Feeding A Family

November 24, 2017

I’ve always had an interest in trying to find the best sources of food. I have tried to prioritize the quality of the meat we consume and part of how I do this is by eating less meat, but spending the same amount on it. I particularly enjoy Primal Pastures. They are based in Temecula, CA & are vey dedicated…

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Clogged Ducts

November 22, 2017

Oof. Send help! Dealing with another clogged duct over here. This is the fifth clog we’ve had, so at least I don’t panic when I realize what’s happening. Clogged ducts are super common for breastfeeding mamas. They happen when milk isn’t removed often enough, or if you wear restrictive clothing. In this case, I think it was from Grace. She…

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Daylight Saving Time

November 6, 2017

WHY is this even a thing we still observe? I was never a fan of Daylight Saving Time, but now that I’m a parent… forced to wake up an hour earlier with my already early rising baby?   This is torturous! Getting up at 5AM and Grace fortuitously chose to stop loving her activity center, so I’ve been keeping her…

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Teeth

November 4, 2017

Oh, the joys of teething! Grace has just popped out her SIXTH tooth. It coincided with the 9 month sleep regression so car rides have been positively torturous for all involved parties. We’ve been doing our best to stay close to home and walk rather than drive whenever possible. She’s been fighting sleep in all forms, and biting me regularly…

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So, You Want A Natural Birth.

November 2, 2017

First thing to clarify is what do you mean by natural? If you mean a non-medicated, vaginal birth then you have come to the right place! I should start by saying that I am in no way an expert on the topic! You should definitely talk to a birth professional before you make any big decisions. I’m just a woman…

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Currently…

October 27, 2017

Watching: The Keepers, on Netflix. It’s an amazing true crime story that I can hardly stop watching! I’m right in the middle of the series. I also regularly have either Gilmore Girls, or The Office running as background noise, depending on how I’m feeling/who else is around. GG is generally for when I’m by myself, hah! Reading: Okay Love In…

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Getting Your Baby To Sleep

October 26, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA   Alternate titles that would be far more appropriate for this post: Get Used To Letting Your Baby Rule All Things Cosleeping: A Love/Hate Story This Too Shall Pass Early on in our parenting journey, we felt were making lots of progress toward getting Grace to sleep on her own. Even in the crazy newborn stage, I would feed…

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The Dreaded Monday

October 24, 2017

Yiiiiikes! Was yesterday a Monday, or what? The day started with a diaper blowout of epic proportions. I’ll spare all of the gory details, but I will just say that I am now an expert in stain removal from cowhide rugs! Sadly the blowout occurred in Grace’s amazing activity center, which meant that my favorite ring of neglect was out…

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Currently…

October 23, 2017

  Watching: Walk The Line – I love the combination of a real story and good music. Throw in all the mid-century fashions and hairstyles and I am SOLD, folks! Reading: Love In The Time of Cholera on my phone and Why Won’t You Apologize in real book form. Co-sleeping means I spend at least 30 minutes every night reading…

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Grace’s Birth Story, Part Two!

October 20, 2017

Much to Brian’s dismay, my nap was just a little shy of two hours, and he didn’t get more than ten minutes of rest before the contractions woke me back up. After three surges, Brian knew it was time to call Ali back in. They were much more intense than before! By now I was moaning through them, and I started…

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