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50 Tiny Resolutions For Busy Moms

Ahhh… New Year’s resolutions. By this point, you may be keeping yours or you may have already given up. I have been guilty of making huge, sweeping resolutions. You know the kind: “This is the year I will ___________.” (Write a book, drop 25 pounds, stop complaining…) Um…. no, no and no. Those things did […]

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Five Ways to Save Money on Baby Formula

I know that breastmilk is called liquid gold but if you’ve ever paid for baby formula, you may think liquid gold is what you’re buying. According to some estimates the typical cost of a month’s supply of formula is close to $200, with a yearly cost close to $2,000. A recent study by the Centers […]

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Safe Sleep Options After the Rock’n Play Recall

This post has been edited, we removed Docatot because it is not safe for sleep. Always use manufacturers guidelines when it comes to their product. Thanks for reading! Last spring, pregnant with baby number three, my cell phone began to ping rapidly, indicating a stream of text messages. In April Fisher-Price recalled the hugely popular […]

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Book Recommendations for Busy Moms

Reading As Self-Care Moms are busy. Summer is gone, along with extra time for fun and activities galore. Finding time to read as busy mom is hard–you can find yourself lucky to page through an old Pottery Barn catalogue at this point of the year. For years I was jealous of people that made summer or yearly […]

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Make World Breastfeeding Week More Inclusive

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held from August 1-7 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. My first child was born on August 1 so that date (and the week) has special significance for me. I fully expected to exclusively breastfeed. A number of factors including pre-eclampsia, a failed induction at 37 weeks, a […]

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Making Time to Read for Busy Moms

Books have helped me survive some of the tough days of early motherhood (I have a 1 and 2 year old). Yet when I recommend favorite reads to other moms they often respond “oh, I don’t have time!” At the end of 2018 President Obama released a list of his favorite books of the year, […]

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Irish Wisdom for Your Mom Life

As St. Patty’s Day approaches it is an ideal time to look to the Irish for timeless wisdom as applicable to our family lives now as it was centuries ago. There’s a reason Irish proverbs have survived the test of time; they offer deep insights wrapped up in memorable, often funny and lyrical phrases. Here […]

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5 Sanity Saving Tips for Rowhouse Living with Kids

DC rowhouses offer a living experience with character: beautiful brick, old-world details, turrets, and unique trim. They also offer a challenge for those of us living with small children: steep staircases, little storage, and so many hard surfaces. Six months into our rowhouse living experience my husband and I have discovered some tips and tricks […]

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