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Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

When I was a child, we always had at least one dog. I loved playing ball with them, snuggling with them, hiking with them, really doing anything at all with them. Some of my happiest childhood memories included our dogs. Late in 2006, I moved into my first apartment on my own. Shortly after, I [...]

Traveling with Breast Milk

Traveling with Breast Milk

When my little man was just shy of four months old, I had to go on a four-day, three-night, work trip from New Hampshire to Colorado. We were exclusively breastfeeding, and I knew to maintain my supply, I would have to pump while away. I had debated what to do with the milk I would [...]

Little Man’s Birth Story

Little Man’s Birth Story

Little Man’s Birth Story Mama: April M. Stats: 7lbs 2oz Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I’ll never forget my OB saying: “Your estimated due date (EDD) is December 25.” Don’t get me wrong, everyone likes Christmas gifts, but I was hoping my little guy would not be part of the [...]

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

Shortly before little dude turned a year old, I was introduced to the ‘cake smash’ photo session. I loved the idea and started to research my area for a photographer who offered this type of session. I found two professional photographers in my area, neither of which charged under $200 for the session. I’ve heard [...]

Finding a Reliable Sitter

Finding a Reliable Sitter

As a single mama, ‘me’ time is difficult to come by, but very important. Over the last year I have thankfully found a group of very reliable sitters who I trust my son with completely. I ran trials with multiple sitters, and finally narrowed my group of trusted sitters down to four. The following are [...]

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

No one gets married expecting a divorce. No one has a child with their partner expecting to be a single parent. Sometimes, life has other plans. For me, becoming a single parent was more difficult than becoming a parent in the first place. I suddenly found myself with half the income, half the childcare and [...]

Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote Review and Giveaway!

Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote Review and Giveaway!

Now that little man is a bit older, I am trying to move away from carrying a diaper bag. I was given a Thirty-One tote to review, and have spent the last three weeks using the Organizing Utility Tote in the bright, colorful Island Damask print. There are seven pockets on the outside of the [...]

Our Long Awaited Allergy Diagnosis

Our Long Awaited Allergy Diagnosis

When Little Man was about 18 months old, his father was concerned about his watery eyes. Given his history with blocked tear ducts and a perpetual case of the sniffles, I was not concerned, but agreed to let his father take him to see an allergist. After the insurance debacle of referrals and finding a [...]

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

I love how quick this meal is to make, and the cost is minimal. I also love how much my toddler loves it! Ingredients: 20 oz bag frozen pre-cut squash, $1 at Market Basket 14.5 oz can of chicken broth, $0.65 at Hannafords (I buy reduced sodium) 14.5 oz can of sliced carrots, $0.50 at [...]

Little Partners Learning Tower

Little Partners Learning Tower

I picked up a Little Partners Learning Tower about four months ago. We adore it, but there are definitely some pros and cons. As a single mom, it is the only way I am able to cook dinner for Little Man and myself without a) a whiny boy pulling on my leg the entire time or [...]