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Why I Quit Breastfeeding

After six short weeks of painful, confusing, and exhausting attempts to feed my baby, I gave up.  While it wasn’t something I wanted to do, I lacked some important tools to help with the process.  Breastfeeding is natural, but it most certainly isn’t easy.  Here are some pitfalls you can avoid if you plan to breastfeed your baby. Getting […]

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Working On My Own Terms

I knew from a young age that I wanted to have children and stay home to raise them.  Once I got married, that idea started to disappear since we live in Fairfield County and had a mortgage as well as other expenses.  While on maternity leave with my oldest, we ran into some daycare issues […]

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A Year of Firsts

In just a few short days my daughter will begin her first day of first grade. As I prepare for this, I am fully aware that this past year was full of so many firsts already. Her first bus ride and her first homework assignment. The first book that she read completely by herself. The first visit from the tooth fairy […]

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Top Five Easy Yoga Poses for Busy Moms to Do Anytime of Day

Have you had that proud mama elation of doing your best only to oscillate into losing it shortly, thereafter? I admit, it happened to me yesterday. Having recently enjoyed a lovely anniversary night out with my hubby (first time in six months,) I thought I’d struck the perfect balance of staying on an even keel […]

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