Looking Forward To Mondays?
Family |
September 18, 2016

Looking Forward To Mondays?

When I was single and married without kids I hated Mondays (this should not come as a shock to anyone) and LOVED Fridays (again, no shock). The weekends were bliss. Saturdays were for sleeping in, drinking coffee on the porch, reading the Wall Street Journal cover to cover (minus the business section), maybe even reading a book, long walks with the doggie, and studying Hebrew. Sundays were farmers markets, grocery shopping, laundry, errands, and cleaning, the gym and fancy coffee… all done together as a couple. Since the nugget was born, everything......

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The Nugget
Family |
September 16, 2016

The Nugget

I know many of you are wondering why I refer to our son as The Nugget (or nugs or just nugget)… It’s really simple, there is no real reason. My brother started calling my little guy and his friend’s little girl ‘the nuggets’ as they were born around the same time. And when I started writing again, it just stuck. I am not opposed to sharing his name (I do on my personal spaces like Facebook) but the internet is forever and I don’t want to force him to have all of......

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Pregnancy Loss and NIPT
Family, Health |
September 05, 2016

Pregnancy Loss and NIPT

It’s possible that you don’t know us (personally) or our story… unless the only people reading this are my parents and in that case, HI MOM! Our story is a common one, though, not commonly talked about. Usually when I say this part, people get really uncomfortable… We had two miscarriages prior to the birth of the nugget. If you are interested in our story, here are a few blogs that I wrote along the way: Thanking G-d What’s In A Name It’s Been A While 3/3/15 During the third (and ultimately......

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One Of My Favorite Things
Fashion, Random |
September 02, 2016

One Of My Favorite Things

I am part of a bloggers group and they have been having a summer challenge… And I have been totally slacking off. In looking back on some of the topics, there was one I really wanted to write about… “Share Your Favorite Thing” it was called. They said “Pretend you are a celebrity and you are telling your fans all about the thing you cannot live without.” I will tell you the first thing that popped in my mind. TOMS Classics. Legit, these save the day all the time lately. Don’t know......

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Homemade Turkey Meatballs For Baby

Our food journey has been really challenging with the nugget. He’s struggled with prolonged vomiting and now has some trauma around eating. Except carbs. He loves his carbs. This summer he was pounding yogurt and milk and eating his weight in puffs, crackers, and all manner of bread products. He was refusing anything else I offered him in the fruit and veg families, with the notable exception of bananas… the great binder of the fruit family. I think you know where this is going… We had so many mornings of horrible crying......

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4 am
Family |
August 29, 2016

4 am

I woke up the other morning and it was 7:15. There was no screaming. No crying. No dog nudging me with her nose. No husband snoring or blowing his nose or brushing his teeth with the loudest electric toothbrush on the face of the planet. I just woke up.   It was magical. I never thought I would say that about 7am. I was the kid (adult) who, given the opportunity, could sleep until noon or 1:00. I used to bemoan the loss of the day while feeling super rested. I’ve forgotten......

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Homemade Beans & Rice
Family, Food |
August 25, 2016

Homemade Beans & Rice

My little guy is about as brand loyal as one year olds get! When it comes to food, he’s pretty much obsessed with the Plum Organics pouches. And of these pouches, his absolute favorite is the Plum World Baby Mexico pouch. The ingredients are beans and rice with sweet corn, red bell pepper, cilantro and lime. Pretty fancy for baby food, eh? Well at $1.30+ per pouch I thought, maybe I can make a close approximation for the nugget for less per serving. I found these recipes online and thought I could......

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My Baby Turned One
Family |
June 23, 2016

My Baby Turned One

I have been dragging my heels for weeks to write this blog… First, I’m having a pretty hard time believing my baby is one. Like how in the WORLD did that happen?! Just yesterday he was a dream in our minds, a squiggly baby in my tummy, a tiny floppy newborn… how is it possible that he is now a cruising, squirmy, tantruming, babbling big boy toddler?! This year has flown by but I thought I would write a little letter to the nugget and share some pictures here. Maybe one day......

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The Value of Mom Friends

I didn’t get the concept of ‘mom friends’ until we started trying to have a baby. I joined the “You are having a baby due in December 2014” group immediately. We all obsessed about the same stuff and it felt like a pretty safe space to talk about all the things I really wanted to talk about but my husband was uninterested in. And then we lost our first baby. And the moms who had been there before guided me through my grief. Then I joined the “You are having a baby due......

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Baby Gear
Family, Reviews |
May 22, 2016

Baby Gear

I get totally overwhelmed when picking out baby gear. I have, on several occasions, been researching products and looking at different ones, gotten overwhelmed and bought whatever I had seen first. There are so many options out there! I do love my some BabyGuyNYC and Lucie’s List for recommendations (OMG I love BabyGuy boxes and he’s why we got the UppaBaby system) but it can all be SO overwhelming! One resource that I have found that I cannot live without is Diapers.com (and Soap.com). Seriously. It’s like Amazon but it’s baby focused......

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