To-go box

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Guys, it happened. My worst nightmare. OK, that’s dramatic, but it is something I have been dreading/hoping wouldn’t happen to me! Up until this week, we have been very fortunate to have a well-behaved child at restaurants and other social events.

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Available for rent

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Matt and I were walking through a supply store the other day when we saw a sign that read “available for rent.” We both took notice and looked at each other. We laughed knowing we were thinking the same thing, “This

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Moms can hang, too

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Before my daughter was born, I remember vowing to myself I wouldn’t subscribe to the idea you can’t do something because of having a baby. I knew families who claimed to never go to brunch or venture out beyond a

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Hold her!

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I heard a podcast the other day discussing fulfilling your calling. Andy Stanley—the speaker—spoke frankly of the change that can occur when you choose to invest in something of importance. I’m paraphrasing here, but he basically said it would take

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Stress is a thief

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I really don’t like to pull the hormonal card, but for once, I am hoping I can place some blame on the emotional whirlwind that is pregnancy. I’m not sure this is even related to pregnancy hormones, but I am

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How many weeks?

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You know what I think I just realized? I still haven’t shared the gender of our second baby, even though we have known for weeks! Is that correct? I think it is! Sadly, this is not surprising to me, and

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Sliced bread

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OK, I know it’s a little drab when someone goes on and on about their kid. I remember when I started blogging for P&N, and someone said to me, “It’s great to have an outlet to brag on baby.” She

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Jeans too tight

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Even though my pregnancies were pretty much back-to-back, I still forgot about some of the unfortunate things ladies go through—most notably, the “not pregnant enough to wear maternity clothes/nothing feels comfortable/the seasons are changing, so there’s no point in buying

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A letter to the baby on her first birthday

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Well, Funky B, you’re a year old. I don’t know how this happened, but here we are. You’re no longer a baby (although, like it or not, you’ll always be the baby). I thought we had agreed that you’d stay

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Childcare crunch

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While pregnant with my daughter, childcare was a topic I said I would “get to eventually.” I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to return to work after maternity leave, so the bulk of weekly hours were taken care of.

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