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Here’s a Fun Trick to Play on Your Friends

 Spending a lot more time in your house then you normally would because you have a baby? Big adjustment. Here’s a fun trick to play on your friends for your own enjoyment. 1. Invite your friends over for coffee. 2. Dress the baby in a hand me down from older sibling […]

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Journal, Journal, and then do more Journaling.

How many people do you tell your honest birth story to? And by honest I mean the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help me God? Probably not often. Because #1 we are civilized human beings and if you can read the room you know sometimes it’s best to smile and say “It was […]

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An Apology to My Second Child

Dear Smudgy Baby, You are the best surprise of my life. Your brother was 3 months old when you were concieved. Surprise! Don’t worry, we hoped our children would be close in age, and there you were.   Yet having a second baby at anytime is challenging, never mind the craziness of having two under two […]

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Preparing Your Dog for New Baby

Everyone’s world gets turned upside down when a new baby is brought home. Now, it’s important as a new Mom to not forget our other creatures that we love so much. More specifically, our dog pals. The most successful way to transition our furry friends to having a baby in the house is to start prepping during pregnancy. Think […]

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You Might be Pregnant If..

Have you ever seen the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant” on the Learning Channel? It is a guilty pleasure of mine. Something my sister and I could watch in our pajamas and unleash a fury of sarcasm on.  Now in all fairness, there are medical anomalies. There are rare and random circumstances. I […]

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Our First Kidless Get Away

For the past three years, we have been busy.  We sealed the deal.   Became impregnated. Took belly pics like this at 5 months. Thought being pregnant was adorable.   Then THAT (see picture above) became THIS…. 10.1 lbs of man beast baby. I spent the entire month of June 2013  sitting on a frozen […]

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Year in Review: A Smudgy Tale

“The second baby happens faster. The second time is faster.” I repeated over and over to myself as I power walked around my yard. I knew you were coming. The hot August sun caused me to sweat in places I had never known were possible. My thighs rubbed together. If you think you can’t get […]

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Are You My Last Baby?

As I watch you sleep, questions from friends and strangers run through my mind… “Are you going to have any more?” “Oh Com’on, You’re going to have a 3rd right?” “You’ve got to give Josh a little Princess!” “You guys need a little girl.” “You’re not done! Com’on” “Will you guys have more kids?” I […]

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