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Holy flippin moly. It sure was a wild ride.

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Friends, it’s been quite the year. I celebrated my first year of motherhood. I watches as my baby morphed into a toddler. I lived through a category five cyclone and

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Six awesome reads for new or expecting moms

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Need a gift idea for a new mom or mom-to-be?   Hopefully you’ve got your Christmas shopping finished already – I hate to think of you stressed and scurrying about

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Raising my babies in a bamboo hut

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By Lori Vernon, The Vernon Journal   Yup, I really do live in a hut, complete with bamboo walls and a grass roof.   My husband and I are Americans

Little tidbits: postpartum recovery

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[About postpartum recovery: part 3 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my 100th blog post.]

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the first year: mama’s greatest journey

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By Rachel, Panoramic Playground   When you are pregnant with your first baby, one of the most common pieces of advice you receive is to enjoy every moment of the

Little tidbits: labor and giving birth

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[About labor and giving birth: part 2 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my 100th