My Experience with Preeclampsia

You won’t find any pictures of me pregnant on facebook or instagram. Zero. There was one that a friend posted, but I deleted it because it makes me cry just looking at it, even two years later sans baby hormones. Why? Well, I was huge quite frankly. HUGE. Not pregnant huge, but preeclampsia huge. Don’t…

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Learning To Budget (When You’ve Never Had To)

Budgeting is just part of life right? Well, for me this is somewhat of a first. I was blessed to grow up in a household that didn’t worry to much about money. Don’t get me wrong, my parents worked very hard to get to where they are today, and budgeted quite a bit when they…

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The Stage You’re in is the Hardest

Motherhood never ceases to amaze me. I keep waiting for something to “click” and for life to settle down. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but I always feel like I am waiting for something. I console myself by saying “it will get easier when *insert thing I think will make my life a…

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Baby-Led Weaning: A Year in The Life

At my baby’s six-month checkup about a year ago (hold on, I’ll finish when I stop crying over how big my baby is) I was all geared up to speak to her doctor about starting solids. I couldn’t wait to humble-brag about how I was going to make her all-organic -homemade food in my fancy…

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Working From Home Part Two: Learning to Accept Help

In my last post I talked about the pros and cons of working from home, and the challenges it presents. Overwhelmingly the biggest issue for me right now is time. It was relatively easy to get the work done I needed to when she was napping three times a day for an hour and a…

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Toddler Approved Eggplant Parmigiana with Gianna

About a year ago the priest at our parish gave a homily on why abstaining from meat on Fridays is still a good practice. Mostly, I ignored his advice because I love meat, and made excuses for why it was just to hard for our family. However with Lent fast approaching, my husband and I…

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