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The Second Time Mom's Hospital Bag

The Second Time Mom’s Hospital Bag

I’ve mentioned that I’m not as prepared for Baby No. 2 (coming early July!) as I was for our daughter. But one thing that is for sure going to be better prepared this time around is my hospital bag. Here’s what’s making the cut for our second trip to the hospital: For Labor & Delivery […]

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I Had a Nervous Breakdown Over Laundry

I Had a Nervous Breakdown Over Laundry

As mothers, we all have our thing that we absolutely hate doing, right? For some, it might be cooking, or vacuuming, or emptying the dishwasher, or doing a craft, or scheduling doctor’s appointments. For me, it is folding and putting away laundry. I know, conceptually, that I can fold an entire basket of clothes during an […]

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Why I'll Be Vacuuming Once My Baby Arrives

Why I’ll Be Vacuuming Once My Baby Arrives

If you’ve ever welcomed a child into your family, you’ve probably heard this advice: Don’t worry about vacuuming for the first several months! And even if you’ve never even babysat a child, you’ve probably also seen the cute, ubiquitous signs urging you to… After all, we need to savor every moment, right? And if you’re […]

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My Best Friend said, "Don't barf."

Don’t Barf

I was so nervous about my first date with my now husband that I was practically sick to my stomach all day.  We were supposed to have dinner, but I knew there was no way I could eat anything, and I didn’t want to be That Girl who goes out to dinner and doesn’t eat […]

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Metro Richmond Zoo

Visiting the Metro Richmond Zoo

During my parents’ recent visit in March, we decided to take advantage of a cool, sunny Saturday and take our toddler to the zoo for the first time. The Metro Richmond Zoo is in Moseley, VA about 25 miles southwest of downtown Richmond. We arrived shortly after opening so that we could take in as […]

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SAYING GOODBYETO THE PACIFIER!

Saying “Goodbye” to the Pacifier

There are two moments that I look back on as the scariest moments so far of my motherhood. The first was almost two years ago when my husband and I drove away from the hospital with our newborn. The second was in late February when I stood in our daughter’s room with a pair of […]

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I didn't want to be a working mom

I Didn’t Want to be a Working Mom

As a child, when I imagined what my future looked like, it included me at home with my kids (or as a princess or prima ballerina, depending on the day). My mom didn’t work regularly outside the home until I was in junior high, and I wanted that life for myself, too. Even as I grew […]

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