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Books I’ve Read Lately That I’d Recommend to Just About Anyone (& Some I Wouldn’t)

One great thing about not being pregnant anymore (besides having skinny ankles again) is that reading no longer makes me sick, which means I’ve been doing quite a bit of it. Because I believe in spreading around the wealth of good books, here are a few books I’ve read this year that I’d recommend to …

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Blogging Back the Lost Weeks & Marveling Over the Length of My Hair

  Having summers off has always been one of the greatest perks about being a teacher–it means sleeping in past the sunrise, reading a book while eating breakfast, and having all the time I want to experiment in the kitchen. Nowadays, it means glorious days spent at home with Raven, cheering her on as she …

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Celebrating Medium(ish) Victories–40 Lbs. Down!

  It’s not much of a secret that I’m a pretty driven person–generally when I set out to do something, I hit it pretty hard until I actually meet my goal or admit fair defeat. While my single-mindedness when it comes to reaching my goals can be (and often is) a great thing, it does …

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Today

Today

  Today an old man at the grocery store was solidly convinced Raven was a boy “because she’s dressed in blue” despite the woman he was with trying to point out the white hairbow and the fact that the blue outfit was actually a dress with polka dots. I still don’t think he was fully …

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On Egg Whites & Avocados & Breakfasts that Taste Like Dessert

    While in Kansas City with my siblings a couple weeks back, it came to my attention that I am now The Least Healthy Sister. As my sisters gabbled in the kitchen about levels of protein found in their favorite energy bars and talked about the virtue of eating every two or three hours …

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Experiencing Labor & Delivery From the Other Side

  Even though my own natural birthing experience with Raven had its complications at the end, I will always be an advocate for unmedicated labor and deliveries because I can still recognize all the positive side effects that came from it (some far-reaching and long-lasting, like the fact that natural births are correlated with lower …