As I type this, I am nine months deep into my fourth pregnancy, so I have some experience with baby gear. Here's my tried and true list of must-have baby items that I wouldn't want to 'mom' without. Baby Sleep: Pack...
My third son is the most curious, lovable, and adorable creature on Earth. He just turned one, and his brothers, his Daddy, and I are all nuts for him. He also, for the last six months of his life,...

The Last Baby

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Photo credit: Ana Tablas via Unsplash As I slogged through my pregnancy with my third, and last, son, one phrase cheered me up over and over again: it's the last time! The last time stressing my way to the end...
My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When my water broke at...
Dear Child-Free Friends, I’m writing to let you know that motherhood can be pretty lonely, especially when your closest friends aren’t in the same boat as you. Just because I had a baby doesn’t mean the woman I was before...
A grape cutter with my name on it had just appeared on my front porch. The amazon package from whence it came contained no note, no gift receipt, no indication whatsoever who had sent it. But I had my...
The other day my son had a febrile seizure. I had no idea what that was or what it meant for my sweet 3-year-old boy. All I knew was that a seizure was something I never wanted or expected...
I’m in awe of the change that can happen in just 365 days. My baby is turning ONE this week—a whole trip around the sun.  It’s been such a quick year, a whirlwind…and yet it’s hard to remember life before...
Ok. This may not be very 2019 of me, but here goes: I Love Baby Books. For those of you non-Luddites out there, a baby book (also known as a record book or memory book) is a sort-of store-bought...
Can we talk about post-breastfeeding changes for a hot minute? I feel like weaning doesn't come up in conversation enough. Is the topic taboo? Maybe it is. Either way, I wish I knew what I know now before having...

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Guide to Pick-Your-Own Berries in Rhode Island and Beyond

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It's pick your own berry season! Nothing is better than taking the kids out to pick your own berries! Things can change quickly based...