Beautifully Illustrated Books for Children

Beautifully Illustrated Books for Children

As a parent to 4 kids, I've read a lot of books. I'm a big fan of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program available at many local libraries. We are 65 books away from finishing up my 2nd kid's final tally sheet and getting her program t-shirt! Before I became a...

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What Snowflakes Can Teach About Waiting

Today marks the winter solstice. Shortest day, longest night of the year. From here til mid-June, it can only get brighter from here. It can seem like such a long wait when we're in the middle of the darkness, though. (I don't do well with the time change and darkness...

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Tis The Season For Giving

One of the most important lessons we hope to instill in our kids is having a compassionate and generous heart for others. What better time than during the Christmas season to spread some joy and cheer? Even though my kids are on the younger side, I've tried to lead by...

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A Doula Goes To The Dentist

I've heard there are these mythical people who go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings and never have cavities or other issues with their teeth. I'm not one of those people.   The other day, I found myself yet again in the dentist's chair getting patched up...

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12 Things to Remember…

...during the first 12 weeks postpartum. Inspired by this post, I decided to expand on the idea to create a visual guide for the 4th trimester, otherwise known as the first 3 months postpartum. It's a blur of hormones, interrupted sleep, adjusting to either a whole...

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“Everything is Awful And I’m Not Okay”

A few months ago, I happened upon an inspiring blog post from Eponis | Sinope titled, "Everything is Awful and I'm Not Okay". If you've ever dealt with overwhelming moments in life or more serious bouts of anxiety/depression, a lot of these points may resonate with...

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