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When I found out I was pregnant I was also being offered a promotion. Fearing being reconsidered due to pregnancy (however illegal that may be), I dove head first into the new position. Instead of reading about all things newborn, I was reading the latest United States Pharmacopeia.

I knew about taking care of children because I babysat from a young age, but I didn’t know what to expect with my very own newborn. So if I had a...

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Our journey to minimalism really started about two months after I gave birth to our second son, Miles. It should have been one of the happiest most fulfilling times of my life, but it instead was filled with anxiety, stress, and doubt. I wasn't present. I was constantly cleaning up a mess my 2-year old had made, attempting to cook some complicated meal, doing piles of laundry, planning workouts and ways to get back to my pre-baby weight and...

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Everyone and their mama told me that their body was never the same after having children. It makes sense. Your body stretches out to the size of a Guinness World Record sized watermelon while you carry a human being for nine months. You step on the scale at every doctor’s appointment and just shrug as you see the numbers go up, but you drive through Chick-fil-a and get that #1 with a sweet tea and a chocolate chip cookie right after anyway....

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In my breastfeeding journey, I have learned a few things. Here are the top five things no one told me about breastfeeding:

1) Breastfeeding is Hard

I was one of those career focused pregnant moms who never took time to consider the details of breastfeeding.

It’s “natural” so it must be intuitive, right? WRONG. The only intuitive breastfeeding notion I had was to allow my newborn to immediately nurse....

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Pregnant with Twins!

This is not my first pregnancy rodeo. I have a two-year-old and a three-year-old, but this is the first time that there has been more than one in my uterus at the same time trying to beat me into submission. It’s an incredible feeling to join this exclusive club of moms of multiples, but pregnancy with multiples is definitely different than pregnancy with a singleton and not always in the ways you might think...

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