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Pregnancy

The Second TRY-mester

I’d made it safely, albeit loudly and dramatically into my second trimester.  I was told by everyone (mostly those whom I hadn’t asked to begin with) that my symptoms would calm down and I would tone down the crazy and that the second trimester was the very best part of pregnancy.  Apparently, there’d be some energy […]

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Parenting, Sleep Stages

Sleep Environments by Stage pt.1

Part 1 in a Series : Bringing Home Baby Infancy Congratulations! You are the proud parent of a brand spankin’ new infant; can you believe they actually let you leave the hospital with one of these? Don’t they know you have no clue what to do next? I mean, if that whole infant car seat […]

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Pregnancy

Out of the Woods

As the magical twelve-week mark approached, I got sicker and crazier.  My love of CrossFit quickly faded into paranoia that I would squat and my baby would fall out, and my once-pristine eating had devolved into eating whatever I could tolerate.  SPOILER ALERT:  It was mostly bagels, Egg McMuffins, Fruity Pebbles, and candy. My doctor […]

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Pregnancy

Oh, The Symptoms

Pregnancy has its moments.  And some of them aren’t fun.  You get sick.  You barf.  You’re tired all the time.  Your emotions are out of whack and you’re no fun to be around.  You get winded just eating a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. Okay, maybe that last one is just me. But still, pregnancy symptoms […]

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Pregnancy

A Positive Result

Ah, there’s nothing like seeing that faint little pink line appear on your pregnancy test.  One day, I’m a married chick with five dogs and a cat and a 12-year-old boy’s sense of humor and the next, I’m about to be someone’s mom. You see, when a man and a woman really love each other—and […]

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Features

Big City Moms Feature Post

A Chat with Supermom Rachel Dacks, Founder & Designer at Cocoongoods Rachel Dacks embraces hard work, whether it’s building furniture, raising her family or creating a business in a male-dominated field. After establishing a successful career in furniture and product design, she launched her own craft children’s furniture company, Cocoongoods. Rachel shared how parenthood influences her […]

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