Monday. Before we dive into it today, I wanted to share a couple links you might find interesting: I'm excited to join the roster of bloggers at Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. You can read my intro post here. I published a new… Continue reading What Vera Eats in a Day {10 months old}

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20 Thoughts I Had While Traveling with My Baby

This post originally appeared on SheintheCle.com.  We recently returned from our first vacation as a family of three. To get there, we flew to Florida and then had to drive another hour or so. Here’s a log of some of my thoughts during the travel to and from our destination. At the airports: Did we really… Continue reading 20 Thoughts I Had While Traveling with My Baby