Category: Baby

Mira’s Birth Story

The fascinating thing about birth stories is that they are all different – from one woman to another, and from one baby to another. Mira’s story is so different from her brother’s. From the beginning, everyone told me that the 2nd baby arrives quicker. I heard everything about 30-minute labors to mentions of hoping I make it to the birth...
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Cleared for Exercise…Now What?!

I am excited to have a guest post for you from one of my favorite personal trainers, Jessica Sennet! Not only is she certified in pre-natal and postpartum fitness, but she’s a mom too, so she knows exactly what it takes to get back into shape after baby is born. I met Jess when I was living in Long Island City, New...
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What Burrito Ate Wednesday – March 29, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what my 16-month-old eats, so I figured it was time for another What Burrito Ate Wednesday! Baby boy chugs down 5 ounces of whole milk when he wakes up and then we put breakfast together about an hour later. All of a sudden, he likes muffins (he used to spit them out!) so I’ve...
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What Burrito Ate Wednesday – November 11, 2015

I think it’s about time for another What Burrito Ate Wednesday…don’t you? Now that the kiddo is approaching his first birthday (OMG…time flies!), and because I’ve gotten a little braver…we’ve been working on self-feeding more often. I’m slowly accepting the fact that food will end up smeared on the table, splattered on the wall, and dropped on the floor. It’s...
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What I Ate Wednesday – October 20, 2015

After a pretty restless night, today was a little stressful and had me fighting cravings for caffeine and sugar. Burrito decided to have a little party in his crib in the middle of the night – I kid you not…he would do downward facing dog and then clap. I’m really glad he’s proud of his yogi moves, but would prefer...
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What Burrito Ate Wednesday – October 14, 2015

Today, I decided to do something a little different. Instead of writing about what I ate…I’m showing you what Dean Burrito ate! The little guy is just shy of 11 months and has been a happy little eater since he was 6 months old. He continues to amaze me with what he will (and sometimes will not) eat. Burrito is...
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Giving Birth vs. A Marathon

I’ve written and re-written this about ten million times, because it’s so difficult to find the words to describe labor and childbirth. There is really NOTHING that compares, so when a runner friend asked me how similar it is to running a marathon, I kept thinking, and thinking…and thinking some more. I think about it most, and best, while I’m...
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Nursing In Public

I’ve been informed by the flurry of “new mommy” newsletters in my inbox that it’s World Breastfeeding Week (and that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month). I know that before I became a mom, I wouldn’t have paid any attention, but now that I am, it’s certainly something that I think about often. And just like so many things that...
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Starting Solids

Oh my goodness! My little Dean Burrito is 6 months old tomorrow and this mama is SUPER excited about starting him on solids. I’ve been buying seasonal fruits and veggies, cooking them, pureeing them, and freezing them to create a stash of homemade baby food. And I’ve been reading multiple opinions on the “best” ways to introduce your baby to...
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Dean’s Birth Story

Because nature has an amazing way of making you totally zone out through the birthing process, Dean’s birth story is written by my husband, Richard. I added some additional commentary as well! Fair warning…this post is VERY detailed (and long). It is meant to be just one example of how the birth experience can be. Every woman is different and...
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