I Never Thought I Would Care About Breastfeeding

New Mom, Who Dis? I never thought I would care about breastfeeding. My mom had trouble breastfeeding, so I was formula-fed. And as I went into motherhood, I didn’t think that I would be able to breastfeed either. I had fully accepted that before my son was born in January 2016. While it was not […]

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The journey to pregnancy is crazy. Like really crazy. I’ve had two extremely different experiences getting pregnant. The first time around was the experience that I truly believe everyone who wants to be a parent deserves to have. We decided that we wanted a baby, we did some other things required to get pregnant, and […]

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How can such a simple question be so tough to answer?  Here’s the simple answer:  I am a stay-at-home mom and photographer.  But behind that answer are 264,957 other little answers that all contribute to what it is that I do. The idea of what I “do” used to be so easy to answer.  I […]

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I love looking through old photo albums that my parents put together of my brother’s and my childhood. All of the photos printed out, film copies in the front, and the bulky albums all lined up on a shelf. I do have one album of printed photos of my son in our house right now, […]

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  There was once a time when I dreamed of being a total Pinterest mom… sitting around doing crafts with my kids all day while the warm breeze rolled through the windows, playing games outside, and cooking perfect toddler meals. Then I became a mom. While I do strive to do plenty of activities with […]

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While there have definitely been some advantages to moving out West (hello 70 degrees in February!), there is one distinct disadvantage: we are 2000 miles away from our parents and most of our family. We’ve flown back and forth from California to Chicago several times a year since we moved. And once Henry was born, […]

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When you’re expecting a baby, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with options. Which carseat to choose? What baby book is the most comprehensive? (Spoiler on that one, it’s this book.) Will the baby sleep in our room or the nursery? What baby carrier will be best suited for our lifestyle? But there’s one more important […]

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