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Knickernappies: Before I was a Mom

I wrote this blog post for my writing gig, but it was so heavy on my heart that I had to share it with you all.  To see the original post go to the Knickernappies blog.Before I was a mom I vowed that I would never allow my children out of the house with mismatched...

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Pink Eye. Bleh.

Remember when you took birthing classes to prepare for your first delivery and the teacher said, "You'll definitely know when you're in labor?"  Well, the same applies to pink eye.  Trust me, you'll know when it's pink eye. On Thursday morning Lady Bug woke up with a...

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The Last Decade

I turned 29 years old on Tuesday at approximately 10:38am.  Looking back I've had a pretty great decade in my 20s.  Here's a little walk down memory lane...In 2001, I left southern Jersey and went to Bethel University in the Twin Cities. There I met, Ben, who would...

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Guest Post on Knickernappies Blog: BALTIC AMBER!!!

I'm getting ready to buy Lady Bug a Baltic amber teething necklace so in the spirit of that I thought I'd write down my experience with Baltic amber and Buggie.  Here's a tiny excerpt, you'll have to go to Knickernappies for the rest of it...I dare you to try it if...

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Flat Head Syndrome: What is it?

  They come in bright colors, designs, and they even make decals for them to dress them up.  I have to admit that I always felt so sad for the parents and kids who had to wear these helmets.  The reason why I felt sad was b/c I simply did not understand what they were...

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First Time Fridays: Object up the Nose

I'm starting a little segment on here called First Time Fridays.  There's a first time for everything!It was bound to happen.  That thing that nearly every child does once in their short existence.  That's right, Buggie, picked pieces off of a Nerf football and...

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Potty Training: Two Steps Forward

 …and one step back.  Week after week that’s what it’s been at the FTM house.  We’re in full potty training mode with our boy, Buggie.  It wasn’t my decision at all.  I had been advised by my mommy friends to not push him into it so I didn’t.  I was actually planning...

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Lazy Pooping…

Go on over to Diaper Discussions and read my experience with Buggie being a lazy pooper.  I promise it'll make you laugh and may even educate you a bit!  Have a great long...

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Ramblings on Friendship

This past weekend the leadership team from my MOPS group and I took a much needed vacation to my parents' house in Galena, IL.  We went down there as a way to bond with each other and learn more about how to create a true community for our MOPS group.  (That's our...

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Celebrating Kendall! Remember When Design

Kendall, Julie Dukowitz PhotographyI have to admit that with Brennan I was so completely overwhelmed with the newborn experience that we didn't send out any kind of birth announcement until he was 3 months old.  This time I was bound and determined to not make the...

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