5 Reminders for the Sleep Deprived Mom (or Dad!)

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My third kid was about two months old and I was TIRED. So very tired. The newborn honeymoon stage had worn off only to be replaced by an accumulation of sleep deprivation. One night, after already being…

A Third Kid is Like...

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"So, how is life with three kids?" is a common question I've been getting these days. It's such an innocent question that I can answer in one sentence or in three hours. And, as with most things…

One of My BEST Postpartum Soreness Tricks

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After having three babies, I've managed to pick up a few tips and tricks when it comes to recovering from childbirth. Because of some complications with a two-vessel umbilical cord, my first baby was…

'Tis the Season...to Not Keep Up with Life

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I like a clean home. Not a spotless clean but a tidy clean. My home is far from perfect or clutter-free but I always felt like I had somewhat of a handle on things. I'm just a person who is usually…

He's HERE! Clayton's Birth Story

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He’s here! He’s here! If you follow any of my social media, you have known that for a few days now that baby Clayton was born on March, 23 at 7:01 pm. He was born three weeks early but is my biggest…

Bed-Resting (Part 1)

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Hey Friends. Polly here. Because I can get a little chatty when I write personal posts like these, I've decided to break this up into two different posts: 1) The backstory to how I ended up on bed…

How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Stored Baby Clothes

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A rumbling-tumbling-jumping belly, achy back, out of breath...all the time, decreased appetite, and hating 95% of clothing can only mean one thing: the third trimester! It's game time baby. The nursery…

Polly's Big News

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Woot woot!! I've been dying to share fun our news with you all.  Today is finally the day! In April, my husband and I will be officially outnumbered by children. You guys. Now that I can openly…

Pacifier, Be Gone!

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The time had come. My 2 year old, pacifier-loving son has reached a point in his manhood that takes much courage. Much strength. Much hardship. It was his time. His time to lose the pacifier. Every…

Seven Things I Swore I'd Never Do as a Parent

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I knew so much more about parenting before I had children. Yes friends, I had it all figured out. I knew the type of mom I'd be, the type of kids I'd raise, the type of foods we eat, the countless…

A Word to the Struggling New Mom

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I recently got together with a sweet friend who has a six month old. It was the first time we had actually talked face-to-face since he was born and the first time I was able to hear firsthand about the…

An Open Letter from a Doula About Her Miscarriage

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Guest post by Holli Best Four years ago this month our family of three experienced a miscarriage. It was my second pregnancy, and we learned we were pregnant around New Years. My confidence was…

11 Healthy Make Ahead Meals for Little Eaters

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My little guy is now 9 months old and pretty much eats what we do at the table. I guess you could say my infant food philosophy falls near the Baby Led Weaning philosophy except that I do make an effort…

2013 Top Ten Posts: Parenting

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  1. Cultivating a Heart that Obeys: Dealing with a Whiny Insolent Child 2. Make Your summer at Home Count 3. Packing a Hospital Bag Printable Check List 4. Three Questions to Ask…

Gift Idea for a New Mom: Nursing Time Box

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Reposted from January 2012 Here's a frugal, easy and useful gift idea for a new mom... A friend of mine had her third baby a few weeks ago and is now at home with the infant and her two other small children.…

Jaw-Dropping, DIY Nursery Decor

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My dear sister is due to have their first baby ANY day now. Poor gal has been instructed to say at home and simply wait. Talk about a long couple of days! She's had a great attitude through her entire…

What to Expect When Transitioning from One Kid to Two

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First of all, I think this post's title is a bit misleading. Each family dynamic is different and there is no formula on what to expect when a major transition happens in your life. That being said,…

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

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We have a great and very thorough guest post today from our friend, Holli. I SO wish I would have read this before my first baby! It would have explained so much of what I was feeling and helped…

Newborn Gear that I'm Loving (The Second Time Around)

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Five Tips to Help a Child's Separation Anxiety

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Thanks so much to our friend, Jess, for guest posting today. After volunteering and working full time in children's ministry for years, Jess has a lot of wisdom to offer on this subject! Take it…

Welcome to the World, Little Tyler!

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As you have probably gathered by now, our little man is finally here! He was born on Monday, April 23 at 9:14 a.m. 7 lbs 3 oz. His arrival couldn't have gone better. I'm not just saying that. I have truly…

Six Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Child

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As I write this post, I am 26 days away from my due date. By the time I actually share this post, it will be even closer. As baby boy gets closer and closer to joining our family, I have been reflecting…

DIY Nursery Decor: Trains!

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With a baby boy on the way in about a month, I have been working hard to get his nursery prepped and ready. Since it was previously decorated for a girl, part of this includes making changes to the room…

10 Things to Do Before the Baby Arrives

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All through this pregnancy I've felt as though I've had plenty of time to get things ready for Baby 2.0. However, as my due date inches closer and closer, I am starting to feel the time crunch. Here…