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My Life is a Musical
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When I became a mom, my life became a musical. Everything gets turned into a song. Who knew you could sing about poopin’ and peein’ or going for a car ride or waiting for daddy to come home? Who knew you could make up these songs on the spot? I have become a composer and lyricist. An amazing one, if I do say so...

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Forget the Typical Baby Diet: My Baby’s 1st Foods
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  A baby’s typical first foods is often rice cereal, (baby) oatmeal, or banana mixed with breastmilk or formula. Pish posh to that, I say! I want my little one to eat healthy as he is introduced to new foods. I’ve pretty much decided against pre-made baby foods, though I’m sure I’ll feed them to him much earlier than I hope to. We’ll see...

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10 Things to Know About Camping (w/an Infant)
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  Let’s start with the most important tidbit: my husband and I have never been camping. Okay, so I have been camping. Once, I think, when I was 12 years old. I camped inside a volcano in Naples, Italy, with my softball team. We camped at a site with shops, softball fields, swimming pools, showers…you get the idea. The only “camping” thing about it,...

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Where I’ve Been
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Where I’ve Been

Aug 16, 2015 by

The past couple of months, I’ve been AWOL. I started blogging and suddenly disappeared…for good reason. My husband, little one, and I took a much-needed vacation up the California coast and returned down the other side. We camped, stayed in hotels, drove through a tree…in short, we had a blast. Then, I needed time to launch my new business, a Korean food venture. (Check...

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Our First Father’s Day
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Yesterday day was Father’s Day – my husband’s first as a father. It was such a joy and honor to celebrate my husband as my little one’s daddy. It was made extra special because my husband was asked to preach the Father’s Day message at our church this year. (You can check out the message – video will be uploaded some time on Monday...

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Crockpot Oatmeal Two Ways
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Let’s be honest: As a mom of a little one, it’s not always easy to prepare and eat meals. Both are equally difficult to do. So we need to find shortcuts that allow us to accomplish what we want…like breakfast. This week, I made oatmeal in the crockpot for the first time. In fact, I made oatmeal for the first time in years this...

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What is Co-Sleeping?
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What is Co-Sleeping?

Jun 17, 2015 by

The other day, I wrote about co-sleeping with my little one. It seems several of my readers are unfamiliar with the term, and I apologize for not explaining what it is. Co-sleeping is actually an important topic for young mothers, particularly new ones, so I thought I’d take some time to talk about it a little. What is co-sleeping? Co-sleeping is also sometimes referred...

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Say “Hello” to a Future Pro Athlete
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Step aside LeBron…there’s a new star in town! My little one was born with big feet. The nurse at the hospital had trouble getting his footprints in the provided box because they were so big. How embarrassing! j/k 🙂 When this happened, my husband was convinced we had a future NBA star in our midst. As our little one continued to grow, he grew...

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Killer Crib: Why We Co-Sleep
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Okay, so we’ve been co-sleeping for about two months, and the Killer Crib thing just happened. So it’s not really the reason we co-sleep. But it’s certainly a driving factor in why we’ll continue. Because we co-sleep, the crib’s primary function is to serve as a stop-gap. Once in a while, after changing our little one’s diaper, we’ll set him in his crib so...

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You Can’t Spoil a Newborn…Or Can You?
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“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” – Frank A. Clark They say you can’t spoil a baby before he is 6 months old. And I believed them. Maybe I still do. Who is this elusive they, you ask? Well, everyone, it seems! WebMD, What to Expect, Dr. Sears, and other experts we often turn to...

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Breastfeeding & Fashion: A Classic Look
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“Bra off. Hair up. Sweats on.” – Unknown (but probably a mom!) Before my little one was born, I purchased two nursing bras. And that was it for nursing-related clothing. I already had a closet of maternity clothes that I might never wear again. I didn’t want to add to this with a wardrobe of nursing tops that might also not be worn again...

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Father’s Day Gifts for 5 Types of Dads
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  “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby Men are hard to shop for. Anyone who’s ever tried to shop for a man surely knows this. So with Father’s Day just around the corner (only 16 more days, ladies!), I thought I’d give you some ideas.   1. For the Geek Dad. Yes, the Geek Dad. If yours...

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Train Up a Child: Teaching Generosity
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  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6, ESV I’ve always been taught the importance of tithing in the church. Of giving and generosity in general, actually. In fact, I remember being 8 years old and tithing a dime on the dollar I made babysitting my brother....

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Babies Cry: Deal With It
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“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Babies cry. It’s a loud and annoying fact of life. We try as hard as we can to keep them from crying, but when it’s the babies’ only way of communicating with us, it’s an inevitable fact of life. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees. *** The other...

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Introducing the Tech Dad
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My name is Philip Brown, and I am the tech dad and the sports dad and hopefully sometimes the hiking dad. But for my wife’s blog, No Milk in That, I will go by Tech Dad. Each month I’ll post some of my thoughts and activities as I figure out this new life I’ve been blessed with. A good friend of mine (Israel Resendez)...

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Join Me!: Blogging My Way Through Mommyhood
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“If you tell a true story, you can’t be wrong.” -Jack Kerouac GULP. gulp. GULP. gulp. [gasping for air through the nose] GULP. gulp. GULP. gulp. The way he nurses each time I put him on my breast, you’d think my little one hadn’t eaten in days. Maybe weeks. But that’s the life of a newborn, I suppose. He knows only of himself. And...

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