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Motherhood

To the Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

I have to write this out, say it out loud and applaud a few special moms living day in and day out the way we all do. Only, they do it differently than I ever did. How? Why am I feeling like giving every single one of these mothers a standing ovation? Two words: Exclusive […]

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Entertainment

A look inside Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm Headquarters

   I am so grateful to Disney for sending me on this all expense paid trip to cover ROGUE ONE, “Star Wars Rebels”, “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and the BluRay release of PINOCCHIO. All opinions are my own. What did you do over the weekend, Bert? Oh, nothing just hung out at Skywalker Ranch […]

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Entertainment

Our 36 Hour Trip to NYC to be on HARRY…with three youngsters.

  Yesterday I shared with you all how Harry Connick Jr and his production crew surprised my family and I by visiting our house last spring. Today, I’m going to tell you the end of the story and the craziness that was our 36+ hour trip to the Big Apple to be on Mr. Connick’s […]

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Featured

It’s time…Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Yesterday morning I sat in a small theater in Minnesota along with fellow members of the media. (Okay time out, I’M CONSIDERED MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!) Our mission was to join together and view an advanced screening of the much anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The agreement was simple: no spoilers, don’t blast it all over social media […]

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Featured Recipes

Quick Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms

This blog post was written in partnership with Stonyfield Organic. As part of Stonyfield’s Yogetter blogger program I write posts that feature Stonyfield products as well as Stonyfield’s partners. I was sent product as a way of being able to write this blog post, however, all of the opinions in here are my own. I […]

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Featured Motherhood

To the Formula-Feeding Mom: An apology

I have breastfed all three of my children. My girls were exclusively breastfed. My son was primarily breastfed, however, due to jaundice and slow weight gain I supplemented with formula for the first six weeks of his life. I have so many friends who have used formula for their babies. I have family members who […]

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Featured

How our family has a Sunday Movie Night Every Week

Every Sunday we have a little family tradition. It’s one that started for my husband and his family when he was a child and perhaps you remember it too. Remember, The Magical World of Disney? Yeah, it aired on Sunday nights. My husband remembers it fondly and as a result he’s started the tradition with our […]

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Childbirth Motherhood

What to expect when you get your first postpartum period

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is a first-time mom about her first period after baby. I’ve done this pregnancy and breastfeeding thing three times now and I have to admit that I kind of forgot how things have changed (especially since the first time was six years ago). If you’re like me […]

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Parenting

Sometimes I feel like I’ve failed at motherhood.

Here is my disclaimer for those of you who may not hear the sarcastic tone in my voice, just imagine it: I do not nor will I ever eat my children the way gerbil mothers eat theirs. Also if this pulls at your heart or feel that another mom may benefit from knowing that she […]