General Life Parenting

Mommyhood: Who Am I

I yelled downstairs to the basement “Hey, do you mind if I dry my hair?” His response “No. Lord woman, dry your hair! We’re good.” I stood there, in the hallway, staring at my Agreeable Gray walls thinking to myself “Did I really just ask if it was okay to dry my hair? Who the …

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{My Decision to Lean Out}

Many of you know the notion of ‘Leaning In’ made popular by the book written by Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Essentially, Sandberg, who is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, describes why there aren’t as many women in power positions as we would expect in this day and …

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{Baby’s First 6 Months: They Never Tell You}

They never tell you…babies actually don’t like sleeping. They do when they are first born, but it quickly fades. However, right around week 9 your baby turns a corner, they start snoozing for 5+ hours. It might not seem long to someone who doesn’t have children, but to a new parent, that’s a lifetime. They …

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{Postpartum Depression: My Story}

The post below was written when Waverly was 5-weeks old. I thought that I was feeling the way I was because I wasn’t getting much sleep. Because I had a newborn. I figured it would get better. Everyone told me it would. So instead of asking for help, I let it go on a little …

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{The McBaileys Two Year Anniversary: Letter to Andrew}

Andrew – Today we celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary. To say that the past two years have been monumental and unforgettable would be an understatement. We’ve been busy these past two years babe. We bought a house, traveled to Mexico more times than should be legal, ran Ragnar together, started new jobs, spent countless hours …

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General Life Pregnancy

{Confessions of a Mommy-to-Be}

It took me three weeks to publish this post. It has been sitting in “Draft” status just staring at me each time I open WordPress. Today I found the courage to publish it. It’s not one of my lighter posts, so prepare thyself! {laughing} Being pregnant is hard and WONDERFUL. I truly do love being …

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{Valentine’s Day Texts for Your Husband}

It is almost February people! Which means, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. My husband is pretty dagon awesome about sending me love texts, emails, leaving me random love notes, etc. Soooo, I figured maybe I could show the same amount of “fun” love to him beginning February 1. Not that you should ONLY do this during …

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{5 Things I Learned from My Parent’s Marriage}

I’m prefacing this by stating that I lived a charmed life. My memories of childhood are nothing short of pink ribbons and ponies. I used to walk to school with my sister, hand-in-hand, and eat dinner with my entire family each night at 5:30 p.m. It was, what some would call, a dream childhood. We …

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