Why you probably shouldn’t trust a blogger…

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I am not usually one for sweeping generalizations; in fact, I used to make the papers of my former students bleed purple ink if I ever saw statements like, In today's society, everyone believes that women are more emotional than men. The horror. There is so much wrong with that sentence.  First, what to which other society is the writer referring? Yesterday's society did not believe that Continue Reading

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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Well, what do you know.  I've been nominated by the lovely Tarynn at Mama By Fire for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  How fun! Tarynn and I connected through one of the best blogging groups around and I must say, she's pretty fantastic.  She's much better with social media than I am and usually posts some of the most intriguing links over on her Facebook Page.  She is candid and Continue Reading

What little bear wore (Gigi Babies Review)

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I've had a conflicting relationship with Jon-Jons ever since I found out we were having a boy. Smocked outfits for girls are adorable.  From the colorful fabrics to the tiny, perfectly embroidered details, each special dress screams, "I'm so girly and fun.  The price of this outfit is ridiculous, but the stinging price will be a small sacrifice for a lifetime of perfectly styled Continue Reading

Brown Bear Birthday decor details (Abby Reese Design Review)

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**I received the Brown Bear Party Package in compensation  for an honest review. All of these opinions are my own** Confession...I just took down Little B's birthday decorations...and it wasn't just because I'm too lazy, or overly sentimental. It's a little of that...but it's more the fact that the birthday decor was everything I wanted to make B's day extra special. In full disclosure, it Continue Reading

Letter to my one year old

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Bennett, I had a grand vision of what the night before your very first birthday would be. Bath time would be magical; I’d cry a few tears at one of the last times I’d ever nurse you to sleep; we would read a book; and I would put you gently in your crib as you slept soundly until the morning. This grand vision did not come true.  When I drew your bath, you crawled away furiously and Continue Reading

Happy bear-thday! (Friday link ups)

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We are exactly 2 days away from the Bear's birthday.  I. Cannot. Believe. It. What a great year; parenting is way more than I ever thought it could be.  I'll reserve my gushy thoughts for my 1 year letter to the little man.  But TODAY, I bring you 5 bits of randomness just for fun. 1. The "bear-thday" party decor is done.   My house has been decorated for a few days at the Continue Reading

My Coffee Shop Confession (Guest Post)

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So excited for Tammy of Blithe, a blog, to guest post today.  She is such a gifted writer and she is so incredibly inspiring.  I hope you love her words as much as I do! My Coffee Shop Confession It was over the best (although semi-cold) latte ever and a laptop that wouldn't stay charged (unless it was plugged in at all times) that I confessed to a random stranger one of the greatest Continue Reading

What I worried about before I gave birth…

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irWe have officially entered Little Bear's birthday week...which means it has been a year since I gave birth to my first child. Part of my disbelief at this year marker is the fact that I...gave birth. And it was a year ago. And I have extremely salient memories as if I live somewhere inside of the delivery room at all times. My husband likes to laugh and suggest that I was like Brooklyn Continue Reading

5 easy steps to go overboard in birthday party planning

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When little Bear was around 3 weeks old, I sat in the cozy gray glider in the corner of his nursery at some God-forsaken hour in the middle of the night. As I rocked with my little guy, I began to think about--his first birthday party. I started a secret board pinning dozens of images for the brown bear theme that I was dreaming about in my head. It all seemed quite magical.  And Continue Reading

It’s not your fault

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You woke up this morning with joyful anticipation--hoping to see that little pink plus sign. You've been trying to have a baby for what feels like your entire life. You've wondered if you'll be buying little pink bows or tiny blue bow ties.  After viewing the endless stream of proud parents litter your Facebook newsfeed for a few years, you're ready to have a few pictures to post yourself.  You Continue Reading