• Growing Up: Finding Balance

    October 9, 2018raelaf

    I’ve come to terms with the fact that there is no winning in Motherhood.  What I mean is, it’s hard work! And everything balances out in a weird way that involves winning and losing. Let me explain…  Working as a mom is probably the biggest change in my life. I still have the same career…

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  • Growing Up: Theo’s Favorite Things

    September 25, 2018raelaf

    I’ve got a new series coming atchya! Growing Up is my new little corner to share whatever I feel like for the week. Baby ramblings, parent mishaps, our favorite things, feeding babies, scuffles my dog gets into, etc.    First up is a list of Theo’s favorite things this year!    #1 Little People Animal…

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  • Growing Up: Becoming Mom

    May 17, 2018raelaf

    Before I had a baby, I didn’t like babies.    I just had absolutely no interest in children or babies or basically anyone under the age of 21. I was just living my life and found children to be noisy. And sticky. And they run around and get in your way when you’re walking. I…

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  • Smart Spending: Surviving Baby Bath Time on a Budget

    April 29, 2018raelaf

    Up until Theo was about 5 months old, I have spent exactly 97 cents on baby bath products.  What was it that I bought? A rubber ducky.    There are so many baby bath products out there! Just browsing through them is tempting. Even I have to stop myself sometimes. There are the actual infant tubs,…

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  • Smart Spending: Newborn Essentials from a Novice Mom

    March 6, 2018raelaf

    I’m no expert on parenting. I’ve only been at it for about 6 months now. It still throws me off if someone asks me if I’m Theodore’s mom.  So you probably shouldn’t even listen to me. But I’ve read dozens of “baby essential” and “things you must buy for your newborn” articles online that are…

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  • Meet Lucy the Wonder Dog + Her One Year Adoptaversary

    November 16, 2017Rachel

    This is Lucy. She is a dog. She is actually my favorite dog.   I can’t believe it has already been one year since we adopted her! And what a whirlwind of a year it has been for her.  Our first meet and greet with her was not exactly love at first sight. She was…

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  • Meet Theodore + My Birth Story

    September 16, 2017Rachel

    We call him Theo. He lives with us now. Full time. For at least the next 18 years or so. But he is a pretty cool little guy. We met him on August 16th of this year and decided to keep him. But his story starts long before then.      When I was pregnant,…

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