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A Day In The Life – August 2014

As you can read in Our Story, one of the reasons we started this blog was to document. I have said it 1,000 times but time goes SO fast. I think I forget things and moments on a daily basis. So, this is my new little series, which I will probably post every 6 months or so, describing what a day in our life looks like at the current time.

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The Great Toddler Swap

First, I must say I am so excited to be sharing my own voice and thoughts with you again this week. We were so honored to have such an amazing group of guest bloggers in July and then to share our “Happy, Healthy, & Loved” series with all of you a couple of weeks ago. But man, did I miss writing and did I miss this little community!

Anyway, last weekend, we needed some help with N. We were preparing for a garage sale and solely taking advantage of nap time wasn’t going to give us enough time. Seano’s parents are usually first on our list to call for babysitting but they had N twice during the week for various reasons so I didn’t want to ask again. So, I called Chelse and asked if they could take N for a few hours on Saturday and then, in turn, we would take A on Sunday. Continue reading

Decorative Picture Clip Boards

I’m pleased to be sharing a great do-it-yourself project today. As a working mommy, I was looking for a nice way to display family memorabilia at my office. I did a little research and found some ideas for these gems, which I’ve decided to call “Decorative Picture Clip Boards.”close2

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Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars! Part III

We are winding down our “Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars!” series today. It has been so wonderful to share this project with each of you! After posting Part I and Part II, we have loved all of the public and private comments and thoughts you have shared. Thank you for joining with us in an effort to humanize motherhood and promote empathy and compassion for one another. We hope you enjoy our final installment today. So, we now present Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars Part III: Continue reading

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Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars! Part II

Thank you for  coming back today to share in our “Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars!” series. It was so fun to unveil our photo project this week in Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars! Part I. With each corresponding image, we are excited to describe the very personal choices we have made. Also, this is the way we are choosing to address “Mommy Wars” and we are honored to share in this process with you. We hope our images, coupled with the reasons we made these decisions, help to invoke fresh ideas and acceptance for mothers everywhere. We each do things a little differently, but our kiddos still turn out to be happy, healthy, and loved!

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Happy, Healthy & Loved. Stop the Mommy Wars! Part I

It has taken us some time to create this  particular post even though the essence of it is one of the main reasons we launched this blog seven months ago. Our friendship was established with an early and healthy respect for each other’s differing perspectives on marriage, spirituality, careers and life. As you remember reading in Our Story,  we navigated major life events side by side and within close time of one another.

For some reason, as our lives continued to mimic, we felt this overwhelming pressure to measure up to society…and sometimes each other…once we became pregnant within months of one another. As our journeys continued, we quickly realized nearly every decision we were individually making was different than the other’s.

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And We’re Outta Here!

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Well…just until Tuesday! We are headed to Denver to enjoy some much-needed time and adventures with our families. Check out our Facebook page over the weekend to catch some photos of our boys in action. We’ll be back next week with a post we have been thinking about and working on for a LONG time! It’s huge and the epitome of why we started this blog, so don’t miss it! Have a wonderful weekend!

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July Guest Blog Month Reflections

As we start to close our “first ever” guest blogging month, we are filled with ideas, emotions, and motivation! Being connected to the amazing women who offered their thoughts, feelings, and experiences is nothing short of a blessing. We are in awe of their journeys and beliefs, but most of all their willingness to share them with the world.

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Celebrate & Bare that Baby Bump!

Puffy hands. Swollen feet. Raging hormones. Unusual cravings. A belly that lures complete strangers to oooh, awe, and paw combined with the pressure to display it all in a few snapshots. Why do women do it? Why do they bare the baby bump for maternity photos?

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Meet Corrie

After a question from a reader about why so many women are taking maternity photos so seriously these days, we turned to one of our favorite photographers to help us answer this question. Professional photographer, Corrie Lubenow of Corrie L. Photography, is our next Guest Blogger. I cannot wait for you to read what she has to say on this topic. She is a knowledgeable professional and her thoughts are refreshing and intriguing.

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