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4 REASONS TO MAKE MATERNITY PHOTOS A PRIORITY

Pregnancy – it can be a beautiful season. But it can also be laced with challenges for many moms. And for some, body image can be a difficult part of pregnancy. It is for me.    While I know in my heart that my body is doing something amazing – creating life – I also […]

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KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE WHEN THEY ARE HOME ALONE

As moms, a big part of our jobs is keeping them safe.  But as they get older, they may want (and deserve) more autonomy and responsibility. Part of that could mean spending time at home by themselves. (Moms of toddlers – it will be here before you know it.) Perhaps it’s just a short time […]

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THE LOCAL MOM’S GUIDE TO QC SPLASH PADS AND POOLS

Sweet summertime is just around the corner! And as the temperatures continue to rise, there’s no better place to be than in the water.  Luckily for local mommas, we are surrounded by awesome splash pads and pools. For all ages. For all budgets. There are enough options to hit a different place every week. (That […]

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IS YOUR HOME SECURE? 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK

As moms, we worry about a lot of things. Money, sleeping, eating, social interactions, academics, sports, injuries, illnesses … We probably don’t have to go on.  But for many of us, our biggest worries boil down to keeping our family safe and secure. And no where is this need more pronounced than at home. Because […]

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THE 5 STAGES OF BREAKING IN YOUR NEW MOM-MOBILE

It’s been 10 years since I’ve purchased a car. In that time, my husband and I have welcomed two babies into the world and our lives have changed dramatically. And after a painstaking search that included dragging car seats into dealerships and chasing around tiny humans while checking out all the new features, we finally […]

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9 FAVORITE INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR THE NEWBIE

So, you are the proud new owner of an Instant Pot (or another brand of pressure cooker). Maybe you received it for Christmas or picked it up as a special around the holidays.  You aren’t alone. It’s been one of the hottest small kitchen appliances on the market for over a year, and it seems […]

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THE FUTURE IS COOKIE BOSSES

If you are anything like me, you already been approached by a Girl Scout (or 10) to purchase cookies. It doesn’t take much for me to say yes – I’m a sucker for a great cookie (I’ll take a few dozen boxes of Samoas, please.)  But even more, I’m a huge fan of supporting a […]

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MOM’S HOLIDAY “AIN’T HAPPENING” LIST

In December, it’s pretty easy to fill up the calendar,  max out the to-list, and wave our sanity goodbye. But it’s all in the name of CHRISTMAS! The kind of Christmas we see on holiday specials and Instagram feeds. In other words – the perfect kind of Christmas. And as moms, we seem to believe […]

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WHY OUR DAUGHTERS NEED STEM

I believe our daughters can do anything they set their minds to. And I think you believe the same thing.  And that’s one reason that getting our girls interested in STEM from an early age is so important. But first, let’s back up … What is STEM? Science, technology, engineering, and math – or STEM […]

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3 THINGS YOU CAN DO WHEN YOUR FRIEND LOSES HER BABY

One in four women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetime. No one wants to be part of that 25 percent. But two years ago, I became part of that percentage.  Losing our baby was truly heart-shattering. After nearly three months of pregnancy, I was devastatingly NOT pregnant. I spent weeks holed up at home, […]

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