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Mom Advice Pregnancy

When To Start Trying

April 11, 2017
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This is so personal and different for everyone, so sadly I can’t give you a magic recipe for when to start, but these are some of my litmus tests for when I knew I was ready.

  • I was ready to sacrifice. We all know having a baby changes everything (and I’m not just talking about your vajayjay). I knew I was ready when the idea of missing a beach trip or awards party didn’t seem like such a sacrifice. Little did I know it would also mean giving up daily showers and peeing alone for a while, but whatever.
  • Actively risking it. This is the “you’re not trying but you’re not NOT trying” stage. I affectionately refer to this as ‘actively risking it’. When you’re ready to roll the dice, you damn well better be ready!
  • Aunt Flo Blues. I started getting secretly sad when I got my period. Not sad because I couldn’t wear my awesome white spandex onesie or swim with the sharks, but because it was one more month to wait for my little love.

These are some of the emotional factors; of course there are financial, biological, lifestyle and logistical ones too. Only you know when you’re ready, and don’t let anyone pressure you into starting a family before you’re ready. Ultimately it’s your life that changes the most radically, so be on your own timeline, girlfriend.

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Go Go Baby Gadgets

Hey mommas! Still wondering what to do with those lingering gift cards hanging around from the holidays? Here’s my list for mom-to-be and new mom must haves! I personally own these items and can attest to the fact that each has given me a…

April 5, 2017
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Mom Advice Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

BROTHERLY LOVE (ISH)

One of the (many) things that I was worried about when pregnant with Levi was how Jagger would respond to his new brother. Would he be jealous and aggressive? Would he be loving and helpful? Would he try to flush him down the toilet?…

January 24, 2017
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Mom Advice Pregnancy Second baby

Labor Take 2

So the good news is that labor the second time around was definitely easier. Finally something about pregnancy that people didn’t lie about! (Glowing for 9 months my ass..) I had a radically different labor experience this time. I think it’s because I was…

January 3, 2017
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Birth Plan

When I was around twenty weeks pregnant with my first born, I became obsessed with finding the perfect stroller. I had narrowed it down to a select few but couldn’t pull the trigger on “the one”. So naturally, when I saw a woman walking…

December 26, 2016
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Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

Last Day’s Date Night

Scott and I have a ritual that I think is one of the greatest things we do. For the days before I’m set to deliver, Scott and I go out on a dinner date- every night. It could be just for ice cream or…

December 20, 2016