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play-based preschool

Preschool Is For Play

Before I dive in, our past experiences and intuition inspired our preschool decision. As long as the preschool loves and cares for your child, at the end of the day there’s unlikely to be an insurmountable difference between balanced, academic, or play-based preschool. (Read about the differences here.) We chose a play-based preschool for our […]

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fed is best

Fed Is Best

This blog doesn’t serve to diminish breastfeeding but rather to share other options out there because when it comes to our children, fed is best. Two years ago, I gave birth to my first child, Henley. It also happened to be World Breastfeeding Week. During that first week, I struggled to breastfeed and found myself […]

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father's day gift guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

When I think back on Father’s Day as a child I remember my Dad grilling hamburgers outside, playing t-ball at the park, and showering him with homemade cards. My sisters, mom, and I spent most of the day with my dad. In comparison, on Mother’s Day it was basically leave Mom alone except for the […]

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co-sleepers

The Accidental Co-sleepers

Back in 2015, as a soon to be first-time mom, I was a Google machine. One of my many research topics was safe sleep. I knew all the rules: baby on her back, nothing in the crib, a flat mattress, and no co-sleeping. And when it came to baby safety even this free spirit was […]

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only want one child

I Only Want One Child

After getting married the question no one is afraid to ask is, “When are you going to have a child?” In 2015, after announcing we were expecting a little girl the madness ended. Or so I thought. At Henley’s first birthday, that dreadful question clawed back into my life as, “When are you going to […]

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