Video: Tips for moms pregnant with number two

Back when I was pregnant with Ricky, I had no worries or qualms about taking care of him. Logistics didn't scare me, baby care didn't rock my world, never sleeping really wasn't a big issue. Now that I'm pregnant with baby number two, I'm realizing that while caring for a baby hasn't changed, we're going to have to adjust ourselves a bit...that is to Read more [...]

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Today the weather was in the 70's for the first time in six months - Helloooooooo springtime in Minnesota! To celebrate this fab weather, we fired up the grill and had fresh brats for dinner. Ricky and I took Lucy for a long walk. We actually ENJOYED the weather. It was amazing. Now, one other thing that I always start thinking about when the weather Read more [...]

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We’re Having A…Girl!

That's right, we found out on Friday that the newest addition to our little family will be a bouncing bundle of PINK! You can imagine my excitement. I LOVE having a little boy - Ricky is the best. But having one of each...oh, my heart goes pitter patter. Especially to think of all the fun little outfits that will soon be invading our home. Because we Read more [...]

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It's been over six years since I was attacked by a stranger outside of my old apartment. And I thought I was completely over it. Apparently, I'm not. This morning my little man got up at five. Just what every mama wants...a crabby, super early riser on Saturday morning. But at our house, we make the best of these things. We got up, had breakfast Read more [...]

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One of the hardest things with having a toddler - well, with having a child of any age, probably - is teaching them to be healthy eaters. It's a big topic in our house right now, mostly because becoming a fully-fledged toddler means my baby boy is making more of his food decisions for himself. So, how do I have a child who eats lots of fruits and veggies, Read more [...]

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The four toys my baby couldn’t live without

Some days, I thank my lucky stars that my baby has certain toys that he's just so infatuated with. Because when we come home from a busy day and need something to keep a meltdown at bay between dinner and bedtime, a toy distraction is key. If we didn't have these amazingly engaging toys, we would be up such a crick without a paddle. It would mean my Read more [...]

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19 Weeks Pregnant: It’s going so fast!

I can't believe we're almost to the halfway point already. And I know that I keep saying it - but this pregnancy is going SO DANG FAST. I was thinking about that a little bit today, and it actually got me a little emotional (which I will one hundred percent blame on my pregnancy hormones....). When I was pregnant with Ricky, it felt like we were just Read more [...]

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