Okay, so even though I have happily breastfed two babies already (for a year and a half each, no less!), nursing my new little guy the past week has been a new and crazy experience. I’ve been very lucky in the past to have no problem getting my kids to latch on, and doctors have always been amazed at how fast my babies grow under my miraculous “boob juice.” (Yes, I went there…) In fact, while Dexter was happy to go back and forth between bottle and breast,...

Birth stories are hard for me to write, and I’m not entirely sure whether they’re appreciated by the masses or not. But I do try and have a record of everything for my kids’ sakes, as I would hate to have them ask me one day and not be able to remember. That said, I never did get around to writing Dexter’s birth story, though it’s told in bits and pieces in other posts on this site. And with Daniel’s story, I split it into a series of posts that I never actually finished. So I’m not great at these...

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    As you may have seen from my last post, I have just had a brand new baby boy! So the past couple of days have been quite a blur, with little sleep and two young men who miss me terribly at home! So for the past two evenings, Pip and Cheerio have had to come to the hospital in order to see me and their new baby brother, and let me tell you one thing...

Please welcome to the world Chester Henry Robin Reed, our brand new baby boy. Born October 22nd 2014 at 4:03PM. 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 inches long. Don't forget to take our quizzes! What 80s TV Mom Are You? Which Classic TV Mother Are You?...

Sorry. I had to post the video, given the song has been stuck in my head for the last few days. Forgive me. Because I’ve gotta remind you that I’M IN THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (Do do dooo doooooo… do do do do doooooo). If you don’t follow me on social media (and why aren’t you??) you wouldn’t know that I’m due to be induced on Wednesday morning. Yes, that is TWO DAYS from now. D’oh! I’ve been having nothing but issues the last few weeks. I haven’t even had the energy to do my proper...

I don’t often talk about my own experience with miscarriage. I’ve had three in total, and each has hit me hard. When I was growing up, I didn’t want children. I saw myself as career-driven, wanting to make a difference to the world, and I thought kids were annoying and got in the way of life. But it wasn’t long after my 20th birthday that...

When I posted last month’s Siblings Photoshoot, I was not sure if the new baby would arrive or not before this month’s! I’ve been savoring every last second of my two boys being each other’s only brother, but the time is near when we’ll be adding to the brood, and so this particular month is extra special for us. I knew I wanted to do...

One thing we don’t have a lot of with a third baby on the way is disposable income. So when I see that a maternity photo shoot can run into the several hundreds of dollars and only includes photo rights if you’re willing to pay (a lot) extra, I knew that if I wanted to capture any photos of this glorious time of my life, I’d have to do it myself. Neither...

Lately I’ve been feeling like a bit of a crappy mom. My kids are both at the age where they want to play ALL the time, and Pip asks about twenty times an hour, “Mommy, will you play with me?” Being on bed rest and in constant pain makes it hard to get down on his level or to engage for more than a few minutes at a time, and while I try to do what...

Today we’ve got a twofer! That’s two for one on recipes! Sometimes when I am making a nice meaty main, I want to have a couple of sides to go with it. Nothing fancy or difficult (especially if the meat is complicated), but light and healthy and utterly delicious. So last week, when I was making some amazing stuffed pork chops, I decided to make use of...

One thing is for certain when it comes to being an expecting mom – fashion choices are limited. Unless you can afford the big prices, buying clothes that make you feel supported AND fashionable is often difficult. I’ve been lucky enough at times to find great job lots on Ebay, but it’s hit or miss whether those items will do the trick. What’s...

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