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My 2 BFP Stories

My 2 BFP Stories

I love, love, love hearing about how other mamas found out they were pregnant. Since it’s very personal to some, I don’t go out of my way to ask, but I think it’s so neat to find out about how people find out they are expecting a little bundle of joy. I have two sons [...]

Autism: Alternative Therapies

Autism: Alternative Therapies

You can read about our son’s autism diagnosis here and the process of beginning services here. Brody was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 16 months old. Very young for an autism diagnosis, but as it turns out, it was spot on. The developmental pediatrician gave us hope and said that with the right services and a [...]

Self-Weaning Before a Year

Self-Weaning Before a Year

When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought about my pregnancy every second of the day and probably the night too. I thought about my cravings, how big my bump was getting, what his nursery would look like, registering, what his name would be, who would be in the hospital with me and [...]

Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

I found a post on Pinterest last summer that inspired me to begin “eating clean.” It basically was a blog post full of simple swaps for your diet that can help you eat healthier and cleaner. Since I was on summer vacation at the time, I was indulging in ice cream, fried foods and too [...]

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

I found this recipe on Pinterest over a year ago and it’s become a meal that I make in any season and have brought to many different parties and dinners. It makes a huge amount, so make sure you have room in your fridge or freezer for leftovers. In fact, I halve the original recipe [...]

Annabelle’s Rainbow Dash Birthday

Annabelle’s Rainbow Dash Birthday

Mama Say What?! mama Jessica is definitely my hero! Her sweet daughter Annabelle recently turned three-years-old and surprised her mama with a request for a Rainbow Dash birthday party. Read on about how Jessica pulled it all together with a four-week-old baby girl by her side…I know, right?! Rainbows were the theme of his party [...]

Autism: Receiving Services

Autism: Receiving Services

Brody was 16 months old when he was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, which is a disorder on the autism spectrum (read about how we got his diagnosis here). The doctor called it a “mild form” of autism. His hopes were that with the appropriate services, Brody would start to make more progress and “catch up” and [...]

Go-To-Gifts: Bridal Shower Wine Basket

Go-To-Gifts: Bridal Shower Wine Basket

I recently attended a bridal shower and brought a gift that was a HIT! It’s, of course, fine to buy off of the registry. The bride and groom-to-be created it themselves and chose items they know they’d want, but surprising them with a gift that they weren’t expecting was way more fun and this might [...]

Saving Money While Raising Kids - What Works for Mary Ellen

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Mary Ellen

After reading Michelle’s original post on how they save money, I thought that I would share some of the ways that we also save money. Money for sure doesn’t grow on trees and I can think of very few families these days that don’t have to watch their wallets. Here are some things that our [...]

L’s Monster First Birthday Party

L’s Monster First Birthday Party

Cassie’s little man recently celebrated his first birthday. How time flies! She did an amazing job creating a super cute and DIY-friendly monster themed party in blue and green for her little monster. Her creativity and crafty flair are truly an inspiration for mamas looking to throw a handmade and fun birthday party for their [...]