Author Archive | Anne

Gratitude

Passing On Gratitude This Thanksgiving Season

It’s the time of year where “giving thanks” is the norm. Well, at least talking about being thankful. Most days we don’t spend our time thinking about all our blessings, but there are so many things to be grateful for – health, home, family…just to name a few. I could go on and on!

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Surviving Bedrest - How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Surviving Bedrest – How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Bedrest can seem EXTREMELY daunting. Every November 22nd, I remember the day that bedrest began for me… During my twin pregnancy, I knew that carrying two babies increased my chances of going on bedrest. While it was always in the back of my mind, I prayed it wouldn’t actually happen. As my belly grew bigger […]

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Taking Time for YOU

Taking Time for YOU

We all need a brief “break” from being a mom to help us remember who we are so we can continue to love ourselves and then love our families. While it’s easier to have a break away from home, here are some things I have been trying to add into my life on a regular […]

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The Short Baby Phase

The Short Baby Phase

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I want a baby” uttered? Or how often has someone asked to hold your baby or told you how sweet your baby is? Baby fever is all over (especially when you are trying to have one yourself). I remember the days of holding friends’ babies, while longing […]

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Kindness Matters - Small Acts Make a Big Difference

Kindness Matters – Small Acts Make a Big Difference

Life is hard. Parenting is hard. There have been so many moments since becoming a mom where other people’s words and actions really impacted me. Unfortunately most of those were in negative ways. I know many of the comments weren’t intentionally meant that way, but sometimes people don’t realize how their words can alter a […]

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sleep

Who Needs Sleep?!?

Anyone else feel like they will never sleep again?? Between pregnancy insomnia, newborn feedings, crazy busy days, and the months (possibly years) until your baby sleeps through the night, sleeping well can seem like a distant memory. Most of the time exhaustion is my new normal these days, but every once in a while, usually […]

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Sending Your Baby Off To School

Sending Your Baby Off To School

I can only begin to imagine how I’ll feel when my girls are old enough to start school. For now, I am flooded with the thoughts of parents around me. After pouring so much of yourself into your child the past four or five years, it is such a transition to think about sending them […]

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