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The “Firsts” of Adoption

When I met my children, they were 15 months old. I wasn’t there the first time my daughter crawled or the first time my son walked. I don’t know if they sucked their thumbs, when they first sat up, or when they rolled over. I don’t even remember some of the milestones for which I […]

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Gifts for the Columbus Foodie

Gifts for the Columbus Foodie

Wondering what to get someone who is the ultimate Columbus foodie?  Here are a few ideas I know they would love!  If you’re anything like me, food is a big part of the holiday season!  Not only do I love to indulge in all of the yummy treats, but I also find food and food-related […]

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Lessons From My Baby: A One Year Reflection

I just had a baby, and we are already celebrating a year! How does that even happen?! They say time flies when you’re having fun! Well, it also flies when you’re running on fumes because you’ve gotten very little sleep.  Yeah, that seems more accurate!  You really lose all sense of time as a parent. […]

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Living by your Priorities

Newborn Stage In the first few moments after our son arrived, I wept huge fat tears of joy, relief, and release.  He was here!  He was healthy!  For a person who likes to plan and prepare for the worst, I had worried about every pregnancy symptom nonstop, but barely allowed myself to envision my life […]

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Just Go On The Date

My husband and I are nearing 3 years of marriage, and have a happy and sassy 18-month-old daughter to show for it. Said daughter is remarkably demanding, a ton of fun, and absolutely exhausting. Given that both my husband and I work full time and Annabeth is in daycare every day, we have struggled to […]

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Helping Those with a Child in the NICU

Helping Those With a Child in the NICU

For those of you who might know someone who has a child in the NICU, here are some ways you can help from a former NICU mom. Did you know September is NICU Awareness Month?  I never imagined I would ever have a child in the NICU.  It’s just not something you think about.  However, at my […]

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Make #MomLife the #BestLife

How I Make #MomLife the #BestLife

No doubt about it, #MomLife can be tough at times, but here are some easy ways I make it the #BestLife! If you’re like me, you can barely go a day without seeing the hashtag #momlifeisthebestlife or the “Mom Life, Best Life” quote.  However, at times I’ve recently questioned this popular catch-phrase. Maybe it’s because I stay at home or because […]

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This Is Me: A Chapter In My Story

I have always loved children. As a kid, I dreamed of having a big family of my own. My best friend and I had future plans to start our own preschool. And my husband and I spent the early years of our marriage living abroad to teach at a bilingual school and love on orphaned children […]

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