Mama’s Musings

The Ultimate Teacher Will Arrive in Your Life! She Shall Be Known as Toddler.

Carnival of Natural Mothering

To the woman I used to be before I had children: You strive to be more present in the moment and to stop obsessing over the past and the future. You wish you could be a bit less self-conscious and completely disregard what other people think. You want to be able to push yourself to […]

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A Letter to My 10 Month Old Baby Girl {Wordless Wednesday Linky}

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A letter to my soon-to-be 10 month old (and a Wordless/Wordful Wednesday linky for your posts).

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3 Truths About the Twos: Why They Aren’t So Terrible

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If you have yet to experience the two’s, or if you’re wading your way through its midst as we are, here’s what I would like to share about it

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A Poem for My Baby Girl

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Mama’s poem for her baby girl

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What I Really Thought About the #BlogHer12 Conference

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Last week, I attended my first BlogHer conference in New York City. A couple of caveats about my experience: 1) I only went to the conference for one day; 2) I was wearing my favorite accessory – my 9 week old baby girl. I’m sure these factors greatly affected my experience, but I’d like to […]

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Rewriting the Baby Milestones

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This post was originally a guest post that I wrote for Hobo Mama in summer of 2011, but with 5 week old Little Sister now in our lives, I’m thinking about this topic once again. When Baby was born, I experienced every cliche a new mama expects to encounter. I was in love; Baby was […]

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The Ritual of Dedication: How We Welcomed Our New Baby

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This post was originally published on Natural Parents Network in May 2011. After a night of contractions and anticipating our second baby’s arrival, I’m thinking back to how we welcomed Baby into our family at large in October of 2010. A couple of years ago after experiencing a great tragedy in our family, I was […]

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Dear Baby, You’re 23 Months Old – Unforgettable Moments

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Dear Baby, This week, you turned 23 months old, and there are so many things about who you are right now that I never want to forget. With Little Sister due to arrive at any moment, I find myself savoring every little moment with you even more than usual. You’re so excited to be a […]

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What’s Essential to Me and a Nordic Naturals Contest

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

Nordic Naturals is sponsoring a What’s Essential contest to inspire people to share what is essential to them in living a healthy life. Here is what is essential to me: Nordic Naturals was kind enough to send me a bottle of Ultimate Omega-D3, as well as some other fantastic samples, and I was so glad […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby is as Big as a Peacock (LINKY)

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Happy 21 Month Birthday to my little love! Although it seems impossible, you grow even more amazing every day! Link up your Wordless Wednesday post with the linky below!

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A Valentine for My 20 Month Old Son

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Dear Baby, Tomorrow we will celebrate your 20 month birthday on Valentine’s Day, and it couldn’t be a more appropriate day for your monthly birthday to fall upon. Here are 20 reasons why you are my favorite little valentine: 1. I love the way you love us. You are so sweet and affectionate, and I […]

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I Thought I Knew Mama’s Top Posts of 2011

Green & Healthy Living

Happy New Year! January 3rd, 2012 marks my one year anniversary of blogging, and what a year it has been! According to Google Analytics, here are my top posts from 2011. I hope you enjoy revisiting a few of them or catching up on posts you may have missed. This blog is way better than […]

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Sunday Surf: The blog posts I recommend this week

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Here are a few of my favorite blog posts from this week: 30 Natural Birth Videos and Slideshows to Prepare Children for Labor and Birth (Plus Additional Resources) by Code Name: Mama This is an excellent resource for preparing an older sibling to witness a homebirth, and it’s also a fantastic resource for you if […]

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Joy Pockets #4

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I’m linking up with Holistic Mama to share my Joy Pockets from this past week: “No matter what is going on in our lives finding the little moments that bring us some joy reminds us what we are here for… to love life.” Receiving real kisses from Baby for the first time. He scrunched up […]

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Joy Pockets #3

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I’m linking up with Holistic Mama to share my Joy Pockets from this past week: “No matter what is going on in our lives finding the little moments that bring us some joy reminds us what we are here for… to love life.” Having my mom visit us from out of state for the past […]

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Joy Pockets #2

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I’m linking up with Holistic Mama to share my Joy Pockets from this past week: “No matter what is going on in our lives finding the little moments that bring us some joy reminds us what we are here for… to love life.” Gazing at my 15 month old’s many incredible expressions * Watching my […]

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Honoring 9/11

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Today, my heart is especially with the people of my home state, NY – remembering, never forgetting, and paying tribute to those we lost and the many heroes of that day. Wishing people everywhere strength, peace, and as hard as it may be on days like this, the ability to see the goodness of our […]

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Joy Pockets

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am writing my first Joy Pockets post today inspired by Bohemian Twilight. “No matter what is going on in our lives finding the little moments that bring us some joy reminds us what we are here for… to love life.” A Saturday morning with sunlight streaming through the windows, […]

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