Mother of Two (and a half), here we come!

There is no turning back now, Baby Girl is on her way and should be here by the end of the week! As excited/nervous as I am, it also makes me a little sad for Titan that his world is going to be completely rocked. I’m far less sad for Millie (my half child/golden retriever) as she has already survived the arrival of one baby, but Titan really has no idea how much his life is going to change.

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DIY Whimsical Baby Mobile

Less than a month from my due date, and I don’t have a nursery even close to being ready for baby girl. In all honesty, I’m not sure if it will even happen until after baby is born. For someone as neurotic as myself, I guess you could say I’m being extremely relaxed about this whole thing… relaxed, or lazy, take your pick…

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Surviving those Countless Prenatal Appointments with a 2-year-old

When I embarked on this adventure of being pregnant for a second time, I honestly wasn’t sure how my little buddy would handle the many upcoming doctor visits. I also really didn’t want to have to find someone to watch him every time I went in for an appointment. Surprisingly, Titan LOVES going to Mommy’s doctor, and gets excited whenever I tell him we have an appointment. Here are what I believe to be some of the contributing factors…

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Ending the Never-ending Tidying Game

the life-changing magic of tidying up

I will be the first to admit that 2 moves in 4 months is borderline insane. I will also tell you right now, that I don’t really recommend it if you want to remain on good terms with everyone in your life…

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First Year Baby Book

As I am prepping for the arrival of baby girl (about a month and a half left!!), one of the things I’m so excited to do for her is her one-year book…

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Why You Should Take Your Family Hiking

One thing I have really missed doing this summer is hiking. Not that one can’t go hiking when 7 months pregnant, but it is not nearly as enticing. I’m seriously so excited for next year, though, when we can take both of our littles out with us… oh, plus the hairy one, too. There are so many reasons why I love hiking as a family and why I hope to establish a tradition of fun family hikes as our family grows and gets older…

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The Library: My Summer Lifeline

Recently, I traded my 3 days a week hanging out in a cubicle with a view for a job as a full-time kid wrangler/pre-school teacher/diaper changer/chef/financial planner. Or as some like to call it, a stay-at-home mom…

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Puppy Parenthood

We have been dreaming about adding a canine child to our family for a few years. We would look on enviously at the families playing in the park with their furry friends and fantasize of what it would be like to be able to have that for our own children…

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Swimsuits I’m Currently Drooling Over

Since the miracle of becoming a mom, and the hazard it has wreaked on my body (or as I like to call it, my “mom-bod”) I have become obsessed with cute, flattering, full coverage swimsuits. I literally spend hours trying to find the perfect ones to add to my collection…

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